How will the industry achieve its goal of zero incidents?

To get to zero incidents, our industry will not compete on safety. Basically, this means when it comes to protecting Canadians and the environment – we work together.

Through CEPA Integrity First, CEPA members are pooling their resources and expertise to promote and facilitate a culture of safety, and protect and respect the environment.

Together, pipeline companies are doing everything they can to make the industry as safe as possible and build the public’s confidence and trust.

Members work on continuously improving their practices in safety, environment and socio-economic areas.

Integrity First priorities

Through Integrity First, CEPA members work together to continuously improve their operations in 10 key priority areas that are important to Canadians and the pipeline industry.

  • Emergency management – Being well prepared to quickly and effectively respond to pipeline incidents
  • Pipeline integrity – Designing, constructing, inspecting and maintaining pipeline systems to protect people and the environment
  • Control room management – Enhancing the safe and reliable operation and continuous monitoring of pipeline systems
  • Damage prevention – Working with landowners, communities and industry to avoid unintentional impacts to pipelines
  • Water protection – Preserving water quality and the aquatic environment
  • Safety management – Protecting workers and the public during pipeline construction and operations
  • Security – Safeguarding workers, the public, pipeline systems and property from threats
  • Environmental stewardship – Preserving the land, atmosphere and wildlife through sustainable environmental approaches
  • Indigenous relations – Building respectful relationships with Indigenous peoples to foster mutual understanding
  • Land use and access – Working productively with landowners to limit land-use impacts and improve access to pipeline rights-of-way

To learn more about how these priorities translate into actions, review our 2018 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report.

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