PowerStream Inc.

PowerStream Inc.

April 22, 2014 07:51 ET

PowerStream Named as One of 'Canada's Greenest Employers'

'Top Employer' in the GTA recognized again for being a leading employer

VAUGHAN, ONTARIO--(Marketwired - April 22, 2014) - Five months after naming PowerStream as one of 'Greater Toronto's Top Employers' for 2014, Mediacorp Canada has now recognized the community-owned energy company for being one of 'Canada's Greenest Employers'.

The competition, conducted on an annual basis by the largest Canadian publisher of quality employment information, is a subset of 'Canada's Top 100 Employers' project. Companies that have earned the 'Canada's Greenest Employer' designation have been successful in integrating environmental awareness into their corporate values and culture. Each employer is evaluated by the editors of Canada's Top 100 Employers in terms of:

  • The unique environmental initiatives and programs they have developed.
  • The extent to which they have been successful in reducing the organization's own environmental footprint.
  • The degree to which their employees are involved in these programs and whether they contribute any unique skills.
  • The extent to which these initiatives have become linked to the employer's public identity and whether they attract new people to the organization.

PowerStream has been successful in developing several employee environmental programs including specialty recycling and waste diversion, carpooling, vanpooling and participation in annual Smart Commute events such as Bike to Work Day. The company also advocates the benefits of energy consumption reduction to its customers through the delivery of Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) programs.

QUOTES

  • "We are thrilled to be recognized again for our environmental leadership," said PowerStream Board Chair and City of Vaughan Mayor, Maurizio Bevilacqua in reference to the company also recently earning the Electricity Distributors Association's (EDA) Environmental Excellence Award. "PowerStream's culture promotes values relating to sustainability and this award is a testament to our achievements in the area, both as an employer and as business."

  • "We pride ourselves on being a socially responsible company and we fully understand that we have an obligation to our customers and the communities we serve to champion initiatives that protect the environment," added PowerStream's President and CEO, Brian Bentz. "Our employee environmental programs demonstrate that we practice what we preach."

BACKGROUND

  • PowerStream has received several other acknowledgements for its environmental leadership including the EDA's 'Environmental Excellence Award' (2013, 2011 and 2009) and the 'Smart Commute Employer of the Year' Award' (2013, 2011 and 2009).

  • Other top employer honours earned by PowerStream include being named one of Greater Toronto's Top Employers' (2014, 2013 and 2012) and Achievers 50 Most Engaged Workplaces (2013 and 2012).

ABOUT POWERSTREAM

PowerStream is a community-owned energy company providing power and related services to more than 365,000 customers residing or owning a business in communities located immediately north of Toronto and in Central Ontario. It is jointly owned by the municipalities of Barrie, Markham and Vaughan.

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