In 2018, we expanded the scope of our GRI report to include social indicators, engaging a number of HR portfolio managers and Vice President into the reporting process. Looking forward into 2019, Hamilton Health Sciences (HHS) is gearing up our communications and engagement plan about our corporate environmental sustainability efforts as well as enhancing our existing education modules to include more robust education. With the continued support of SHB, we plan to widen the breadth of corporate sustainability knowledge here at HHS, and begin to include leaders and front line staff into the SHB education events.
Prior to onboarding with SHB, HHS had set a goal of a 20% reduction in emissions by 2020 with a baseline set in 2016 (as per MOECC requirements). As you can see in the bar graph, we have had success reducing our emissions in 2017, but have seen a slight increase over baseline numbers in 2018.
Since onboarding with SHB in September of 2017, some Environmental Sustainability Leads at HHS have been trained in Verisae, we have conducted a materiality assessment, are finalizing our annual report, and have benefited from a number of events and workshops.