We are committed to being responsible environmental stewards while helping meet North America’s increasing energy needs.
Our operations and our growth depend on access to land for infrastructure, energy to run our facilities, water for our construction activities and operations, and materials to build new infrastructure. We rely on these to conduct our business, and we take our responsibility to manage the impact of our operations and growth – including emissions to air, discharges to water and waste disposal on land – very seriously. Our business depends on maintaining our license to operate through responsible resource use and effective management of our asset footprint, and strict regulatory compliance.
Spectra Energy only operates in North America and its business operations are governed by the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), the Canadian National Energy Board (NEB), the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) and other provincial and state regulators. All of these regulators require Environmental Impact Assessments/Social Impact Assessments as part of the regulatory approval process for projects.
In addition to these requirements, Spectra Energy voluntarily conducts environmental and social assessments for new major projects or extensions of existing operations in order to anticipate and proactively address stakeholder concerns. Addressing these concerns early helps ensure that our projects can be delivered on-time and on budget.
Operations Performance Assurance – A Spectra Energy framework that sets expectations to reduce risks, ensure compliance and provide for continuous performance improvement in each business unit.