Many people come to Ballard for the opportunity to advance innovative clean energy solutions. It is at the heart of our vision - to be the leading global provider of innovative clean energy solutions. Fuel cells reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve local air quality, compared to the technologies they replace. That is something we can all be proud of. The Ballard Green Team was initiated to help build momentum for greening Ballard, channeling employees' ideas, supporting initiatives and helping reduce Ballard’s environmental footprint. We have implemented a number of green initiatives and we’re always open to new ideas.
At Ballard, we believe in giving back to the communities we work and live in. Each year we work closely with specific charities in our local communities to raise money and awareness through a combination of fund raising activities and volunteering. We raised more than $100,000 during our last United Way Campaign.
We are a hardworking group, focused on achieving our corporate goals and living our values. But sometimes it’s nice to take a break and have some fun together. We are involved in a number of activities throughout the year, including holiday celebrations, skating parties, soccer tournaments, ski trips, golf tournaments and we’re always open to ideas for something new.
During the year we participate in designated Challenge Solving Innovation Sessions (CSIS) where we set time aside to work on problems and look for solutions that drive strategic innovation. A few years ago we started these innovation sessions in our R&D group, and recently we have expanded to focus on participation across all of our Ballard Teams.