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.

2016 priorities

Canadians have voiced their concerns about safety and the environment, which is why we have prioritized those areas in the program. Currently, we are focused on the following:

Integrity First is a clear path to go beyond regulation to continuously advance our practices as an industry.

Advancing safety

Safety means doing everything possible to prevent incidents from happening. This means:

  • Enhance emergency preparedness and response
  • Advance the reliability, design and monitoring of pipelines
  • Protect workers and the safety of communities by creating a culture that is focused on safe operations
  • Prevent damage to pipelines
  • Educate and engage stakeholders on pipeline safety

CEPA members work together to explore technology options, improve industry practices and report on safety measures and operations.

Protecting the environment

Integrity First brings CEPA members together to develop new ways to reduce the impact on the environment. This means:

  • Manage the long and short-term impacts to land and resources
  • Improve air quality by reducing air emissions
  • Maintain water quality and minimize any impacts to water
  • Prevent habitat disruption and impacts to wildlife
  • Limit noise impacts from operations

CEPA members are focused on minimizing the impact on the environment and biodiversity throughout every phase of the pipeline operations.

Enhancing socio-economic practices

Transmission pipelines are in communities across Canada, and pipeline operators want to build strong relationships with Canadians – from the small communities the pipelines pass through to the large cities that rely on energy to thrive. This means:

  • Improve land use and access by developing strong landowner relationships
  • Provide economic benefits to communities through employment, investment, and taxes, both nationally and regionally
  • Build strong relationships with Aboriginal Peoples
  • Attract, recruit, retain and build a highly competent workforce

CEPA members have a responsibility to protect prosperity for all Canadians.

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