The safety of our operations and the protection of the public and our employees are the number one priority throughout all aspects of our activities, and at the core of our values for responsible energy development. Our Environment, Health and Safety Management Policy (PDF) provides the leadership and the resources to implement practical systems that will help reduce the potential for incidents in the workplace.
The effects of Progress Energy’s activities on the environment are important and ongoing concerns for communities near our operations and for all stakeholders. Public scrutiny has recently focused on hydraulic fracing, one of the key technologies we use to develop Canada’s abundant natural gas reserves. We strive to improve the environmental performance of all our operations, and we’re working with communities, governments, regulators and environmental groups to develop sustainable water management practices and protect groundwater, which is described in our water management section.
Ultimately, our success also depends on the support of our neighbours where we operate, and we work with them to understand and support their goals and interests. We’re privileged to be able to help support programs and projects in health, human services, education, and we’re committed to sustaining positive and mutually beneficial relationships with local Aboriginal communities.
Progress Energy ensures that all of these commitments are understood and shared by leaders, employees and our contractors and service providers. As we set our sights on significant and long-term growth, we know that our reputation and social license to operate will rest on our economic, environmental and social performance. We expect to be held to the highest standards of corporate governance and stakeholder engagement, and as we grow we will continue to share information on our approach to meeting these fundamental responsibilities.