Anthony Haines is the first Canadian to be recognized by Corporate Responsibility Magazine
TORONTO, Oct. 13, 2017 /CNW/ - Last night, Toronto Hydro's President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) Anthony Haines was recognized as a Responsible CEO of the Year by Corporate Responsibility (CR) Magazine at a ceremony in Washington, D.C. This marks the first time a Canadian CEO has been given this prestigious award.
The award is presented by the CR Board, the leading voice in the corporate responsibility profession and the publisher of the 100 Best Corporate Citizen's List, which has been ranked one of US's three most important business rankings according to PR Week.
In addition to transforming Toronto Hydro's culture to focus on corporate social responsibility, Anthony was recognized for his work with Sunnybrook's Ross Tilley Burn Centre, as Toronto Hydro has raised more than $2.6 million for the centre since 2014. Anthony also contributed to Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan through development of the "Conservation First" framework and under his leadership. Toronto Hydro was designated a Sustainable Electricity Company™ by the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA).
This award is presented to high-profile CEOs who visibly exceed standards in the areas of employee relations, environmental impact and sustainability, human rights, philanthropy and corporate responsibility practices.
Past winners include William Cho, president and CEO, LG, Dan Hesse former CEO, Sprint and Jim Murren, chairman and CEO, MGM Resorts International.
- This is the 10th year CR Magazine has given out the Responsible CEO of the Year Award
- Anthony Haines has previously been the recipient of the Electricity Distributors Association's Chair's Citation Award, Ontario Energy Association's (OEA) Leader of the Year Award and the Energy Council of Canada's 2014 Canadian Energy Person of the Year Award
- Anthony Haines is currently the Chair of the OEA. In addition, he served as Chair of the CEA from 2013-2015
"Today's business landscape requires CEOs to maintain a balance between their commitment to investors and shareholders and their desire to ensure that the company's daily actions exceed the requirements and responsibilities of corporate citizens. Our panel of past Responsible CEO winners applauded Anthony Haines for leading Toronto Hydro's sustainability initiatives and providing material support for advances in life-saving burn care."
- Dave Armon, publisher of CR Magazine
ABOUT TORONTO HYDRO
Toronto Hydro owns and operates the electricity distribution system for Canada's largest city. A leader in conservation and demand management, it has 765,000 customers located in the city of Toronto and distributes approximately 19% of the electricity consumed in Ontario.
SOURCE Toronto Hydro Corporation