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Environmental

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, Health and Safety Management System. Read our Environmental RESPECT policy and RESPECT principals here.

2022 Performance

The AltaLink GHG Working Group (established in 2021), identified our primary sources of GHGs and developed a GHG management plan. The plan identified the following areas of focus that will help get AltaLink to net zero by 2050:

  • Governance and reporting
  • Electricity and natural gas consumption
  • Fleet emissions

For more information about AltaLink’s main sources of GHGs and the steps we are taking to reach Net Zero by 2050, download the 2022 ESG Report.

ESG in Action: Hard at work for our feathered friends

In March 2022, members of AltaLink’s Environment and Field Operations teams were joined by the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) in Granum to donate and install a new 15-foot artificial nesting platform for a pair of ferruginous hawks.

Learn more about the nesting platform Avian Protection Plan

Sustainable Electricity Leader

In 2014, AltaLink was honoured to be the first electricity transmission company, and only the second electricity company in Canada to receive Electricity Canada’s Sustainable Electricity LeaderTM designation.

The designation is eligible for renewal every five years. In 2019, AltaLink became the first Canadian utility to be re-designated, reflecting our ongoing commitment to meeting the needs of our customers, communities and employees through sustainable business practices.

The designation was developed for utility companies across Canada and requires utilities to commit to standards for environmental and social responsibility. In addition to the standards, companies must also pass a third-party external verification of their observance to the standard.