TORONTO, May 30, 2017 /CNW/ - Sixty 407 ETR employees showed their commitment to the environment and the community today as they planted more than 100 trees and shrubs at the John Tipp Park in the Town of Richmond Hill.
The program is part of an initiative to restore local parks in Toronto and the GTA, creating habitats for wildlife and improving the unique biodiversity of the area. Today's event was supported by the Town of Richmond Hill and dozens of students from L'ecole Norval-Morrisseau secondary school also attended the event.
The event was one of many held over the last several years as part of 407 ETR's environmental stewardship program with Evergreen. 407 ETR provides both direct financial support to Evergreen and participates in planting events each year as part of the company's and employees' commitment to serving 407 ETR drivers and the communities in which they live.
"Today was a great team effort and shows the importance we place on protecting and preserving the environment," said 407 ETR President and CEO Andres Sacristan. "Working to restore a treasured community park under the guidance of Evergreen is truly an educational and community-building experience."
407 ETR and our employees are focused on supporting the communities we serve through donations and sponsorships to community organizations, such as giving back through the United Way, financial support to hospitals and rehabilitation centres, sponsorship of youth sports teams, university graduate program scholarships and the Lassonde School of Engineering, research into cures for childhood cancers, and ongoing driver safety/education initiatives. Employees of 407 ETR also volunteer in the community as part of the company's 407 for our Communities program.
ABOUT 407 ETR
Highway 407 ETR runs 108 kilometres from the QEW in Burlington to Brock Road in Pickering and provides drivers with a fast, safe and reliable trip across the top of Toronto. There are over 400,000 trips each day on the highway, relieving traffic congestion on other area roads and highways and over half of drivers surveyed report saving between 20 and 60 minutes per trip. Since 1999, the company has both extended and expanded the highway, and has added over 220 kilometres of new lanes to keep traffic moving. The Company is owned by Cintra Global Holding Limited, a wholly owned subsidiary of Ferrovial S. A. (43.23%), by indirectly owned subsidiaries of Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (total 40%), and by SNC-Lavalin (16.77%). For more information visit www.407etr.com.
Since 1991, Evergreen, a national not-for-profit, has provoked bold action in transforming public landscapes into thriving community spaces. We believe that connecting people, natural and built worlds create flourishing cities for the future. For more than 25 years Evergreen has connected, collaborated, and catalyzed Canadians to do amazing things positively affecting attitudes and behaviours that lie at the core of a sustainable city. For more information visit www.evergreen.ca
SOURCE 407 ETR Concession Company Limited
For further information: 407 ETR: Kevin Sack, Vice President, Marketing, Communications and Government Relations, Tel: 905-264-5374, Cell: 416-455-5262; Evergreen: Renee Tratch, PR & Promotions Officer, Evergreen, 416-596-1495 X 273