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Corporate Sustainability

Corporate Sustainability

For more information read the Corporate Sustainability Assessment Adobe Portable Document Format (PDF)939KB

The Corporate Sustainability Assessment is:

  • A summary of Halton Region's current operational practices.
  • The foundation for developing an action plan that will establish specific goals for reducing the Region's ecological footprint.

The corporate sustainability assessment groups Halton's major areas of operations into 5 categories:

  1. Corporate Facilities and Land Management - By using sustainable practices in the design, construction and operation of Halton Region's facilities, we are helping to minimize the negative impact from greenhouse gases (GHGs) and resource depletion
  2. Corporate Energy Management - Our goal is to reduce consumption, while maximizing utilization and efficiency, and minimize the impact on the environment and human health
  3. Transportation and Fleet Management - Halton has a fleet of approximately 480 company vehicles. To minimize the negative impact of emissions from these vehicles, Halton has developed policies and programs such as the Anti-Idling Policy, the Equipment Use and Procurement Policy, and Smart Commute External Link.
  4. Green Procurement - The Green Procurement Policy guides staff to "buy green" when purchasing goods or services.
  5. Waste Management and Water 
    • In 2008 a waste diversion rate of 60% was reached through expanded recycling and Greencart programs. Find out more about waste in Halton.
    • The Region is also committed to protecting our valuable water sources, through conservation and protection from contamination. Find out more about water conservation and protection in Halton.

Staff Contact

Manager, Office of Sustainable Planning
Telephone: 905-825-6000 ext. 7865
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) ext. 7865
Fax: 905-825-8822

The Green Energy Act (Ontario Regulation 397/11)

The Green Energy Act came into effect on January 1, 2012, and requires all Broader Sector Public Agencies, including Municipalities to:

  • Collect and submit annual energy consumption and building characteristic information.
  • Develop and maintain a five year demand management plan for corporate operations.
  • Report annually on progress made towards achieving stipulated energy reduction targets outlined in the demand management plan.

Halton Region’s Energy Conservation and Demand Management Plan (PDF file) outlines the energy management actions that the Region will undertake in order to align corporate operations with the requirements of The Green Energy Act.

Hard copies of the report can be obtained through the Halton Citizens reference library.

Staff Contact

Tony Vastano, CET, CEM, CMVP
Energy Management Specialist
Asset Management, Legislative & Planning Services
Telephone: 905-825-6000 ext. 7818
Toll Free: 1-866-4HALTON (1-866-442-5866) ext. 7818
Fax: 905-825-3879