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For Immediate Release:
June 22, 2017
 
 

Region of Peel Launches Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy

Outcomes aimed at decreasing greenhouse gas emissions, improving psychological health and safety for employees and supporting socially responsible, local vendors

BRAMPTON, ON. (June 22, 2017) Today, Regional Council adopted the Region of Peel's first Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy.

"We are already achieving many positive outcomes for the community by operating responsibly and with corporate social responsibility in mind," said Stephen VanOfwegen, Commissioner of Finance and Chief Financial Officer. "This strategy provides us with a more structured approach to integrating corporate social responsibility within our operating practices, which will help enhance our environmental and social performance while continuing to deliver strong economic benefits to residents and businesses in Peel."

The Strategy is founded on three guiding principles with supporting outcomes:

  • Environment: We will minimize Peel's environmental footprint through initiatives such as decreasing corporate greenhouse gas emissions, increasing water efficiency, and reducing and diverting waste.
  • Our People: We will inspire social responsibility and social conscience in our Organization by following ethical human resources practices that go above-and-beyond legislation, improving psychological health and safety for our workforce and increasing employee volunteerism and fundraising.
  • Social and Economic: We will seek to generate local social and economic value by embedding community benefits into current vendor contracts, partnering with local vendors while complying with trade agreements, and ensuring vendors operate ethically and follow socially- and environmentally-minded operating practices.

Read the Strategy in full.

The Region of Peel works with residents and partners to create a healthy, safe and connected community for life for more than 1.4 million people and approximately 143,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the Town of Caledon. Peel's services touch the lives of residents every day. For more information about the Region of Peel, explore peelregion.ca and follow us on Twitter at @regionofpeel.

 

Media Contacts:

Shereen Daghstani
Supervisor, Corporate Communications
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4643

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail


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