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Toronto Hydro 2014 CR Report_FINAL

Strategic Community Sponsorships, Responsible Communication & Education, Public Health & Safety Corresponding GRI G4 Aspects: Economic Performance, Customer Health & Safety, Marketing Communications, TORONTO HYDRO 2014 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT 65 INTRODUCTION MATERIALITY AND STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT OUR WORKFORCE SUSTAINABLE BUSINESS AND OPERATIONS OUR ENVIRONMENTAL FOOTPRINT SUPPORTING OUR COMMUNITY GOVERNANCE AND ETHICS Material Aspect for Toronto Hydro: Corporation: and Provision of Information GRI General Standard Indicators: G4-PR2, G4-PR7 Giving back to the community Our employees are dedicated to making Toronto a better place to live and work. We’ve aligned our community outreach initiatives with Toronto-centric causes that resonate with our corporate values. In 2014, we continued to support fundraising initiatives, such as United Way Toronto, and also embarked on an exciting new partnership with Sunnybrook Hospital’s Ross Tilley Burn Centre. Sunnybrook Hospital’s Ross Tilley Burn Centre Electrical burns are a workplace hazard for powerline workers. That’s why Toronto Hydro began a partnership with the Ross Tilley Burn Centre at Sunnybrook Hospital. The Ross Tilley Burn Centre is Canada’s biggest and most advanced burn treatment centre and, according to Sunnybrook Hospital, is the only adult burn centre in Canada with verification by the American Burn Association. Any powerline worker in Ontario that experiences a serious electrical burn will be admitted and treated here. One of the biggest challenges in treating burn victims is the process of harvesting and grafting skin to replace the skin destroyed by a burn. Researchers at the Ross Tilley Burn Centre are developing a revolutionary new stem cell technology to grow new skin that holds promise to significantly increase the survival rate and aid the recovery of patients who have suffered serious electrical burns. Toronto Hydro is a strong supporter of the Ross Tilley Burn Centre because of the specialized treatment it makes available to all powerline workers in Ontario, whenever and wherever it is needed. In September 2014, we hosted a golf tournament with our suppliers who generously donated $305,000 for the Ross Tilley Burn Centre. Funds from the event will help advance research. United Way employee campaign Toronto Hydro supports United Way Toronto through our annual employee fundraising campaign. In 2014, employees raised more than $159,000 to assist United Way agencies across the city.


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