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Telus, Metrolinx and more honoured for recycling, charity work

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Telus, crown transport agency Metrolinx, and other companies were among honourees at the fifth annual Green4Good Awards presented this week by Compugen Finance Inc. (CFI), the leasing arm of the Richmond Hill, Ont.-based IT company.

The corporate awards were given for “commitment to IT asset reuse” through participation in the Green4Good program, which turns used IT assets into charity donations, according to an official Compugen statement.

In total, $1 million was donated to charity through the program.

Other award recipients in the corporate category included Canadian business law firm McCarthy-Tétrault,  Canadian life insurance and financial services company Empire Life, oil and gas exploration company Canadian Natural Resources Limited, IT consulting firm CGI Group Inc., UK-based RSA Insurance Group plc, and Aeroplan.

Meanwhile, individual awards were also presented to Ellen Campbell, CEO and founder of Canadian Centre for Abuse Awareness, Claudette McGowan, vice president of digital workspace services, Bank of Montreal, and Stewart Banks, AVP, Workspace Service Delivery, TD Bank.

“Green4Good represents a compelling argument for creative collaboration between corporations seeking to do good in terms of social esponsibility and social organizations who can identify the need and address it efficiently and urgently when given resources,” program director Steve Byrne said in the statement.