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Awards and Recognition

Guelph Hydro Receives Top Honours for Safety Excellence Guelph Hydro accepts ZeroQuest Sustainability Award

Guelph Hydro Inc. has received the Infrastructure Health and Safety Association ZeroQuest® Sustainability award for safety excellence. The award recognizes Guelph Hydro’s efforts to sustain and continuously improve its safety performance, health and safety management systems and safety culture. This is the highest level of recognition a company can achieve in the ZeroQuest program. Guelph Hydro is one of only two electricity distribution utilities in Ontario to have achieved this award level.

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Guelph Hydro’s Manager of Loss Prevention and Environmental Compliance recognized for training first responders Electrical Safety Authority Safety Awards 2013 Logo

Guelph Hydro is proud to announce that Roy Burch, Manager of Loss Prevention and Environmental Compliance, has been presented with the 2013 Worker Safety Award from the Electrical Safety Authority.

Burch was honoured for his ongoing efforts to improve electrical safety training and education for first responders as well as outreach in the community and at industry events.

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2012 Environmental Stewardship Award - Guelph Chamber of Commerce

The Guelph Chamber of Commerce Environmental Stewardship Award recognizes the great strides Guelph Hydro made in 2011 in the area of environmental stewardship with the publication of the company's first Sustainability Report and the achievement of a number of other environmental milestones.

Guelph Hydro's inaugural Sustainability Report not only highlighted Guelph Hydro's evolving strategy to integrate sustainable business practices into its day-to-day operations, but also measured company performance against the Global Reporting Initiative, an international standard for sustainability reporting. The report has won a number of awards including a prestigious international Corporate Responsibility Reporting Award.

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CRRA Award

Corporate Responsibility Reporting Award - Runner Up in the Small and Medium Enterprise Category for the 2010 Sustainability Report


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Canadian Public Relations Society logo2011 Pinnacle Award from the Canadian Public Relations Society

for the 2010 Sustainability Report


Logo for Ontario Energy Association Large Company of the Year

Ontario Energy Association
Large Company of the Year - 2011

Guelph Hydro Inc. is proud to have been named "2011 Large Company of the Year" by the Ontario Energy Association (OEA).

This award is given by the Association to a company in the Ontario energy sector that sets higher standards for best practices and exceeded objectives in completing a program or programs.

Guelph Hydro received the OEA Large Company of the Year award for excelling in a number of areas, including demonstrating leadership in the field of sustainability, evidenced by the publication of an industry best practice Sustainability Report and the installation of one of Ontario's first rooftop solar facilities on its head office in Guelph.

The Guelph Hydro 2010 Sustainability Report showcases Guelph Hydro Inc.'s evolving strategy to integrate sustainable business practices into its day-to-day operations as well as its development plans for community-based sustainable energy projects that support Ontario's Green Energy and Economy Act and Guelph's Community Energy Initiative.

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Safety Awards

We are very proud that in 2011, employees received a third ZeroQuest® Gold (Outcomes) award from the Infrastructure Health & Safety Association (IHSA) in recognition of the company's commitment to safety.


Image of Powerline SafetyAwardPowerline Safety Award

In 2011, Guelph Hydro and three neighbouring utilities received the Powerline Safety Award from the Electrical Safety Association. This award recognized our collaborative work to bring the message of electrical safety to contractors, first responders and elementary school children in the communities we serve.

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