About Pacific Blue Cross
Pacific Blue Cross has been British Columbia's leading benefits provider for 80 years. We are an independent, not-for-profit society with strong roots in BC’s health care system. Together with our subsidiary BC Life, we provide health, dental, life, disability and travel coverage to 1 in 3 British Columbians through employee group plans and individual –
Pacific Blue Cross named one of Canada's Greenest Employers
We are thrilled to announce that Pacific Blue Cross has been named as one of Canada's Greenest Employers! The award recognizes employers that lead the nation in creating a culture of environmental awareness in their organizations. Some of the environmental initiatives that we've been recognized for include: • Success with our digitization project and online claims • Our environmentally-friendly building, including light sensors and LED lighting • Our centralized, comprehensive waste and recycling areas For the past several years, Pacific Blue Cross has made tremendous strides to reduce its carbon footprint and work towards a greener future. This year, our hard work is being recognized with a national award. Pacific Blue Cross and its Green Team – a Pacific Blue Cross committee focused on environmental efforts – were praised for their work in raising consciousness among employees about environmental responsibility, not just at work but also at home and in the community. Some of the major environmental initiatives undertaken in recent years include installing light sensors in all meeting rooms and offices and moving almost entirely from incandescent to LED lighting. Garbage bins were also removed from individual offices and relocated to centralized, comprehensive waste and recycling stations to promote waste reduction. Our transition to online claims is one of our most significant environmental accomplishments. The digitization initiative has been underway for several years; today, over 88% of claims are being submitted electronically which equates to roughly four million pages of paper, 500 trees, and about 300 tonnes of carbon dioxide-equivalent waste saved in 2019 which represents a 59% decrease in paper use since 2012. Soon, with working from home continuing to be a reality, Pacific Blue Cross will be looking to extend its energy reduction plan beyond office walls to help staff do the same in their own homes.