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Sustainability

Goodwill Industries of Alberta is an organization based on the triple P bottom line of people, profit with purpose and planet. If an item doesn’t find a new home through the traditional retail chain, Goodwill’s Sustainability Action Plan will ensure the item gets a second chance to bring someone else joy in their life or the item will be recycled responsibly. For more visit our Sustainability page.

Diverted waste from landfills

The Goodwill Industries of Alberta Sustainability Action Plan is intended to be a practical guide that provides a road map of goals, areas of action and performance review tools that integrates the values of sustainability into all areas of operations and services. Goodwill has to close to a 90% diversion rate from the landfill and the organization as a whole diverts millions of kilograms every year thanks to the Sustainability Action Plan.

Environmental Impact

Programs to reduce impact on the environment include the recycling repurposing and upcycling of:
  • Plastics
  • Glass & Ceramics
  • Voltage adaptors
  • Rollerblades
  • Broken Pallets
  • Suitcases
  • Cigarette Waste
  • Repair of broken furniture

The Amazing Impact Centre

This facility is home to Goodwill’s outlet store in Alberta where donated goods have a second chance to be sold to consumers at discounted prices. Once a donated item passes through one of Goodwill’s retail locations and does not sell to a potential customer, the item goes here. The donated goods are sold in bulk and by the pound giving customers one last chance make a purchase. This reduces the number of items scheduled to go for recycling or to the landfill and becomes a thrift shoppers dream!

Community Partners

We work closely with the communities where we operate for a positive impact. We are always looking to forge new partnerships to address environmental and social issues.

Great examples of these partnerships with Goodwill includes:
  • College HUNKS Hauling Junk & Moving,
  • the University of Alberta
  • ATB Financial.
  • The City of Calgary Throw N’ Go Stations
  • Aquatera
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