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Climate Smart Certification press release 2023

March 1, 2023

For Immediate Release

PR Contact: Ecotrend Marketing, Ecotrend Ecologics, 1 855 215 2290 (Ext 213),

Ecotrend Ecologics is a 2023 Climate Smart Certified business – transforming into a sustainability leader by cutting costs and carbon. The award-winning program provides businesses with data and training to profitably reduce their carbon footprint.

VANCOUVER, British Columbia, February, 27, 2023/ – Today, Ecotrend Ecologics Ltd. announces its successful completion of the Climate Smart Training and Certification program. This award-winning greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions program from BMO Radicle Inc. enables businesses to transform into sustainability leaders while reducing business costs.

Ecotrend Ecologics has achieved a 44% decrease in emissions since 2011 by becoming Climate Smart Certified. The Climate Smart program provides a unique combination of training, tools, and technical assistance to enable companies to measure and reduce their GHG emissions, make informed decisions to invest in efficiencies, and communicate their sustainability initiatives in a compelling and data-driven way. This unique approach equips companies with the tools to analyze, measure, and reduce emissions and develop the capacity to lead the emissions reduction charge internally.

Becoming a Climate Smart Certified business means joining other industry-leading companies making environmental stewardship and economic prosperity their new reality. Thanks to this accolade, Ecotrend Ecologics is helping to move the food and product distribution sector towards a brighter future, making a direct impact on the financial and environmental longevity in Vancouver, B.C.

Ecotrend has achieved a 20% reduction in scope 1 emissions since their baseline year. The majority of that decrease occurred through heat.

Their scope 2 emissions dropped by 20% since their baseline year, with the majority through electricity.

The most significant reduction Ecotrend achieved was in scope 3 reductions, with a 45% decrease occurring through air transport. Additionally, Ecotrend has purchased 485 GJ of renewable natural gas and 8361 litres of green fuel for their 2022 inventory from Bullfrog Power.

“ To us at Ecotrend, being Climate Certified keeps us aligned and accountable to our values of operating business in an environmentally conscious way. We’re proud to be a part of this program for the past 12 years and will continue to be a steward in environmentally sound principles,” says John Harrison, Founder and CEO of Ecotrend Ecologics.

The Climate Smart Training and Certification program has helped over 1200 businesses reach their GHG emissions reduction goals while balancing financial prosperity. Ultimately, businesses that invest in reducing their carbon footprint save money—often a lot of it. The Climate Smart program has enabled companies reach an average of 24% emissions reductions against baseline, and $4.7 million (CAD) in total cost savings.

“By completing the Climate Smart training program, companies are pioneering a new path towards Net Zero, making environmental stewardship and financial prosperity two sides of the same coin,” says Saj Shapiro, Head, BMO Radicle. “Climate Smart Certified businesses are among global industry leaders who have taken steps toward creating sustainable initiatives for their company’s long-term success, and showing they have a plan in place to make a positive impact for the environment for generations to come.” In completing this program, Ecotrend Ecologics joins other industry leaders in meeting emissions reduction objectives that benefit the environment – and their bottom line.

About BMO Radicle

BMO Radicle helps guide today’s progressive companies toward tomorrow’s sustainable future. From our early beginnings in Calgary, Canada, when we developed one of the world’s first software platforms to measure, qualify, and aggregate greenhouse gas emissions, we’ve now taken root internationally to leverage data, insights, and technology to safeguard our shared tomorrow. In 2022, Radicle became a part of BMO Capital Markets. BMO Radicle works with businesses and organizations across all industries and sizes to enable planet-positive solutions by increasing efficiency while lowering costs and emissions. We believe that financial and environmental sustainability are two sides of the same coin: balance between the two is possible. Visit to learn more.