TORONTO — PortsToronto recently released its fourth annual sustainability report, which details the progress that has been made in several areas including environmental stewardship, community engagement, economic performance, and people and culture.
Some of the highlights identified in a recent press release include:
- choosing 100 per cent green electricity from Bullfrog Power across all operations;
- completing the $35 million project to modernize the Billy Bishop Airport airfield. This included replacing all of the airfield lighting and signs with energy efficient LED lighting along with the construction of a Ground Run-Up Enclosure to reduce noise complaints related to engine testing;
- removing “millions of pounds of debris” from Toronto’s harbour to prevent flooding, along with creating natural habitats;
- diverting electronic waste from unsafe disposal by introducing an expanded recycling program;
- launching a PortsToronto Staff Wellness Program to promote both physical and mental health in the workplace; and
- investing $11 million in community and environmental initiatives since 2009. This has supported organizations such as Lake Ontario Waterkeeper, Evergreen Brickworks, the Waterfront Neighbourhood Centre and Ireland Park Foundation.
“From completing a significant airfield rehabilitation program, to launching a safe battery disposal program, to participating in Clean Water Our Future — Toronto Islands, I am immensely proud of the strides we have made in sustainability as highlighted in our fourth annual report,” said Geoffrey Wilson, CEO of PortsToronto, in a statement.
The report was prepared in consultation with Delphi Group.