Environmental Award Winner: Yellowline Asphalt Products Ltd.

HPA recently announced Yellowline Asphalt Products as the winner of its annual Environmental Excellence Award. The annual award recognizes a port partner’s contribution to respecting and protecting the natural environment.

Yellowline was selected for the award because it has demonstrated commitment and continuous improvement in environmental protection. The company’s facility on Pier 22 was designed in 2011-2012 with the environment in mind. The facility includes sophisticated dust control and recycling systems, and a unique safety feature avoids possible overflows. “At Yellowline, we consider our environmental program a key component of our business along with safety, quality and efficient production methods,” said Suresh Daljeet, Operations Manager. “Our team is dedicated to keeping Yellowline an environmentally friendly part of the Hamilton community. It’s a belief and a commitment we make to our customers, our staff and our city.”

“We encourage a high level of environmental performance on the part of our tenants,” said HPA Environmental Manager Marilyn Baxter. “We embed rigorous environmental standards right into our contracts, and then work together to foster a proactive approach to protecting air, land and water.”

Each year, the winner of HPA’s Environmental Excellence Award is invited to select a local Hamilton-area environmental organization to receive a $5,000 donation. Yellowline selected the Hamilton Conservation Foundation, where the funds will be put to good use in the protection of Hamilton’s watershed, including environmental education and conservation land acquisition initiatives.