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APPENDIX B Environmental Policy Toronto Hydro, the City of Toronto’s electricity distributor, is committed to conducting its business in a manner that minimizes impacts on the environment and embodies the principles of sustainability and continual improvement in conformance with the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 Standard. This Environmental Policy (the “Policy”) applies to all Toronto Hydro employees and contractors performing work on behalf of Toronto Hydro as everyone has an accountability for protecting the environment. Toronto Hydro will communicate this Policy to all employees and contractors employed or engaged by Toronto Hydro, and make it available to the public. Toronto Hydro’s core environmental principles are: LEADERSHIP — Allocate suitable and sufficient resources needed for the environmental management system. Management are responsible for the implementation of the Policy and must ensure that environmental issues are given adequate consideration in the planning and day-to-day supervision of all work. COMPLY WITH LEGAL REQUIREMENTS — At a minimum, fulfil the organization’s compliance obligations related to applicable environmental legislation and other environmental-related commitments approved by Toronto Hydro’s executive. CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT — Continually improve the environmental management system to enhance environmental performance through the establishment and monitoring of annual objectives and associated actions, verifying attainment and correcting identified non-conformities. EMPLOYEE ENGAGEMENT — Engage and educate employees on the requirements of this Policy and the environmental management system, and provide required training. STAKEHOLDER ENGAGEMENT — Work constructively on environmental issues and with open dialogue with stakeholders including suppliers, customers, regulators, industry and the public to consider and mitigate where practicable the effects that our operations may have on the community. ENVIRONMENTAL PROTECTION — Develop objectives, implement procedures or other actions, where practicable, to protect the environment, mitigate the potential adverse effects of climate change and other environmental conditions on the organization, and to take action to eliminate or reduce, as far as practicable, any potentially adverse environmental impacts. CONSIDER THE ENVIRONMENT IN BUSINESS PROCESSES — Integrate environmental risks and opportunities into our business processes considering a lifecycle perspective where possible. Anthony Haines — President and Chief Executive Officer Policy Approved: August 16, 2017 Documented annual review on file


Toronto Hydro CR Report 2016
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