OTTAWA, Feb. 5, 2014 /CNW/ - Hydro Ottawa has been recognized as a Top Employer in the National Capital Region (NCR) for its dedication to employee, workplace and community engagement.
The annual editorial competition, which forms part of Canada's Top 100 Employers, recognizes the region's most exceptional places to work by identifying those employers that lead in attracting and retaining employees. This is the sixth consecutive year Hydro Ottawa has been honoured.
"We are proud that Hydro Ottawa's commitment to creating a safe, healthy and productive workplace has again seen us recognized as an outstanding employer in our region," says Hydro Ottawa President and Chief Executive Officer Bryce Conrad.
The award comes after a successful year of giving back to the community, with Hydro Ottawa raising a record-breaking total of $228,415 for the United Way Ottawa through its Brighter Tomorrows Fund, and a "Go Paperless" E-Billing campaign that will result in more than 14,000 trees being planted in the Ottawa area this spring.
These initiatives, and more, are outlined in the company's just released Corporate Social Responsibility Report. As the first of its kind for Hydro Ottawa, the report highlights initiatives taken as part of its strategic objectives, including environmental sustainability, community investment and business practices that emphasize renewable energy and energy efficiency/conservation.
"The importance we assign to corporate citizenship is linked both to our history and our vision for the future," says Conrad. "We are a company with deep roots in our community, established through more than 100 years of providing an essential service to homes and businesses. With that heritage comes an expectation that we should be a good neighbour - engaged, responsive, willing to lend a hand, and a good steward of the environment we all share. We are fully committed to meeting that expectation."
About Hydro Ottawa
Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc. (Hydro Ottawa) owns and operates two subsidiary companies, Hydro Ottawa Limited and Energy Ottawa Inc. Hydro Ottawa Limited is the third largest municipally owned electrical utility in Ontario serving more than 310,000 customers in the City of Ottawa and the Village of Casselman. Energy Ottawa Inc., Ottawa's largest producer of green power, generates renewable energy and provides commercial energy management services.
SOURCE: Hydro Ottawa Holding Inc.
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