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SUSTAINABILITY


Burlington Centre is Proud to be BOMA Best Certified.

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Giving Back to the Communities that Support Us

Corporate philanthropy is a key facet of RioCan’s profile as a good corporate citizen and one that we have always viewed as a priority. We support a number of charitable organizations, with an emphasis on children’s and medical charities, through donation of our time, space and financial resources. Giving back to the communities that we live, work and thrive in has always been important to us; fundraising efforts return long-lasting benefits to society, its employees and the Trust.


Health and Wellbeing

RioCan strives to make each of its shopping centres a safe and integral part of its local community. Adequate lighting in parking lots, a clean environment and attentive staff all assist in providing a safe shopping environment in RioCan’s centres. RioCan has installed automated external defibrillators (AEDs) in many of RioCan’s enclosed shopping centres to provide emergency care in the event of a heart attack. An AED is a device that can monitor heart rhythms, and if necessary deliver an electric shock to restore heart rhythm and potentially save lives.


Strong Internal Team

RioCan provides its employees with a safe work environment, free from discrimination and harassment. RioCan has a number of employee-focused initiatives that are designed to improve workplace satisfaction. These initiatives include development and education programs. RioCan also has a comprehensive Code of Conduct for all employees, which includes protections against harassment and discrimination and provides guidelines for employee conduct including anti-bribery and fair dealing with RioCan’s stakeholders. Furthermore, RioCan provides a Whistleblower hotline to provide employees with the ability to anonymously report violations of RioCan’s Code of Conduct.


Honey Bees

There's lots to buzz about at Burlington Centre. Our rooftop bee hive installation helps keep bees healthy and the environment thriving. This venture is in collaboration with Backed by Bees.

​ Burlington Centre Zero Waste Zone located beside Bentley

Burlington Centre has introduced a convenient depot for recyclable items not accepted by municipal/regional household waste collection. The zone features a series of single purpose recyclable bins for everyday items such as candy and snack wrappers, PPE, Brita filters, and plastic cards that have fallen out of use, such as old library cards and membership cards.

Click here for a list of items to recycle.


Oscar Recycling Units

Burlington Centre has launched a new waste-management system designed to help guests recycle their items properly at the point of disposal. The new system, known as Oscar Sort, is an A.I.-powered recycling assistant aimed to increase sorting. 


Zero Waste Zone

Visit our Zero Waste Zone to recycle items not accepted by municipal/regional household waste collection. Items accepted are candy and snack wrappers, PPE items, Brita filters, batteries and plastic cards.


Zero Waste


The friendly interactive experience provides three centralized zero-touch, zero-waste stations around the centre, that gamify recycling to boost diversion. As visitors approach the stations, the Oscar unit will identify recycling from trash and instructs users on whether it belongs in the compost, recycling, or landfill stream bin. The camera can differentiate between multiple items and prioritize which ones to instruct users about first. The units are available in the food court.


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