Environmental, Social, Governance (ESG)

ESG Overview

At AltaLink, sustainability is at the heart of our business strategy.

Every decision and plan considers environmental, social and governance (ESG) impacts now and for the future.

Our framework includes our core business practices and values, and builds on existing programs, policies and procedures, as well as industry best practices in corporate sustainability.


More than three million Albertans rely on us to deliver the electricity that they use every day. As Alberta’s largest regulated electricity transmission company, we’re the essential link that connects homes, farms, businesses and industries to the diverse sources of energy generated across the province.

It’s this link that connects and drives our sustainability efforts at AltaLink. Our ESG approach to sustainability helps influence decisions that impact our employees, our customers and the communities in which we operate.

Here’s how we’re making sure we’re realizing our vision of being the best energy company in serving customers, while delivering sustainable energy solutions.


We are committed to delivering long-term sustainable solutions to our customers. We seek opportunities to avoid or minimize environmental impacts, we seek opportunities to reclaim and restore where impacts are unavoidable, and we maintain a responsible approach to resource consumption. 


At the heart of AltaLink is our people, they are our competitive advantage. We are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workforce and make no compromises when it comes to providing a healthy and safe work environment. Our commitment to the communities we serve comes to life through our community investment strategy and our consultation efforts. 


We’re fair and transparent in everything we do. We are committed to being ethical, and have policies in place to ensure we operate at the highest standard for our customers. 

Supporting ESG Documents

2022 GRI Standards 

2021 Sustainability Report 

Management Discussion & Analysis (MD&A)

Quarterly Financial Reports

2020 Sustainability Report 

2019 Sustainability Report 

2018 Sustainability Report and Sustainability Stories

2017 Corporate Sustainability Report

2015/2016 Corporate Sustainability Report


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.


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