We have a strong commitment to helping the local community while motivating the employees of E.B. Horsman & Son to increase their efforts in helping society. One example of this is our continuous fundraising activities alongside the company’s donations to BC Children’s Hospital.
Continuous fundraising activities happen throughout the year involving the employees and customers of E.B. Horsman & Son to give back to the community. For 2017, BC Children’s Hospital will continue to be the primary foundation of support in British Columbia while Stollery Children’s Hospital will receive our support in Alberta. Read More
Being active participants in supporting different scholarship programs will help us with challenges around talent management, succession planning and general market awareness in both British Columbia and Alberta. Our scholarships will have a Western Canada focus and will be for Technical Programs in Electrical, Instrumentation, or Building Technologies.
E.B. Horsman & Son is dedicated to its employees and future generations by providing financial support for Post-Secondary education via the HG Horsman Scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to children of EBH employees who exhibit both academic proficiency and strong leadership ability in school, social and other activities and who are also entering their first year Post-Secondary education into an accredited Canadian College, University, Technical or Trade school
E.B. Horsman & Son is a proud supporter of the Electro Federation Canada (EFC) scholarship program, which for 20 years, has been supporting university and college students in their pursuit for a career in the electrical industry. Last year, EFC awarded a total of $130,000 across 53 worthy recipients. In 2017, EFC and its sponsors are providing over $150,000 across 57 scholarships towards this program. E.B. Horsman & Son will be supporting the EFC scholarship program in 2017 with a $3,750 commitment across 3 scholarships.
E.B. Horsman & Son is committed to support BCIT students throughout their education in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program, Automation and Instrumentation option, from start to finish. We are happy to announce that we will be financially contributing towards two BCIT awards: an Entrance award which will be awarded in the fall of 2017, and a Graduating Achievement award which will be granted in June 2017.
E.B. Horsman & Son is proud to support Kwantlen Polytechnic Universities scholastic program by offering scholarships to students who achieved above average academic performance. To be considered, the student must be a Canadian citizen, exhibit leadership in his/her local business community, and enrolled in one of the following programs:
- Business Management
- Business Administration
- Power Line Technician
- Apprenticeship Program – Construction Electrical (Levels 1 -4)
By supporting Kwantlen students in British Columbia, we remain committed to our goal of helping our local communities thrive. We are always looking for talented, enthusiastic and committed people who can contribute to our long-standing traditions of service excellence, integrity and innovation.
E.B. Horsman & Son is an active partner with BC Hydro and other Power Smart Programs. Our familiarity and involvement with the program allows us to provide value added services to our customers looking to reduce their power consumption.
We actively promote and support suppliers of green technology products. This aligns with our lighting control strategy includes product sales of occupancy sensors and lighting controls as well as helps our customers understand the requirements of ASHRAE 90.1 2010.
E.B. Horsman & Son is a Product Care Advisory Committee Member (PCA). PCA currently operates lamp product stewardship programs in three provinces: British Columbia (BC), Manitoba (MB) and Québec (QC). The BC and MB programs are known as LightRecycle while the QC program is known as RecycFluo.
Additionally our participation in the Advisory Committee allows us to be in the development and implementation process for any new programs or changes to existing programs and therefore ensuring they meet the needs of our business. Furthermore, it ensures we are at the leading edge of these programs and are viewed as an Industry Leader for knowledge and implementation of these programs.
We have undertaken various initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint. Our Warehouse management systems & ERP streamlining allows us to operate our Central distribution warehouse in a nearly paperless environment.
The Central distribution warehouse has also set up byproduct recycling/reduction by utilizing reusable shipping totes, crates and mailbags. The warehouse team appropriately disposes of over 90% of plastic and cardboard. We have installed a head office trash compacter to reduce the number of truckloads of recyclable cardboard at the Central distribution warehouse. Lighting fixtures, lamps and metal are also recycled at both the Central Distribution warehouse and warehouses throughout the company.
Over the past year we have donated demonstration samples for training aids to technical schools and organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.