In 2017, Alectra established its sustainability framework AlectraCARES: Communities • Alternative energy solutions • Resource preservation • Economic value • Safe and healthy employees.
The AlectraCARES initiative saw employees participate in community events including, YWCA Hamilton “Walk a Mile in her Shoes” in support of programs and services aimed at providing opportunities for women, girls and their families in need. Employees volunteered time with Habitat for Humanity (Hamilton) to build three homes for deserving families in Hamilton. Alectra supported the YWCA Hamilton’s STEM Girls Club by providing $12,000 for robotics equipment and iPads while also hosting the club to meet with women from across Alectra to learn about career paths in science and technology.
Alectra’s energy conservation team supported our local businesses in finding solutions for greater energy and cost efficiency. The Wellington retirement and long-term care residence received an $18,000 incentive cheque following a recent extensive lighting retrofit project.
Alectra’s Hamilton facilities earned ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certification in 2017. Alectra established a GHG reduction baseline for 2016 – which received third party assurance – and calculated a GHG inventory for 2017. Reductions have already been achieved in natural gas and electricity consumption, which is a direct result of actions and policies put in place to achieve ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certification
(all description taken from the 2017-2018 Annual Business Report)