PortsToronto Receives Canadian Public Relations Society Gold Award of Excellence for 2018 Sustainability Report

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TORONTO, June 18, 2019 /CNW/ – Last night at the 2019 Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) Awards of Excellence Gala held in Edmonton, Alberta, PortsToronto was announced as the recipient of a Gold National Award of Excellence for the 2018 PortsToronto Sustainability Report in the Best Annual Report category.  

The CPRS National Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding achievement in a comprehensive public relations and communications project or program, with judging executed by expert panels of leading public relations and communications management practitioners from across the country. The awards were established in 1962 and are considered one of Canada’s most prestigious public relations honours.

Building on the strong foundation set out in PortsToronto’s inaugural Sustainability Report, and on a longstanding legacy of environmental stewardship, social responsibility and collaboration with stakeholders to manage Toronto’swaterfront, the 2018 PortsToronto Sustainability Report generates awareness amongst the organization’s community, business and government stakeholders regarding PortsToronto’s sustainable initiatives, accomplishments and future targets.

“In awarding this top honour, the Canadian Public Relations Society has recognized PortsToronto’s commitment and enthusiasm for sharing the story of our organization’s achievements through our annual Sustainability Report,” said Deborah Wilson, Vice-President, Communications and Public Affairs, PortsToronto. “Pairing the strategic leadership of our Sustainability Committee with the creativity and skill of our communications team – which carried out the writing, photography and design of the report in-house – speaks volumes about PortsToronto’s leadership in the field of sustainability, and we are particularly proud to receive recognition from the best in the industry for our organization’s hard work and dedication.”

PortsToronto’s annual Sustainability Report is based on an extensive internal review, expert analysis from Delphi Group, a pioneer in sustainability and environmental risk management, third-party research and feedback from our community and government stakeholders. A full audit of PortsToronto’s sustainable practices was conducted in order to produce the Sustainability Report.

This is the second time PortsToronto’s Sustainability Report has received a National Award of Excellence. The 2016 PortsToronto Sustainability Report was recognized by CPRS in the Best External Publication category.

To read PortsToronto’s Sustainability Report, click here or visit www.portstoronto.com

About the CPRS Awards of Excellence
The CPRS National Awards of Excellence recognize outstanding achievement in a comprehensive public relations and communications project or program, with judging executed by expert panels of leading public relations and communications management practitioners from across the country. The awards were established in 1962 and are considered one of Canada’s most prestigious public relations honours.

About CPRS
Founded in 1948, the Canadian Public Relations Society (CPRS) is a not-for-profit association of professionals dedicated to the practice, management and teaching of public relations and communications. Comprising 14 local societies, CPRS’ mission is to build a national public relations and communications management community through professional development and accreditation, collaboration with thought leaders, a commitment to ethics and a code of professional standards, advocacy for the profession, and support to members at every stage of their careers. For more information, visit https://www.cprs.ca/.

About PortsToronto
For more than 100 years PortsToronto has worked with its partners at the federal, provincial and municipal levels to enhance the economic growth of the City of Toronto and the Greater Toronto Area. PortsToronto owns and operates Billy Bishop Toronto City Airport, which welcomed 2.8 million passengers in 2018; the Outer Harbour Marina, one of Canada’slargest freshwater marinas; and, Marine Terminal 52, which provides transportation, distribution, storage and container services to businesses at the Port of Toronto. PortsToronto is committed to fostering strong, healthy and sustainable communities and has invested more than $11 million since 2009 in charitable initiatives and environmental programs that benefit communities along Toronto’s waterfront and beyond. PortsToronto operates in accordance with the Canada Marine Act and is guided by a nine-member board with representation from all three levels of government. For more information, visit https://www.portstoronto.com.

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