Emterra Group qualifies for minority business certifications

Emterra Group qualifies for minority business certifications

Company uses International Women’s Day to celebrate its status as a women’s business enterprise.

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March 8, 2018
Edited by DeAnne Toto
Certification Municipal / IC&I Tires

Pictured above: Emmie Leung, founder and CEO of Emterra Group

Emterra Group, a Burlington, Ontario-based company owned and operated by women, is using International Women’s Day, March 8, 2018, to celebrate recent minority business certifications the company’s divisions have received.

Emterra Environmental has been certified as a women’s business enterprise through WBE Canada. Additionally, Emterra Group divisions—Emterra Environmental, Emterra Tire Recycling and Canadian Liquids Processors—have qualified for certification as a minority business enterprise through CAMSC, the Canadian Aboriginal and Minority Supplier Council.

“In an industry traditionally dominated by men, it’s nice to be recognized for being a woman and a minority,” says Emmie Leung, founder and CEO of Emterra Group. “By adding these certifications to our organization’s resume, we are distinguishing ourselves from our competitors and showcasing the contributions we have made to Canada’s social fabric.”

(To read about a recent honor Leung received, click here.)

Emterra Group is a family-owned and operated international organization with four distinct divisions, 25 locations and more than 1,100 employees across Canada and in the U.S. state of Michigan.

To become certified as a women’s business enterprise through WBE Canada, Emterra Environmental participated in “a rigorous and stringent due diligence process to confirm that the business is owned and managed by women,” the company says. To achieve certification through CAMSC, Emterra’s Canadian divisions followed a similar process to confirm the business is owned and controlled by members of a minority group.

Along with these new certifications, Emterra also enjoys the benefits of having access to a pool of other certified enterprises, adding diversity to its supply chain.

Emterra Group is a leader in waste resources management in Canada. Its four divisions offer municipal and industrial, commercial and institutional (IC&I) customers a fully integrated approach to collecting, processing and marketing waste, recyclables, packaging and printed paper, organic waste, used tires and waste liquids. Emterra has operations in the Canadian provinces of British Columbia, Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Ontario and in the U.S. state of Michigan. The company annually ships approximately 500,000 metric tons of recyclables to end markets to be remanufactured into new products.