Spectra Energy Corp Headquarters

5400 Westheimer Court
Houston, TX 77056-5310
(713) 627-5400

GRI Matrix


Economic Indicators

Our purpose is to create superior, long-term value for our investors, customers, employees and communities by providing natural gas infrastructure and services. In fulfilling our purpose, we build lasting relationships with our key stakeholders as we generate value for our shareholders, provide secure jobs for our employees, deliver clean-burning natural gas to meet our customers' energy needs and contribute to the economic and social development of communities.

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Economic Performance


Financial performance


See our 2010, 2011 and 2012 Summary Annual Reports, our Forms 10-K for 2010, 2011 and 2012 filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission.


Financial implications of climate change


See our 2012 Form 10-K, p. 30 and 67-68; our responses to the Carbon Disclosure Project; our Climate Change and Respecting the Environment.


Defined benefit plan obligations


Please see p. 115-123 of the 2012 Form 10-K and p. for Spectra Energy Corp.


Financial assistance from government


We do not track the tax credits, subsidies and other incentives from our government entities.

Market Presence


Entry level wages


Our lowest entry level wage in 2012 was $8.50 per hour for U.S. employees. Federal minimum wage is $7.25 per hour as of July 24, 2009.


Policies, practices and proportion of spending on locally-based suppliers


See Suppliers and Contractors in Stakeholder Engagement, Communities in the Sustainability Performance Scorecard, and Local Economic Development in Responding to Communities.


Procedures for local hiring and percent of local senior management


We recruit, select, train and compensate based on merit, experience and other work-related criteria. See Equal Employment Opportunity on page 27-28 of our Code of Business Ethics.

Indirect Economic Impacts


Investments for local benefit - infrastructure investments and services


In 2012 we gave back $8.9 million to our communities through our philanthropic giving, matching gift programs and employee and retiree volunteerism. See Responding to Communities and Charitable Giving Guidelines.


Indirect economic impacts


Spectra Energy's indirect economic impacts are discussed in Delivering Solid Economic Performance and Responding to Communities.

In addition, Union Gas's Demand Side Management program creates benefits for the government and citizens of Ontario through the recovery of all the energy savings (electric, water and gas) as well as the costs of providing the program. This value is called Total Resource Cost (TRC). From 2007-2011, Union Gas has helped customers save an estimated $2.1 billion through energy saving initiatives in its Demand Side Management program. See Respecting the Environment and Responding to Communities.

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