AltaLink understands the importance of minimizing our impact on Alberta’s natural landscapes and its inhabitants, so we strive to balance the effect of our operations on the environment. We have set strict standards by which to operate our business with respect to our environmental responsibilities, including an Environment Management System.
Read our Environmental RESPECT policy or review our RESPECT principals below.
All levels of management are responsible for integrating environmental management programs into business processes in order to measure and improve environmental performance. All employees are responsible and accountable for understanding and incorporating environmental requirements into their daily work activities with the obligation to meet or surpass all environmental legislation, regulations and other applicable requirements.
We will responsibly use natural resources and pursue increased efficiencies that reduce waste and emissions at their source. We will develop sustainable operations and implement environmental projects designed to leave a clean, healthy environment for our children and future generations.
We will respect our natural resources and take care in balancing the needs of customers with our obligation to future generations. We will seek opportunities to preserve, restore, protect and improve our natural surroundings.
We will set challenging goals and assess our ability to continually improve our environmental performance as we strive to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions. Through the strategic management of our assets, we will improve the environment and contribute to our business success.
We will perform audits to evaluate our environmental compliance and use the results to improve our operations and their impact on the environment.
We will foster open dialogue and informed decision making through communication of environmental information with management, employees and the public. We will work with governments and others in creating responsible environmental laws and regulations reflective of sound public policy.
We will provide the training necessary for our employees to perform their environmental responsibilities. We will encourage and provide opportunities for employees to learn more about the environment and foster an atmosphere of creating cost effective solutions that go beyond compliance.