TORONTO, Aug. 30, 2018 /CNW/ - Hydro One Limited ("Hydro One"), Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution company, has released its 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report. Titled Delivering a powerful future the document serves as a status update of the company's health, safety, environmental and social performance with metrics and analysis.
The report is organized around Hydro One's five strategic CSR pillars: customers come first, using resources responsibly, people and potential, powering economies, and building a grid for the future. It also describes performance under the Canadian Electricity Association's (CEA's) Sustainable Electricity Program, which promotes the integration of CSR in business decision-making and pursues leading practices in continuous improvement. The company is moving towards aligning its reporting with internationally recognized Sustainability Reporting Standards developed by the Global Reporting Initiative.
The 2017 report has been published online and now includes some interactive tools for users to explore. To view the report, visit: https://www.hydroone.com/about/corporate-social-responsibility.
"This document serves as a critical guide post by officially recording our successes, challenges and progress in our mission of continuously improving Hydro One in a sustainable and socially responsible way. The entire Hydro One team is dedicated to operating a socially responsible and sustainable company to the benefit of our customers, employees and the communities we serve."
- Jason Fitzsimmons, Chief Corporate Affairs and Customer Care Officer
About Hydro One:
We are Ontario's largest electricity transmission and distribution provider with more than 1.3 million valued customers, over C$25 billion in assets and 2017 annual revenues of nearly C$6 billion. Our team of over 7,400 skilled and dedicated regular and non-regular employees proudly and safely serves suburban, rural and remote communities across Ontario through our 30,000 circuit km of high-voltage transmission and 123,000 circuit km of primary distribution networks. Hydro One is committed to the communities we serve, and has been rated as the top utility in Canada for its corporate citizenship, sustainability, and diversity initiatives. We are one of only six utility companies in Canada to achieve the Sustainable Electricity Company designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. We also provide advanced broadband telecommunications services on a wholesale basis utilizing our extensive fibre optic network through Hydro One Telecom Inc. Hydro One Limited's common shares are listed on the Toronto Stock Exchange (TSX: H). For more information about everything Hydro One, please visit www.HydroOne.com.
SOURCE Hydro One Limited
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