Corporate Social Responsibility

We are strongly committed to helping local communities and motivating E.B. Horsman & Son employees to increase their efforts in helping society. Some examples of our commitment to corporate social responsibility include continuous fundraising activities, along with the company’s donations to the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

Children's Hospitals:

Our continuous fundraising activities occur throughout the year and involve E.B. Horsman & Son employees, suppliers, and customers, enabling us to give back to our local communities. 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 and the Jim Pattison Children’s Hospital Foundation will be our fundraising focus in Saskatchewan. Read More

The BC Ride to Conquer Cancer:

The Ride to Conquer Cancer® presented by Wheaton Precious Metals® benefiting BC Cancer Foundation is an epic, two-day cycling event spanning over 200 kilometres throughout BC! Our vision is clear - A World Free From Cancer.

The money you raise for The Ride to Conquer Cancer® benefits BC Cancer Foundation and support leading clinicians, scientists, and researchers whose search for new discoveries and improved patient outcomes will have a real impact in our communities throughout the province, across Canada, and around the world.

Team E.B. Horsman has supported The Ride to Conquer Cancer® since 2017 fundraising and donating a cumulative total of over $65,379! Read More

Scholarship Programs:

Our scholarship programs help us cope with challenges surrounding talent management, succession planning and general market awareness in British Columbia, Alberta and Saskatchewan. Focused on Western Canada, the scholarships are available to students enrolled in technical programs that offer training in electrical, instrumentation or building technologies.

E.B. Horsman & Son demonstrates its dedication to its employees and future generations by providing financial support for post-secondary education via the H.G. Horsman scholarship. The scholarship is awarded to children of E. B. Horsman & Son employees who exhibit both academic proficiency and strong leadership ability in school, social and other activities, and who are entering their first year of post-secondary education at an accredited Canadian college, university or technical/trade school.

E.B. Horsman & Son is a proud supporter of the Electro Federation Canada (EFC) scholarship program. For more than two decades, EFC has been supporting university and college students in their pursuit of a career in the electrical industry. Every year, EFC awards in excess of $100,000 to more than 50 worthy recipients.

Learn more about EFC Scholarship programs

E.B. Horsman & Son is committed to support BCIT students throughout their enrollment in the Electrical and Computer Engineering Technology program’s Automation and Instrumentation option. We contribute financially towards two BCIT awards every year: An Entrance award which is awarded in the fall, and a Graduating Achievement award granted in June.

E.B. Horsman & Son is proud to support Kwantlen Polytechnic University’s 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
  • Marketing
  • Construction
  • Electrician
  • 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 longstanding traditions of service excellence, integrity and innovation.

Green Initiatives:

E.B. Horsman & Son is an active partner with BC Hydro and organizations offering other Power Smart programs. Our familiarity and involvement with BC Hydro’s Power Smart program allow 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. These efforts, which align with our lighting control strategy, include sales of occupancy sensors and lighting control products –and as well as helps our customers understand the requirements of the ASHRAE 90.1 2010 standard.

E.B. Horsman & Son is a Product Care Advisory Committee (PCA) member. PCA currently operates lamp product-stewardship programs in B.C., Manitoba and Quebec. The B.C. and Manitoba programs are known as LightRecycle, while the Quebec program is known as RecycFluo.

Additionally, our participation in PCA allows us to be involved in the development, implementation and revision of new and existing programs, ensuring that they meet the needs of our business. Furthermore, our PCA membership ensures that we are at the forefront of these programs – and are viewed as an industry leader that knows how to implement them.

We have undertaken various initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint. Our streamlined warehouse-management and ERP systems allow us to operate our central distribution warehouse in a nearly paperless environment.

The central distribution warehouse also reduces waste and recycling needs by utilizing reusable shipping totes, crates and mailbags. The warehouse team appropriately disposes of more than 90% of plastic and cardboard. We have installed a trash compacter at our head office to reduce the number of truckloads of recyclable cardboard leaving the central distribution warehouse. Lighting fixtures, lamps and metal are also recycled at the central distribution warehouse and all of the company’s other warehouses.

Periodically, we donate demonstration samples to technical schools for training purposes, and to organizations such as Habitat for Humanity.