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Sustainability

At Hydro One we understand that our long-term performance depends on incorporating sustainability into all aspects of our business. For us, this means focusing on the impact of climate change on our business and on how we can reduce our environmental footprint; strengthening our community and Indigenous partnerships in order to build socio-economic capacity across the province; and diversifying our talent across our workforce. These priority areas will be reviewed annually and updated as required.


Sharing Our Success

Hydro One energizes life for people and communities. Through our network of businesses, we are growing and evolving to meet the expectations of shareholders, regulators, Indigenous peoples and the customers we serve. Here are just a few of our success stories:

Niagara Reinforcement Line

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Indigenous Business Fair

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Ivy Charging Network

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Niagara Reinforcement Line

A key component in Hydro One’s plan to incorporate sustainability into all aspects of the company involves fostering partnerships and building meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities.

The completion of the Niagara Reinforcement Line is a prime example of what can be accomplished through a mutually beneficial partnership. Hydro One, with Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation, a community owned corporation of the Six Nations of the Grand River First Nation, and Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation, announced the completion of the Niagara Reinforcement Line on September 5th, 2019.

The 76 km transmission line was accomplished in collaboration with these First Nation communities and is expected to provide long-term benefits through an equity ownership model, which could serve as a framework for future infrastructure projects across Ontario. The line was brought to completion by A6N, a joint venture between Six Nations of the Grand River Development Corporation and Aecon Group Inc.

Respectful and positive relationships with Indigenous communities are not only an important priority for us at Hydro One – it is also our responsibility. The electrification of this line will not only deliver economic value to the people of Ontario by increasing the amount of available power, it also guarantees that local First Nation communities continue to benefit financially for years to come.

Sustainability cannot be achieved without strong, lasting relationships with local communities. As we continue to build future infrastructure projects across Ontario, the Niagara Reinforcement Line serves as a model that can be replicated across the sector to support Indigenous communities with employment, training and procurement opportunities.

Indigenous Business Fair

Last year, Hydro One hosted its first-ever Indigenous Business Fair. The event showcased over 40 Indigenous businesses from across the province, and offered Hydro One employees – as well as many of our non-Indigenous business partners – the opportunity to network with these businesses, improve overall awareness of their capabilities, and foster relationships.

Part of Hydro One’s broader goal of championing sustainability at all levels of our business includes strong and healthy relationships with Indigenous communities across the province. By identifying procurement opportunities, we are building strong mutually-beneficial partnerships.

The Indigenous Business Fair was a great opportunity for attendees to learn about Hydro One’s purchasing needs and showcase Indigenous products, services and solutions. The event underscored Hydro One’s commitment to increase our Indigenous procurement.

Our inaugural Indigenous Business Fair supported Hydro One’s goal of increasing Indigenous procurement spend by 20 per cent in 2019. Through initiatives like these, Hydro One’s total procurement spend with Indigenous businesses last year was $41.3M – our highest ever.

We look forward to our next Indigenous Business Fair as we look to keep building lasting relationships with Indigenous communities and shine a spotlight on the talented Indigenous-led businesses that exist across the province.

Ivy Charging Network

On February 14, 2020, Hydro One and Ontario Power Generation (OPG) announced the launch of Ivy Charging Network, a new company building Ontario’s largest and most connected electric vehicle fast-charger network.

Hydro One plays a critical role in energizing life across the province and meeting the needs of Ontarians now and in the future. This means introducing new services such as Ivy Charging Network to enable more drivers to make the switch to an electric vehicle, especially in more rural and remote areas.

Ivy Charging Network is building 73 locations with 160 fast-chargers across Ontario that will be an average of less than 100 kilometres apart. The network will help alleviate electric vehicle range-anxiety and provide more incentive for drivers to go green.

By expanding the company’s business portfolio, Hydro One will continue to meet the evolving needs of Ontarians while supporting a greener future for all. This is part of Hydro One’s commitment to incorporate sustainability into all aspects of our business.

Ivy Charging Network is an equal partnership between Hydro One and OPG, with assistance from Natural Resources Canada through its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel Infrastructure Deployment Initiative. More information can be found here: https://ivycharge.com/


Climate Change and Extreme Weather

In 2018, we introduced a new climate change policy, which outlines our commitment to increasing the resiliency of our assets to better withstand climate change and extreme weather while managing our carbon footprint.

Environmental management

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Building a grid for the future

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Community and Indigenous Partnerships

We strive to be the trusted partner of choice for communities across the province. We create jobs, economic development and prosperity in the cities and towns we serve. We work with our Indigenous and community partners to grow the economy and contribute to the lives of Ontarians.

 

We're committed to developing and maintaining respectful and positive relationships with Indigenous communities across the province. We own and operate transmission assets on 23 First Nations reserves and provide distribution services directly to 88 First Nations communities.

Learn more about how we work with and support First Nations and Métis communities.

 

Giving back to our communities and teaching others how to stay safe is a priority for us at Hydro One. Communities power Ontario and we are grateful to play a part to make them safer.

Learn more about our Building Safe Communities program and our community investment funding program.

Diversifying Our Talent

Our team members are what make Hydro One strong and unique. We have some of the best and brightest people working to keep the lights on for our valued customers and communities.  We aim to become an industry leader, recognized for a culture of inclusion.

 

Diversity and Inclusion

There are four fundamental themes that influence our company’s culture – diversity, inclusion, performance and engagement. We benefit from a collaborative and inclusive culture sustained and complemented by the undeniable strength of different perspectives, ideas and insights.

Learn more about Diversity and Inclusion at Hydro One.

 

Employee Resource Groups

Hydro One is the proud recipient of the Electricity Human Resources Canada’s Workplace Diversity and Inclusion Award in recognition of our Employee Resource Groups.

Learn more about one of our Employee Resource Groups: Women in Trades, Technology and Engineering.

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