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Our Sustainability Commitment

"Sustainable development is development that meets the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs."

Brundtland Commission of the United Nations - 1987

Our Vision for a Sustainable Energy Future

One of the defining challenges of the 21st century will be to find ways to generate the energy we need while emitting less carbon dioxide in order to mitigate the effects of climate change.

The vision of Guelph Hydro Inc. and its affiliate companies is to lead Ontario in powering community well-being and environmental stewardship with sustainable energy solutions. Through our actions, we are helping to move the communities we serve towards a sustainable energy future.

Environmental stewardship
Generating and distributing energy in an environmentally responsible and sustainable manner

Social responsibility
Enhancing community well-being through the provision of a safe and reliable supply of energy and sustainable energy solutions

Economic success
Growing our business and providing our shareholder, the City of Guelph, with a solid return on investment

Our Achievements in Sustainability


Cover of 2013 Sustainability Report


2014 - Canadian Public Relations Pinnacle Award for the 2013 Sustainability Report - Writing

2014 - Canadian Public Relations Pinnacle Award for the 2013 Sustainability Report - Print Projects

2014 - International Association of Business Communicators Award of Merit for the 2013 Sustainability Report

2012 - Recognized by the Guelph Chamber of Commerce with an Environmental Stewardship Award.

GRI Report Checked

2011 - Published an inaugural Sustainability Report. This report was won a number of awards including a prestigious international award for corporate responsibility reporting.

2011 - Named Large Company of the Year by the Ontario Energy Association

2010 - City of Guelph named Guelph Hydro as the key implementer of sustainable energy projects under the City of Guelph's Community Energy Initiative. 

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