MESSAGE FROM THE BOARD CHAIR AND CEO
Through CEPA’s vision, mission and shared values, our 11 member companies work together to find solutions that will advance the pipeline industry in Canada.
A safe, socially and environmentally sustainable energy pipeline industry.
We engage and collaborate to continually improve our industry’s safety, sustainability and transparency, and the business environment within which it operates.
Accountable to Canadians, we dedicate ourselves to the safety and operating excellence of member operations, and to understanding and meeting expectations for social responsibility.
Open and responsive, we are focused on achieving success through credible, trustworthy leadership and open communications.
Every stakeholder is treated with respect, heard without judgment, and asked to share, question and challenge in the advancement of positive change.
Approachable and balanced, we are committed to the relentless pursuit of a better future through improved performance, and by embracing science, innovation, progressive policy and engagement to enhance sustainability.
We understand safety and environmental protection are top priorities for Canadians. We strive to operate to the highest safety standards, but know that there is always room to improve. Each CEPA member company is committed to collaborating and going beyond regulation to strengthen safety performance across the entire industry.
CEPA Board Chair, President and CEO, Inter Pipeline
Message from CEPA’s Board of Directors
Thank you for your interest in CEPA’s 2017 Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report. This is the third year we’ve released this report – it provides us an opportunity to connect with Canadians on our members’ performance and areas for improvement on pipeline safety, environmental protection and socio-economic impacts.
Safety is our number one priority and our goal is zero incidents. The Board of Directors is made up of senior leaders from the 11 transmission pipeline companies that deliver 97 per cent of the petroleum and gas products Canadians use every day. Pipelines play an important role in fueling Canada’s economy. Our industry provides thousands of jobs in communities large and small, and our members invested over $30 million in local communities in 2016 alone.
We understand safety and environmental protection are top priorities for Canadians. We strive to operate to the highest safety standards, but we know that there is always room to improve. Each CEPA member company is committed to raising the bar on pipeline performance and going beyond regulation to strengthen safety across the entire industry. This means collaborating to increase accountability and transparency through industry-wide programs like CEPA Integrity First®. Now five years into our journey, Integrity First is helping our members improve not only on safety performance, but on keeping each other accountable for their actions. Together we share best practices, learn from each other, and challenge each other to continuously improve.
Strengthening our industry internally is critical; but it’s just as important for us to strengthen our relationships with stakeholders. We have a responsibility to be open and accountable in our interactions with government, regulators, Indigenous groups and all stakeholders.
Our industry has a responsibility to develop solutions that address the concerns Canadians have about our operations and performance. CEPA and its members are committed to playing an active role in the energy discussion to help ensure the long-term sustainability of the industry and its regulatory framework.
A lot of the changes in our industry are a reflection of what we hear from you. We value your feedback and invite you to get in touch with us to tell us how we’re doing and how we can improve.
CEPA Board Chair
President and CEO, Inter Pipeline Ltd.
There is a dynamic discussion about pipelines in Canada, and we all play a role in that conversation. We appreciate your contribution to the discussion, and hope that this year’s performance report creates more awareness about what we do every day to ensure the energy we all use is delivered in the safest, most responsible way.
President and CEO, CEPA
Message from CEPA’s President & CEO
There is an active discussion about pipelines in Canada that we’re not only listening to, we’re responding to. What’s coming across loud and clear is that Canadians care most about safety and environmental protection when it comes to major transmission pipelines. CEPA and our members are determined to show you how we are working to achieve our goal of zero incidents.
2016 was a year of continued innovation for the transmission pipeline industry, which stems from our culture to collaborate. Our members work together to share best practices, learn from each other, and hold each other accountable to collectively improve the safety performance of the entire industry. This effort is reflected in last year’s 99.999 per cent safety record.
CEPA’s 11 member companies operate the energy transmission pipelines that span 119,000 kilometres across Canada, and move approximately 1.4 billion barrels of oil and 5.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas every year.
The industry performance report is one way we are demonstrating our commitment to be transparent and accountable to Canadians. This year we have moved the report online to reach more Canadians and to be more interactive and accessible. It includes stories about how our members are providing training to Indigenous groups for roles within the pipeline industry, partnering with the Canadian Fire Chiefs to implement awareness programs in communities across Canada, and showing how we are advancing our flagship safety and continuous improvement program, CEPA Integrity First®.
Integrity First focuses entirely on raising the bar in areas of safety, the environment and socio-economic performance. Last year we went a step further, introducing third party verification to validate results and make certain every CEPA member is following through with their commitments.
There is a very visible and dynamic discussion about pipelines in Canada, and we all play a role in that conversation. We appreciate your contribution to the discussion, and hope that this year’s performance report creates more awareness about what we do every day to ensure the energy we all use is delivered in the safest most responsible way.
CEPA President and CEO