Hydro One’s 2017 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report updates the progress
we made during the past year to advance our health, safety, environmental and social
performance. Our report is organized around Hydro One’s five strategic CSR pillars:
customers come first, using resources responsibly, people and potential, powering
economies, and building a grid for the future. It also describes our performance
under the Canadian Electricity Association’s (CEA’s) Sustainable Electricity™
Program, which promotes the integration of CSR in business decision-making and
pursues leading practices in continuous improvement.
As our CSR strategy and reporting program continue to evolve in support of Hydro
One’s business strategy, we will review further opportunities to align our reporting
with the internationally recognized Sustainability Reporting Standards, developed by
the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI).
The information in this report reflects our performance from January 1, 2017 to
December 31, 2017 and covers our Canadian operations. This CSR report is limited
to Hydro One Limited (referred to as “Hydro One” throughout this report). All dollar
amounts are in Canadian dollars. The scope of the report excludes Hydro One Remote
Communities Inc. and Hydro One Telecom Inc.
This report contains forward-looking statements that are based on current expectations,
estimates, forecasts and projections about our business and the industry in which we
operate and include beliefs and assumptions made by the management of our company.
Words such as “expect” and “will” are intended to identify such forward-looking statements.
These statements are not guarantees of future performance and involve assumptions and
risks and uncertainties that are difficult to predict. Therefore, actual outcomes and
results may differ materially from what is expressed, implied or forecasted in such
forward-looking statements. We do not intend, and we disclaim any obligation to update
any forward-looking statements, except as required by law. The report covers the 2017
calendar year, ended December 31, 2017.