Better Your Business – Gordo’s Diner

Gordo's Diner

Gordo’s Diner has made the decision to commit to contributing business practices and activities that respond to the Sustainable Development Goals as issued by the United Nations. The following is a list of the 17 goals outlined by the UN, and how we plan to commit to practices that best meet those goals.

Speciality meals free of charge are available to those who demonstrate financial need. We also commit to continue our donations to local church kitchens.

Goal 2: Zero Hunger - United Nations Sustainable Development

We do not turn away the hungry who cannot afford a meal. Speciality meals free of charge are available to those who demonstrate financial need. We also commit to continue our donations to local church kitchens.

Health - United Nations Sustainable Development

In areas concerning public health, we commit to following local and federal government guidelines that are currently in place and that may be introduced in the future. We also have a cleaning program throughout our dining and food preparation areas and regularly conduct bathroom inspections and cleaning.

Education - United Nations Sustainable Development

We commit to offering training program to Vaughan’s community of youth who apply to work with us. We also support local educations initiatives and promote these activities through our social media channels.

United Nations: Gender equality and women's empowerment

Our hiring practice affords equal opportunities to all people of legal age to work in Vaughan. Our policy is not to discriminate based on gender in our employees, customers, or partners.

Water and Sanitation - United Nations Sustainable Development

In addition to providing clean drinking water free of charge for our staff and clients, we commit to supporting local initiatives to ensure clean water and sanitation throughout Vaughan.

Affordable and Clean Energy - Wellesley Institute

Our corporate goal of becoming carbon neutral includes changing all our lights to energy-efficient lights as well as changing our light switches to more efficient models. We have recently invested in new energy-efficient appliances in our kitchen.

Goal 8 | Department of Economic and Social Affairs

As a WSIB-certified business in Vaughan, we aim to build our company to a level that includes more staff and more employment opportunities for the people of Vaughan, particular for our youth. We also commit to providing safe working conditions for all staff. Furthermore, we also have the willingness to provide flexible work hours to better serve our team’s family needs.

Sustainable Development Goal 9 - Wikipedia

Our company is committed to innovative ways of developing environmentally-friendly new technologies by expanding our business through digital channels and GPS services such as Skip the Dishes and Uber Eats. We have recently refitted our kitchen with the latest energy-efficient appliances and provide QR codes on our tables for customers who prefer digital menus.

Sustainable Development Goal 10 - Wikipedia

We commit to raising the awareness of those suffering from social inequalities by providing information that address these issues in our social media channels. In this regard, we aim to provide opportunities that reduce inequalities for those living in these conditions. We have accessibility structures in place for those in wheelchairs for both our dining room and washrooms.

Sustainable Development Goal 11 - Wikipedia

Our company is committed to developing sustainable city projects. We will be supporting activities that aim to change the city planning and make smarter, greener communities; we also support city plans to provide free wifi access and increased green spaces throughout Vaughan.

Sustainable Development Goal 12: Responsible Consumption and Production

We practice responsible consumption and production through the regular disposal and recycling of plastic waste and technical components. We limit our consumption of plastic and support annual Earth Day Plastic Pickup events in Vaughan.

Sustainable Development Goal 13: Climate Action

We also commit to supporting climate action groups such as the UNFCCC and its Youth Climate Report programs based here in Vaughan through social media subscriptions, website links and information postings. Climate change information related to Vaughan as well as the world in general will be shared with our staff and customers.

Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life Below Water

We commit to reducing non-plastic bags for our customers to reduce the amount of plastic that makes its way into our rivers, lakes, and oceans. With an end goal of using only sustainably produced alternatives, and provide information that helps our customers reduce their use of traditional plastics.

Sustainable Development Goal 15 - Wikipedia

We commit to recycling with the goal of using only environmentally-friendly materials in manufacturing our products. We plan to go 100% digital to reduce our use of paper. We also commit to never using chemical pesticides and to support local clean-up programs offered by the City of Vaughan.

Sustainable Development Goal 16 - Wikipedia

We support Vaughan’s rehabilitation programs as well as programs that support police initiatives in our local community. We have a security alarm system and double iron gates on our windows and doors when the business is closed to help reduce crime.

Sustainable Development Goal 17: Partnerships for the Goals

We commit to continue our partnership with the Price Group, a supplier that provides an extensive range of eco-friendly products for restaurants. This collaboration advances our commitment to adhering to all of the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.