Since 1997 there have significant improvements made by member companies in the area of environmental protection. In 2018, HIEA's collective environmental performance continued this positive trend.
HIEA member companies continue to make major financial contributions to the economic well being and environmental protection of the City of Hamilton and its residents. Collectively, HIEA member companies have invested almost $890 million on environmental capital improvements since 1997.
In 2018 HIEA member companies provided almost 7,400 direct manufacturing jobs as well as approximately 56,000 indirect jobs. HIEA members have also paid approximately $704 million in municipal taxes since 1997 and occupy approximately 700 hectares of land.
HIEA has also invested over $1 million and many volunteer hours to community programs and educational initiatives in the Hamilton community since 1997.
In 2018 HIEA supported many local organizations and programs including the Royal Botanical Gardens - Green Angels Program, Bay Area Restoration Council - Yellow Fish Road Program, Hamilton Children's Water Festival, the McQuesten Urban Farm project and the Upwind Downwind Conference.