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2014 Sustainability-based Annual Report

12 Top Employer – Being a Great Place to Work Attracting and retaining a talented workforce means being a great place to work. As such, we are very proud to once again be recognized as a Hamilton-Niagara Top 10 Employer – for the fourth year in a row. Horizon Utilities understands that our many successes and achievements directly correspond to the hard work of our dedicated employees – those who plan and those who implement. Our employees provide a valuable service to their communities, keeping them functioning well and safely. We are also active participants in our communities, supporting charities, local events and environmental initiatives, making life better for our families, friends and neighbours. The authenticity of our commitment to sustainable development is how it is understood and embraced throughout the organization. It is a point of pride. Our focus on investing in better ways of delivering services, including new and better technologies, is meaningful for our current employees and future hires. Having our employees engaged and energetic benefits our business in a number of respects. We strive to maintain a strong, healthy and dedicated workforce through various means, including our commitment to learning and development opportunities in technical skills, safety, wellness and leadership. We offer a range of programs internally while supporting e-learning and continuous education, at times that are convenient for the employee. Our ‘lunch and learn’ sessions are often related to issues that matter most to our employees, like their health and work-life balance. And yes, we also have competitive and attractive remuneration. Quite simply, we value our employees, their hard work and the dedication and pride they continually demonstrate in serving our communities. SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY Our employees enjoy being out in the community reinforcing our company commitment to safety 2014 Ancaster Touch a Truck event “They take their jobs seriously. When the chips are down, Horizon employees rise to the occasion time and again – supporting each other and respecting each other. They step up and get the job done.” Brenda Schacht Vice President, Human Resources Top Ten in Hamilton- Niagara – fourth year in a row


2014 Sustainability-based Annual Report
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