Hydro’s Environmental Management System (EMS) allows for the management of our
environmental affairs and is applied to all activities, products and services
that can have impact on the environment. Overseeing the operational management
of the EMS is the Management Representatives Committee (MR Committee) with
representatives from each of the Management Areas (MA)within the EMS. The MR
Committee provides advice to a senior EMS Steering Committee which oversees the
EMS on a corporate level.
The MR Committee meets on a regular basis and provides the following:
an open exchange of information, approaches and ideas related to EMS
development and implementation;
maintenance of consistent application of Corporate EMS procedures, and
direction from the EMS Steering Committee;
a single point of communication between the EMS Steering Committee and top
management in each MA; and
a forum for training and mentoring newly appointed Management Representatives.
The MR Committee keeps a global watch over the progress and development of
Environmental Management Programs within each MA to ensure the overall approach
and philosophy of Hydro’s commitment to environmental responsibility and
responsiveness is upheld every day. The successful completion of the
registration process for ISO 14001 across the Corporation is reflective of the
efforts of Hydro’s MR Committee.
In 2005, the MR Committee included: David Kiell, Corporate MA; Louis Barnes,
Hydro Operations MA; Cindy Hayes, CF(L)Co MA; Rod Healey, Services MA; Wayne
Rice, Holyrood MA; and Paul Smith, Transmission and Rural Operations MA.
While everyone at Hydro plays an important role in ensuring the organization
meets its environmental commitments, the Environmental Services Department has
the lead responsibility for areas of environmental reporting, environmental
impact and site assessment, environmental auditing, identifying appropriate
environmental standards, and tracking environmental issues. As well, the
Department provides advice and service to all divisions in Hydro to assist them
with their legislative compliance responsibilities.