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OUR CITY WORKING WITH MANUFACTURERS TO REDUCE WASTE 6 Donated 35 Reused 37 Resold 104 Recycled 42 TORONTO HYDRO I 2016 CORPORATE RESPONSIBILITY REPORT Using local suppliers The majority of Toronto Hydro’s contracts are awarded to vendors within Ontario and the Greater Toronto Area, as outlined below. • 98.2% of total dollars spent were on Canadian goods and services • 96.2% of the budget was spent on goods and services within the province of Ontario • 87% of total dollars spent were on goods and services from Toronto and the GTA Pole tops, submersibles and padmount transformers – The manufacturers of pole top, submersible and padmount transformers accept the return of decommissioned units. Toronto Hydro receives a return value for the units and the manufacturer refurbishes and reuses key components thereby increasing the lifecycle of these assets and further minimizing environmental impacts. Network protectors – The manufacturer of network protectors refurbishes components from decommissioned units that are still operational. They provide Toronto Hydro with the opportunity to buy back the restored units with full warranty at a lower price. This provides an economic benefit to the customer through reduced costs for equipment and an environmental benefit through the reduction of natural resources required to manufacture equipment. Cable and Wire – Short lengths of cable and wire that are not required for capital work are returned to Toronto Hydro work centres to be recycled. This, too, helps reduce costs to the customer as the recovered cable and wire can be sold while reducing environmental impacts through the recognized benefits of recycling. Office furniture – Over the course of 2015 and 2016, Toronto Hydro made preparations to move operations from two leased work centres into renovated facilities owned by Toronto Hydro. The office furniture that was no longer needed as a result of the moves presented a potential waste stream. Toronto Hydro made arrangements such that 71% of the waste office furniture was diverted from landfill. The following table shows the methods used to divert the waste. Diversion of Waste Office Furniture Diversion method measured in Tonnes


Toronto Hydro CR Report 2016
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