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2014 Sustainability-based Annual Report

5 Sustainable Development Leadership Recognition for the Horizon family of companies’ commitment to sustainable development is growing. In 2014, Horizon Holdings received another national honour, being ranked among Corporate Knights’ new Future 40 Responsible Corporate Leaders in Canada. Sustainability Honours Horizon was ranked 11th on this new national sustainability listing, which highlights top corporate sustainability performers in Canada. There were 213 entrants for the 2014 Future 40. The ranking was based on 12 key performance indicators (KPIs) categorized within resource, financial and employee management; this is the same methodology used for the Corporate Knights’ internationally acclaimed Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World ranking. The Future 40 honour builds on former recognition for Horizon’s strategic focus on sustainable development: • Ontario Energy Association Company of the Year (for its sustainability initiative) (2009) • Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) Sustainability Company of the Year two years in a row (2011–12) • CEA Environmental Commitment Award (2013) • Electricity Distributors Association Environmental Excellence Award (2013) • Sustainable Electricity Company™ – first to receive CEA designation (2013) • BLOOM Centre Sustainability Leadership Award (2013) Sustainability Influence Horizon Utilities is connecting with its suppliers and contractors, encouraging and influencing them to join it on the path of sustainability. In 2014, we began to implement our new Sustainable Design & Procurement Policy by reaching out to 300 of our key suppliers and contractors in an effort to procure the most sustainable materials and services. The policy has produced a true “win-win” result. In many cases, we realized better pricing while finding more sustainable services and materials. All at once, we are encouraging and rewarding sustainability, while finding new operational savings and making ourselves more sustainable. “Horizon is welcome back anytime. You captivated the audience with your demos and presentation.” Maria Carfagnini, Teacher, Burleigh Hill School, St. Catharines


2014 Sustainability-based Annual Report
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