Kindred Credit Union

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Kindred Credit Union (Kindred) is a member-owned financial cooperative based in Kitchener, Ontario. Kindred’s values-centred approach is woven into everything we do and makes us the one-of-a-kind choice for people across Ontario who want to connect their values and faith with their finances.

Business Type: Finance and Insurance

Reduction Commitment:

Observing Organization in Milestone 3

 

Notable GHG Reduction and Sustainability Projects

Sustainability Culture:

MSCU has an informal “green network” among the staff. MSCU’s main driver for sustainability efforts is its Stewardship in Action program, which works to also advance peace, social justice and mutual aid initiatives. The program takes responsibility for planning and communicating activities. Informal staff initiatives are also affirmed for their efforts. Recently, these have involved composting, paper reduction, and purchasing ideas.

Sustainability Goals:

  1. Put together a plan (long-term sustainability initiatives) for the next 3-5 years.
  2. Set a GHG reduction target
  3. Improve energy efficiency
  4. Sustainable policy development


Awards/Recognition:

Best for the World for B Corp (2017)

Membership accepted for Global Alliance for Banking on Values (2017)

Corporate Award for Outstanding Charitable Achievement (2013): Present by the Ontario Credit Union Charitable Foundation, which included MSCU’s sustainability initiatives.

Benjamin Janzen was awarded the National Credit Union Young Leader Award and Scholarship by Credit Union Central of Canada and one of five World Young Credit Union Professional Scholarships from the World Council of Credit Unions for leading the Stewardship in Action program, which includes sustainability.

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