Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro Group of Companies will help sustain a diverse and healthy environment for present and future Newfoundlanders and Labradorians by maintaining a high standard of environmental responsibility and performance through the implementation of a comprehensive environmental management system. The following guiding principles set out the Hydro Group's environmental responsibility:


  • implement reasonable actions for prevention of pollution of air, water, and soil and minimize the impact of any pollution which is accidental or unavoidable;
  • use energy as efficiently as possible during the generation, transmission, and distribution of electricity, and the operation of its facilities, and promote efficient use of electricity by customers;
  • maintain a state of preparedness in order to respond quickly and effectively to environmental emergencies;
  • recover, reduce, reuse and recycle waste materials whenever feasible;
  • use the Province's natural resources in a wise and efficient manner;


  • audit facilities to assess potential environmental risks and continually improve environmental performance;
  • integrate environmental considerations into decision-making processes at all levels;
  • empower employees to be responsible for the environmental aspects of their jobs and ensure that they have the skills and knowledge necessary to conduct their work in an environmentally responsible manner;


  • periodically report to the Board of Directors, Executive Management, employees, government agencies, and the general public which we serve on environmental performance, commitments and activities;
  • comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations, and participate in the Canadian Electricity Association's Environmental Commitment and Responsibility Program;
  • monitor compliance with environmental laws and regulations, and quantify predicted environmental impacts of selected activities on the environment;
  • respect the cultural heritage of the people of the Province and strive to minimize the potential impact of Corporate activities on heritage resources.

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