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Toronto Hydro recognized as a Sustainable Electricity Company



June 17, 2014 – The Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) announced Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. has been designated a Sustainable Electricity Company, making it the third in Canada to receive this recognition.

“Our commitment to sustainability is really a commitment to our community, employees and stakeholders. As an overarching driver, sustainability plays an important role in our success,” said Anthony Haines, Toronto Hydro president and CEO.

The Sustainable Electricity Company designation was established by CEA for utilities across Canada to recognize sustainability efforts and acknowledge success against the three foundational pillars of sustainability: environmental, social and economic performance.

The designation requires utilities to commit to ISO 14001 standard on Environmental Management Systems and ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility. In addition, companies must also pass a third-party external verification to ensure adherence of brand criteria.

“This designation is a reaffirmation of Toronto Hydro’s longstanding commitment to corporate responsibility and making a measurable difference in the communities in which it operates,” said Jim R. Burpee, CEA’s president and CEO.

PHOTO: Jim R. Burpee, president and CEO of the Canadian Electricity Association (right), and Channa S. Perera, CEA director, sustainable development (left), present Toronto Hydro president and CEO Anthony Haines with the Sustainable Electricity Company designation.