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Manitoba Hydro released its first Corporate Social Responsibility Report today, detailing the Crown utility’s contribution to the province goes beyond supplying renewable hydroelectricity and clean-burning natural gas.
“Our mission is to create value for Manitobans by meeting their expectations for the delivery of safe, reliable energy at a fair price,” Manitoba Hydro President and CEO Jay Grewal said. “We also play a large role in the day-to-day lives of our customers, the businesses they work and the communities we all live.
“The Corporate Social Responsibility Report is our way of measuring how well we’re doing fulfilling our mission and our greater responsibility to act in the best interests of all Manitobans. It’s also a starting point to show us what we need to do to get better.”
Grewal said the 54-page Corporate Social Responsibility Report focuses on the utility’s efforts to reflect the values of Manitobans, such as protecting the environment, diversity in hiring new employees and strengthening relationships with Indigenous communities. Read the full report.
“We recognize the importance of working with all Manitobans every day to build our energy future,” Grewal said. “We also recognize that in anything we do, we need to reflect the ideals of Manitobans – to us it’s more than the light coming on when you flick the switch.”
Grewal said the report also demonstrates the commitment of Manitoba Hydro employees across the province in making their communities safe, vibrant and inclusive places to live.
“Our organization is powered by dedicated, talented individuals who also contribute their time and energy after hours to a multitude of local volunteer interests and organizations,” she said. “We are more than just a utility – we live here. We’re Manitobans working for Manitobans.”
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