Minto Group releases 2018 Sustainability Report

TORONTO, July 29, 2019 /CNW/ - Minto Group today released its 2018 Sustainability Report, demonstrating the company's commitment to both people and the planet through environmental and sustainable initiatives. The 10th annual report outlines a long-standing approach with a focus on governance, employee well-being, community and environmental programs.

"For over 63 years, the Minto Group has proudly built better places to live, work and play – and to deliver on that promise, we integrate a thoughtful approach to the health, safety and vibrancy of the lives we touch and the environments we create," says Michael Waters, Chief Executive Officer, Minto Group. "From homebuilding and apartment rentals to the communities we serve, I'm proud to share the highlights across three pillars as we continue to build our legacy."

People: As part of building meaningful connections with employees and communities served, the company:

  • Received the Globoforce 2017 Accelerate Award, recognizing the successful launch of its social recognition program
  • Sponsored the Children's Hospital of Eastern Ontario (CHEO) for the 19th year, raising $4 million for the CHEO Foundation
Planet: Committed to consuming fewer natural resources, minimizing waste and reducing greenhouse gas emissions the company: 
  • Sold 400 acres of land within the Westlake community to Florida Power and Light for the first large scale solar plant in Palm Beach County, expected to power approximately 15,000 new homes
  • Diverted 98 metric tonnes of drywall waste from landfill by partnering with New West Gypsum Recycling (NWGR) to collect and recycle drywall
  • Added beehives at commercial and residential properties to raise awareness around the issues facing pollinators today
Governance: Guiding the economic, environmental and social dimensions that form all our business practices, the company:
  • Records, analyzes, and communicates sustainable information and data to support transparency
  • Created a cross-functional Environmental Operations Committee to ensure the commitment of Minto Group's Environmental Policy and targets are met
To download the complete 2018 Sustainability Report, visit minto.com.

About Minto Group

Minto Group is one of the premier real estate companies in Canada with a fully integrated real estate investment, development and investment management platform. Since 1955, Minto has built more than 85,000 new homes, and currently manages more than 8,000 rental suites and 2.5 million square feet of office and retail space. As an investment manager, Minto manages private capital on behalf of institutional clients. Minto Group is a two time winner of the Building Industry and Land Development Association's Green Builder of the Year award, four-time winner of EnerQuality's Ontario Green Builder of the Year award and two-time winner of the Ontario Home Builder Association's Home Builder of the Year award. The company was most recently named one of Canada's Greenest Employers for 2019.

For further information:
Anne Murphy
Senior Communications Manager
Minto Group
Tel: 613.782.2328

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