TORONTO, Nov. 9, 2012 /CNW/ - Toronto Hydro Corporation is proud to
receive an honourable mention from the Excellence in Corporate
Responsibility (ECR) Awards. The ECR Awards were developed to honour
and celebrate corporate Canadians for outstanding work and dedication
towards creating sustainable and ethical practices within the business
framework. The ECR Awards attract entries from a variety of industries
and sectors across Canada including financial services, retail,
manufacturing, building design and development, and industry
associations. Toronto Hydro was one of eight companies to receive an
"Toronto Hydro is an important member of the communities that we serve,
and we appreciate receiving this recognition," says Anthony Haines,
President and CEO, Toronto Hydro Corporation.
Highlights of utility's corporate responsibility achievements in 2011
Participating in the CIBC Run for the Cure in 2011, a record $12,000 was
raised for Breast Cancer Research from employee donations and the
Corporation's new Matching Program.
Diverting more than 3,500 metric tonnes of materials from landfill
through investment recovery and earning approximately $5.7 million
through the sale of these items back into the marketplace.
Achieving two million hours without a lost-time injury
Raising approximately $373,000 for United Way Toronto. Since 2005,
Toronto Hydro has donated more than $1.3 million to this social agency.
Delivering the Low-Income Energy Assistance Program (LEAP) developed by
the Ontario Energy Board. Last year, LEAP helped more than 900 Toronto
Hydro customers pay their electricity bills.
Investing approximately $14.1 million in conservation and demand
management programs, achieving approximately 173,000 MWh in energy
savings and an estimated total electricity reduction of 49.8 MW in
Planting 500 trees and shrubs and supporting urban forestry initiatives.
Since 2004, employees have planted more than 2,700 native species of
trees in various parks across the City.
Toronto Hydro has also been recognized as one of Canada's Greenest
employers by Canada's Top 100, and as a leader in the electricity
industry for its innovative and award-winning conservation and demand
About Toronto Hydro
The principal business of the Corporation and its subsidiaries is the
distribution of electricity by Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited.
Toronto Hydro-Electric System Limited owns and operates an electricity
distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately
712,000 customers located in the City of Toronto. It is the largest
municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes
approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the Province of
SOURCE: Toronto Hydro Corporation
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For more information about Toronto Hydro's corporate responsibility initiatives, please visit torontohydro.com/responsibility.