What is CEPA Integrity First?

CEPA Integrity First is an industry-led program, established by CEPA, to enable our members to set competition aside and work together to improve their practices in three key areas: safety, environment and socio-economics.

The goal of Integrity First is to reach zero incidents and build Canadians’ trust in the industry. We are setting out to achieve this by continuously improving our industry’s performance in every stage of the life cycle of a pipeline and openly sharing industry performance and activities with Canadians.

Getting to zero incidents

Achieving a record of zero incidents requires industry-wide commitment to collaboration. CEPA Integrity First brings the industry together to define, share and implement leading practices that will improve overall performance.

Watch a short video on how CEPA Integrity First is driving continuous improvement in pipeline performance and accountability to build Canadians’ trust:

Beyond regulation

Through Integrity First, CEPA and our members are taking a proactive approach to demonstrate our accountability and transparency to Canadians. It’s about going beyond regulation and demonstrating a strong commitment to continuous improvement.

This program is a condition of membership with CEPA. All 12 member companies are committed to the initiative and integrating Integrity First in their own operations.

In fact, every CEPA member has signed the Integrity First Policy Statement and Principles (PDF) as a commitment to:

  • hold each other responsible for their practices
  • raise the bar on safety and reach zero incidents
  • report industry performance to Canadians

Being accountable for performance

Accountability is key to the program’s success – both accountability within the industry and accountability to Canadians. Canadians have the right to know what operators are doing to keep pipelines safe and communities protected.Through regular public reporting, CEPA Integrity First will increase the industry’s transparency and accountability on performance and member activities.

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