HAMILTON/ST. CATHARINES, ON, June 9, 2011 /CNW/ - Horizon Utilities
Corporation has been honoured with the prestigious Sustainability Company of the Year Award by the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA).
The award, which was presented on June 7 at a reception in Ottawa,
recognizes Horizon Utilities' organization-wide sustainability efforts
and acknowledges the company's success against the three foundational
pillars of sustainability - environmental, social and economic. Award
recipients were evaluated and selected by an independent panel.
"We thank the CEA for this honour," said Max Cananzi, President & CEO of
Horizon Utilities. "This award is a reflection of the dedication and
outstanding work of our employees. Our organization is committed to
building sustainable communities and this prestigious award is a
positive recognition of the progress we have made."
The accomplishments of Horizon Utilities and its employees can be found
in the company's ground-breaking Sustainability-Based Annual Reports
(available at www.horizonutilities.com), which are published on an annual basis. Horizon was the first
electricity distribution company in Ontario to publish an annual report
as a Sustainability report. The report and Horizon's sustainability
program focuses on the social, environmental and economic dimensions of
the company's business and benchmarks its performance against the
rigorous Global Reporting InitiativeTM (GRI), an international standard for sustainability.
"As one of Ontario's largest and best-performing electricity
distribution companies, Horizon Utilities is committed to building a
utility that contributes to the sustainability of the communities it
serves, helping to create a culture of conservation in Ontario, and
providing added value to its customers and stakeholders", said Mr.
Horizon Utilities' Sustainability-Based Annual Report highlights the
company's vision of sustainability and, using the international GRI
standard as a base, integrates social, environmental and economic
concerns - sustainability - into company values, culture,
decision-making, strategies and day-to-day operations.
"Building on the CEA sustainability program, Horizon Utilities has shown
tremendous leadership in integrating sustainable development to its
daily activities and operations," said Mike Harcourt, Chair of the Sustainable Electricity Program Public Advisory Panel.
To read more about Horizon Utilities' sustainability efforts, please
About Horizon Utilities Corporation
Horizon Utilities is one of the largest municipally owned electricity
distribution companies in Ontario, providing electricity and related
utility services to 237,000 residential, commercial and industrial
customers in Hamilton and St. Catharines. Horizon Utilities' employees
are committed to delivering a safe and reliable supply of electricity,
providing unparalleled customer value, and helping to create a culture
of energy conservation in Ontario.
About the CEA
Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) members generate, transmit and
distribute electrical energy to industrial, commercial, residential and
institutional customers across Canada every day. From vertically
integrated electric utilities, to power marketers, to the manufacturers
and suppliers of materials, technology and services that keep the
industry running smoothly -- all are represented by this national
industry association. Participation in Sustainable Electricity is a
condition of CEA membership.
SOURCE Horizon Utilities Corporation
For further information:
Director, Corporate Communications
Horizon Utilities Corporation
Tel: 905-317-4707 • Cell: 905-308-1473