Spectra Energy believes that our long-term success depends on engaging locally, respecting our stakeholders and working hard to foster a dialogue that is open, transparent and meaningful.
We are committed to working effectively with diverse communities. With our expanding footprint and entry into new markets, the world in which we operate is larger than ever before.
To achieve our goal to be the “Company of Choice,” we must succeed in fulfilling our responsibility to be the supplier, employer, investment, advisor, and partner of choice for our key stakeholders - those who are affected by the company's operations.
Spectra Energy’s core values and Stakeholder Engagement Principles guide our commitment to understand and respect stakeholders’ perspectives. Having established principles and knowing where, when and how to engage with external stakeholders is critical for both business success and credible relationships.
Stakeholder Engagement Principles
- We will be respectful and considerate of all stakeholders.
- We will engage with those affected by our business.
- We will consider stakeholder-identified issues in our decision-making process.
- We will provide timely and accurate communication using accessible information and language.
- We will be transparent in our processes and communications.
While our business goals, core values and Stakeholder Engagement Principles create a culture for effective engagement, our management system framework guides the implementation, performance and continual improvement of our stakeholder efforts across the organization, from the board level to our operational staff.
In addition to our own procedures, the company embraces the Stakeholder Engagement Principle adopted by the Interstate Natural Gas Association of America (INGAA), and co-authored by Spectra Energy, which is “We will engage our stakeholders - from the local community to the national level - so they understand and can participate in reducing risk.”
Given the unprecedented level of energy infrastructure development that is occurring across the United States, it is more important than ever that pipeline companies engage with landowners in a respectful, informative and clear manner. Spectra Energy led the development of INGAA’s “Commitment to Landowners” that provides eight guiding principles for the interstate pipeline industry to follow in order to build and maintain strong positive relationships with landowners. The INGAA Board of Directors endorsed this document titled “America’s Natural Gas Transporters’ Commitment to Landowners” and each INGAA member company has embraced the core principles.