We recognize that our activities have an impact on the environment and that we need to manage them appropriately. Our goal is to achieve long-term environmental leadership.
As such, we have committed to the following actions:
- Compiling with all relevant environmental laws, regulations, and standards
- Sustaining the environment through responsible business practices that promote environmental stewardship with a holistic approach to the prevention of pollution
- Being efficient in our use of natural resources, including energy, in both our operations and during construction
Each operating unit is responsible for managing its environmental impact in a systematic way, through the implementation of an Environmental Management Plan that includes both regulatory requirements and stewardship opportunities. These include a review of the Endangered Species Act and the development of a biodiversity strategy with a focus on watersheds and water resource management. We aim for a net positive impact on biodiversity and, as part of our environmental audit program, we query each facility’s efforts to promote biodiversity.
We also promote biodiversity and stewardship in the community, by working closely with local residents, community organizations, government agencies, and schools. Through our Environmental Grant Program, we are proud to support the efforts of local organizations that share our vision. We partner with local environmental groups to promote protection and stewardship of watersheds that impact our service areas.