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Enactus logoTogether with Enactus Canada, Tim Hortons is shaping generations of entrepreneurial leaders who are passionate about advancing the economic, social and environmental health of Canada. We have been partners with Enactus Canada since 2008, and in 2013 we launched the Tim Hortons Making a True Difference Project Partnership.

The Tim Hortons Making a True Difference Project Partnership sponsors six Enactus teams and awards each with $2,500 in funding to invest in the development of a new or expansion of a project that empowers individuals, communities and the planet in an integrated, holistic way. The six Enactus teams identify, create and deliver projects that addressed specific and unique needs and opportunities in their communities. The projects take an integrated approach to problem-solving, balancing economic, social, and environmental factors.

In 2014, through the Partnership, 67 students logged 10,685 project hours and impacted 1,785 people. They created 24 green jobs, and 44 businesses were introduced to green business practices. The six finalist group projects were:

On April 30th, 2014 Concordia University’s project “EcoYouth” earned the ‘Best Project’ award for Making a True Difference in Canadian communities. EcoYouth is an integrated gardening program, where youth are taught practical skills via interactive activities and they discuss environmental issues while utilizing the greenhouse on campus. By working in teams the youth learn to communicate and how to work as a cohesive unit.

Through EcoYouth, 95 pounds of food were grown and they reduced carbon emissions by 22 kilograms. To date, the project has generated over $200 in profit, and has created 4 summer internships for the youth. EcoYouth plans on expanding to a second youth centre, and will build a new greenhouse.

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Back row (L-R) Angelise States, Abeer Hasan, Tapiwa Mapani, Stuart Wallace, Jon King Front row (L-R) Allison James, Shaun Morrissey, Emily Bland,Maryn Walzak, Heather Mak (Tim Hortons), Tim Faveri (Tim Hortons) Not Present: Lynn Morrissey, Memorial Enactus Faculty Advisor

Tim Hortons Youth Advisory Council on Sustainability

In 2014, Tim Hortons conducted a Youth Advisory Council on Sustainability (YACS) meeting comprised of Enactus Canada students from Memorial University. The inaugural YACS met in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, and discussed the materiality of relevant sustainability issues for Tim Hortons. This discussion will support the work being done to update the Tim Hortons Sustainability & Responsibility Strategy.


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Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

We continue to report on our sustainability progress on an annual basis with the issuance of this 2014 Sustainability and Responsibility Report. This year’s report follows the GRI’s updated G3.1 Guidelines. Please visit our GRI Index for more information.
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Carbon Disclosure Project

We participated in the the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) by filling out the 2014 Investor CDP Information Request. We are proud to report that our 2014 disclosure score was 91, which was an improvement from 88 in 2013.
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Environmental and Social Indices

Due to our commitment to transparent reporting and disclosure, we were named to a number of sustainability and environmental social governance (ESG) related indices including, but not limited to:
  • Global 100 – Most Sustainable Corporations in the World
  • Dow Jones Sustainability Index (North America)

For additional details on our sustainability reporting process, please see the Sustainability and Responsibility Process section of this Report.