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Clintar Wins Two Awards at the 2019 International Business Awards

Steve Sinodinos | August 13, 2019 | Corporate News

Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services is proud to announce that we have won two awards at the 2019 International Business Awards. A record total of more than 4,000 nominations from organizations of all sizes and in virtually every industry were submitted this year for consideration in a wide range of categories.

Our Chief Commercial Officer, VP of Sustainability Kimberly Khoury won a silver for Woman of the Year and Clintar won bronze for Corporate Social Responsibility Program of the Year. We are very proud of these two accomplishments as they’re recognition of the work we’ve been putting in to make Clintar a leader in the commercial outdoor services space.

International Business Awards, Stevie 2019

The International Business Awards are the world’s premier business awards program. All individuals and organizations worldwide – public and private, for-profit and non-profit, large and small – are eligible to submit nominations. The 2019 IBAs received entries from organizations in 74 nations and territories.

Nicknamed the Stevies for the Greek word for “crowned,” the awards will be presented to winners at a gala awards banquet at the ANDAZ Hotel am Belvedere, Vienna, Austria on 19 October. 

Kimberly has persevered through a tough, long learning curve on the path to her career in a historically male-dominated industry, but she believes that her career chose her; and for a good reason.

Kimberly is clearly a strong, driven leader with a principled and grounded approach, leading the way for women in a time when the glass ceiling needs to be broken. This is clearly supported with the listed achievements presenting a strong case for this award.

– International Business Awards Judge

This past year, she has played an important role in Clintar being announced as a winner of Deloitte’s 2019 Canada’s Best Managed Companies award and becoming certified as a Great Place to Work by Great Place to Work Institute Canada. Kimberly also laid the foundation, and set out on the path to leading Clintar’s newly founded organization – Women of Commercial Landscaping (WCL).

Kimberly has not only made strides towards achievements in her own career and industry – she has also committed to helping other’s excel, and is laying stepping stones for the success of future generations.

A vital part of Clintar’s operations is being a socially responsible company. In 2018, Clintar was one of the first recognized Canadian landscape and snow removal companies to obtain its Corporate Social Responsibility Practitioner (CSRP) certification. This certification has provided the support and knowledge necessary to improve sustainability practices across three key areas of our business: the workplace, the marketplace and the environment. To safeguard their sustainability processes, Clintar exclusively works with vendors who are aligned with similar values and principals.

Clintar’s goal is to become the North American sustainability leader in the field of landscape management and snow removal. Their work towards a brighter future through the reduction emissions and eco-friendly practices continues to grow.

A year of great accomplishments. It sounds like you are on the way to achieving your goals.

– International Business Awards Judge

Clintar is committed to ensuring client success by helping them to be more sustainable and take steps to reduce their carbon footprint through green projects and practices; making our environment a better place for everyone.

Stevie Award winners were determined by the average scores of more than 250 executives worldwide who participated in the judging process from May through early August.

About Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services

Clintar Commercial Outdoor Services is a full-service landscape, snow removal and complete outdoor property services provider for commercial, industrial, government and institutional customers in Canada, year-round.

Built on quality and unparalleled industry experience since 1973, Clintar proudly upholds and asserts environmental sustainability and health and safety standards in the Canadian commercial properties industry.

With exceptional value-added services and a commitment to providing timely, quality service delivery, Clintar continues to provide award-winning landscape management, snow and ice control, landscape enhancements and parking lot maintenance services across Canada.

About the Stevie Awards

Stevie Awards are conferred in seven programs: the Asia-Pacific Stevie Awards, the German Stevie Awards, The American Business Awards®, The International Business Awards®, the Stevie Awards for Women in Business, the Stevie Awards for Great Employers, and the Stevie Awards for Sales & Customer Service. Stevie Awards competitions receive more than 12,000 nominations each year from organizations in more than 70 nations. Honoring organizations of all types and sizes and the people behind them, the Stevies recognize outstanding performances in the workplace worldwide. Learn more about the Stevie Awards at