"TransCanada has a long-standing commitment to protecting the environment where we work and live. We work hard every day to responsibly manage and minimize our environmental footprint in everything we do – whether it’s designing, building or operating energy infrastructure."
Executive Vice-President, Stakeholder Relations and General Counsel
We recognize that how we interact with the environment is of vital importance to you. It is to us, too.
That's why our Environment Strategy reflects our long-term culture when it comes to environmental stewardship, protection and performance. It guides our decisions every day when building and operating energy infrastructure.
We're committed to protecting the environment throughout the complete life cycle of our assets, from business development to project planning and design, through construction and operations to remediation and final decommissioning.
We know that water is a fundamental component of the ecosystems where we operate. The protection of water resources is of the utmost importance to both the environment and our business. Water is responsibly managed throughout the life cycle of our assets through our comprehensive Environment Program.
As an energy infrastructure company, we recognize our role in the larger energy system, including our own emission of greenhouse gases. We are leaders in the development of a balanced and sustainable energy future and we’re doing our part to manage our GHG emissions through the programs and initiatives that meet, and often exceed, regulatory requirements.
We believe that when we build an asset, we temporarily borrow the land. Over the course of our more than 65-year history, we have successfully reclaimed hundreds of thousands of acres of land in many different ecological regions throughout North America. We undertake field studies and consult with stakeholders and Indigenous groups to develop specific environmental protection plans on all our projects in order to conserve and protect natural resources throughout construction and operation of our facilities.
Collaboration and relationship building are at the heart of our Environment Strategy. We develop partnerships with employees, industry partners, Indigenous groups and regulatory agencies and work together to help find solutions to important environmental issues.
Our employees are dedicated stewards of the environment. TransCanada's environmental governance process applies to all employees and is integrated throughout all lines of business in all jurisdictions.
We recognize there is strength in numbers and different ways of tackling a problem. We actively seek outside perspectives and participate in a number of industry and multi-stakeholder initiatives to help resolve environmental challenges and advance best practices for our industry.
We work closely with the communities where we live and work to ensure the environmental initiatives we're supporting – whether financially or through volunteer efforts – are the ones that matter the most to them. This means working with national and local organizations to conserve important habitat, protect at-risk species and promote environmental education.
We recognize and respect the rights of Indigenous peoples and their distinct relationship with the land. We believe it is important to integrate traditional knowledge into our environmental planning, and work with Indigenous groups to understand how our activities may affect them and find mutually beneficial solutions.
We recognize that how we interact with the environment is of vital importance to you. It is to us, too. We believe that excellence in environmental practices is vital to the well-being of people everywhere and is essential to all aspects of our business.
Want to learn more about TransCanada and the environment? Download the environmental chapter of our CSR report in its entirety or focus on the pages that interest you.