Tim Hortons reports on 2012 Sustainability and Responsibility efforts

    Tim Hortons reports on 2012 Sustainability and Responsibility efforts

PR Newswire

DUBLIN, OH, April 3, 2013

DUBLIN, OH, April 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ - Tim Hortons has released its third
annual Sustainability and Responsibility Report, highlighting the company's
2012 performance results and outlining goals and commitments for 2013.

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The report focuses on the three key sustainability pillars, as the company
stands by its commitment to Making a True Difference^TM for: individuals,
communities and the planet.

"Sustainability and responsibility continues to play an important role within
our company," said Scott Bonikowsky, Vice President, Corporate, Public and
Government Affairs, Tim Hortons. "We remain focused on reaching 2013 goals
which encourages individuals to achieve their best, communities to thrive and
grow and embraces our responsibility to do our part for the environment."

Highlights of the 2012 Sustainability and Responsibility Report include:


  *Significant progress on our sodium reduction initiative. For example, to
    date we have reduced sodium in our soups (31%), deli meats (49%) and
    muffins (22%)


  *We welcomed 15,450 children to the Tim Horton Children's Foundation (THCF)
    year-round camps and work toward our goal of 17,000 children by 2015

  *We distributed 257 bursaries worth approximately $700,000 for
    post-secondary education to graduates of THCF's Youth Leadership Program
    with a goal of providing 1,000 bursaries by 2015

  *In 2012, together with our Restaurant Owners and guests, $11 million was
    raised on Camp Day to help send economically-disadvantaged kids to camp

  *Our Smile Cookie program raised $4.5 million for local charities across
    Canada and the U.S.

  *Since 2005, more than 3,400 farmers have participated in Tim Hortons
    Coffee Partnership projects. We have influenced the lives of more than
    17,000 people in our project communities. Our goal is to work with 2,800
    farmers in 2013

The Planet

  *In 2012, our manufacturing and distribution waste diversion rate was 70
    percent. We will aim for a 10 percent increase in waste diversion by the
    end of 2014

  *We achieved LEED® Certification on our pilot restaurant in Hamilton, ON
    and registered another four locations in 2012. We aim to register a
    minimum of 30 new restaurants by the end of 2016

  *We affirm our call for the pork industry to eliminate gestation stall
    practices for sows, and by 2022, will source pork from suppliers who have
    made a transition to alternative open housing

  *We are on track to sourcing 10 percent of our egg products from more
    humane, alternative hen housing systems by the end of 2013. This
    represents significantly more than 10 million eggs

  *We founded the Tim Hortons Sustainable Food Management Fund at the
    University of Guelph. Our North America-wide restaurant industry summit
    focusing on academic research about animal welfare issues and best
    practices is being planned for the fall of 2013

In the creation of Tim Hortons 2012 Sustainability and Responsibility
Performance report, the Company followed the Global Reporting Initiative G3.1
Sustainability Reporting Guidelines.

To view the Sustainability and Responsibility 2012 Performance Report, please
visit: http://files.newswire.ca/1219/Tims0403.pdf

To view the entire report, please visit: sustainabilityreport.timhortons.com

About Tim Hortons Cafe & Bake Shop

Tim Hortons is one of the largest publicly-traded restaurant chains in North
America based on market capitalization. Operating in the quick service segment
of the restaurant industry, Tim Hortons appeals to a broad range of consumer
tastes, with a menu that includes premium coffee, espresso-based beverages,
specialty teas, home-style soups, fresh sandwiches, grilled paninis, wraps,
hot breakfast sandwiches and fresh baked goods, including our trademark
donuts. As of December 30, 2012, Tim Hortons had 804 restaurants in the
United States and 4,264 restaurants systemwide. For more information, visit

SOURCE Tim Hortons Inc.


For further information or to arrange an interview, please contact:

Alexandra Cygal
Senior Manager, Public Affairs

Brynn Burton
Manager, Public Relations U.S.
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