Awards & Recognition

Nordion takes great pride in its contributions to the communities it serves and its commitment to the environment.



Nordion voted one of Canada’s Safest Employers!

On October 30, 2013, Thomson Reuters announced their 2013 winners of the third annual Canada’s Safest Employers Award. Employers from across Canada were recognized for their outstanding achievements in workplace health and safety with a total of 24 employers took home gold or silver awards. Nordion was recognized as the Gold Recipient in the Manufacturing Division.

Click here to view Nordion’s video that aired at the awards ceremony highlighting our EH&S program.

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National Capital Region's Top 25 Employers

The National Capital Region's Top Employers is an annual competition organized by MediaCorp Canada , the editors of Canada 's Top 100 Employers.

This special designation recognizes the Ottawa-area employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work, that attracts and retains quality employees, and offers good prospects. Nordion has been a National Capital Region Top Employer award recipient for seven years in a row since 1996.

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Best Employer for New Canadians

Awarded by Mediacorp Canada Inc., editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers, the Best Employer for New Canadians designation recognizes the nation's best employers for recent immigrants.

Nordion has been recognized five times as a recipient of the Best Employer for New Canadians designation for promoting the issue of immigrant employment in Canada to other employers, advising internationally-trained jobseekers in person at networking events, and working with community organizations to help internationally-trained professionals find employment.

Nordion is an inaugural member of Hire Immigrants Ottawa's Employer Council of Champions, a team of employers dedicated to promoting the idea of hiring immigrants within their firms. Hire Immigrants Ottawa is a community-based campaign made up of employers, immigrant settlement, and employment agencies and other groups who aim to create more employment opportunities for immigrant jobseekers.

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2009 Ottawa Business Achievement – Company of the Year Silver Award

Organized by the Ottawa Chamber of Commerce, the Business Achievement Awards celebrate the best of the best that the Ottawa business community has to offer.

Nordion was selected as runner up in the Company of the Year category for its strong business achievements, innovative partnerships and community relations activities.

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Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) Leadership Award

This designation is awarded by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to a select group of Canadian companies that have made a significant and innovative contribution to energy efficiency. Nordion is a CIPEC Award recipient.

By changing light ballasts and modifying lighting schedules, Nordion achieved an 18 per cent decrease in hydro consumption. The annual savings for this project totaled 3,277,654 kilowatt hours, generating enough energy to provide hydro to 327 homes per year.

By insulating buildings, operating with fewer heating, ventilation and air conditioning units on high efficiency, and determining lower steam requirements for a back-up boiler, Nordion achieved a 15 per cent reduction in natural gas consumption. As a result, 250,000 m3 of natural gas is being saved on an annual basis, enough gas for 83 homes annually.

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ENERGY STAR Market Transformation Award

Nordion is the recipient of an ENERGY STAR® Market Transformation Award from the Government of Canada. The award recognizes the exceptional work Nordion takes in promoting energy efficiency and reducing the day-to-day use of electricity. ENERGY STAR award is part of a family of ecoENERGY Efficiency Awards supported by Canada's Government to celebrate best practices in innovation in energy efficiency in all sectors of the economy.

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Return on Environment Partnership Award

The Return on Environment® (ROE) Partnership Award is presented worldwide to a select group of industrial, commercial, and institutional establishments whose strong working relationship with GE Infrastructure Water & Process Technologies results in significant environmental, health, and safety benefits, while at the same time reducing operating costs. Nordion is the recipient of an ROE Partnership Award for an initiative which involved removing 25,000 gallons of water containing a corrosion inhibitor from a chilled water system at their corporate headquarters in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

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