By Renée Francoeur
February 10, 2017 – Celebrating a first for a northern Canadian company, Yukon Energy Corp. has achieved the Sustainable Electricity Company designation for its “commitment to sustainable business practices”, from the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA).
“This designation is a testament to Yukon Energy’s commitment to socially responsible and environmentally sustainable business practices,” said Sergio Marchi, CEA president and CEO. “A commitment that will ensure lasting benefits for their company, their customers, and to the communities in which they operate. I applaud Yukon Energy’s management team and staff on this outstanding achievement.”
The Sustainable Electricity Company designation was established by CEA for utilities across Canada. It recognizes sustainability efforts and acknowledges success against the three foundational pillars of sustainability—environmental, social and economic performance. This designation requires utilities to confirm to ISO 14001 standard on Environmental Management Systems and ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility. In addition, companies must pass an independent external verification.
“It’s an honour to receive this designation from the CEA,” Yukon Energy president and CEO Andrew Hall said. “It recognizes the excellent job our employees do in delivering electricity in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.”