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PortsToronto releases third annual Sustainability Report

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PortsToronto releases third annual Sustainability Report

TORONTO — PortsToronto has released its third annual Sustainability Report, which details progress in three priority areas that define sustainability for the organization: environmental stewardship, community engagement and economic performance.

PortsToronto is undertaking efforts to refine sustainability priorities and ensure the report reflects the sustainability topics that are most relevant to the organization and its stakeholders, states a release issued by PortsToronto, adding the report continues to consolidate all of the work the organization is doing to employ environmental best practices throughout its operations so that it can continue to measure its efforts and maximize the impact of its sustainability initiatives.

The report, prepared in consultation with the Delphi Group, details PortsToronto’s focus on sustainable practices, investments and initiatives that protect the environment, support the community and grow Toronto’s economy. Some initiatives include:

constructing a noise-dampening Ground Run-up Enclosure at Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport;

continuing to choose 100 per cent green electricity from Bullfrog Power across all operations and utilizing hybrid-electric vehicles for maintenance operations where feasible;

creating new green spaces and natural habitats to increase biodiversity; and

investing $10 million in community and environmental initiatives since 2009, supporting such organizations as Evergreen Brickworks, Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre and Ireland Park Foundation.

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