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INTRODUCTION OUR SERVICES OUR WORKFORCE OUR ENVIRONMENTal INITIATIVES OUR COMMUNITY OUTREACH OUR ECONOMIC PERFORMANCE OUR GOVERNANCE, COMPLIANCE AND BUSINESS CONDUCT Environmental Policy and Oversight Toronto Hydro has a strong commitment to the environment through the enforcement of a well defined Environmental Policy. Conformance with the Environmental Policy is managed by the Environmental, Health and Safety department led by Toronto Hydro’s Vice-President of Organizational Effectiveness, Environment, Health and Safety. The content of, and conformance with, the Environmental Policy is reviewed annually by the Board. Toronto Hydro’s Environmental Policy identifies several core environmental principles, which include: • COMPLY WITH LEGAL REQUIREMENTS A t a minimum, comply with applicable environmental legislation and other environmental commitments approved by Toronto Hydro’s executive. • CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT C ontinually improve environmental performance through the establishment of annual objectives, targets and programs and issue regular progress reports to Toronto Hydro’s management. • EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT E ngage and educate employees on the requirements of this Policy and the environmental management system, and provide required training. • COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Work constructively on environmental issues and with open dialogue with stakeholders including suppliers, customers, regulators, industry and the public. • PREVENTION OF POLLUTION I mplement policies, programs, procedures or other actions for the prevention of pollution that may result from Toronto Hydro’s activities. • CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT IN BUSINESS PROCESSES I ntegrate environmental considerations into our business processes. Toronto Hydro manages its significant environmental aspects in conformance with ISO 14001 and was certified on February 5, 2013 as meeting the requirements of the ISO 14001 standard by a third party auditor. All legislated environmental reporting requirements for federal, provincial and municipal governments are complied with. Management assurance that these requirements are met is accomplished by commissioning third party environmental compliance audits conducted in conformance with our environmental health and safety audit plan. Toronto Hydro’s environmental policies, programs and procedures are reviewed and approved by management. Quarterly updates are presented to the Board covering current environmental risks, environmental compliance audit findings, mitigation strategies and other material environmental matters. TORONTO HYDRO 2012 corporate respnosibility report 97


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