Sustainability at Enbridge

Sustainable development has long been part of how we do business at Enbridge—and environmental, social and governance (ESG) matters are always considered in our business decisions and strategy. Performance in this area is critical to differentiating our company and core to our business.

That means always putting safety first, helping build vibrant communities, continuously improving our environmental performance and empowering our employees. And it means having strong governance and oversight that starts at the top with the CSR Committee of our Board of Directors and is carried out through dedicated policies, management systems, teams and senior level accountabilities.

By engaging with our stakeholders, we’ve identified the most important factors that support our CSR and sustainability strategy.


Safety & Environmental Protection

The safety of our people, operations and communities is our highest priority, and we strive for world-class performance on safety and environmental protection. We invest heavily in assuring the fitness of our systems and cultivating a culture of continuous learning and improvement.


We invested close to $1.2 billion to maintain the safety and integrity of our energy delivery systems in 2018.


Stakeholder & Indigenous Inclusion

We believe our long-term success depends on our ability to build effective, mutually beneficial relationships with the people living near our operations. Our approach is grounded in respect and our commitment to work hard to foster open, transparent and meaningful dialogue. In 2018, we published a discussion paper—Indigenous Rights and Relationships in North American Energy Infrastructure—that outlines our approach to Indigenous engagement and consultation.


Our Line 3 Replacement Project has created more than $300 million in Indigenous economic opportunity in Canada and the U.S.


Climate & Energy Solutions

Even though we’re not a major emitter, we’re committed to reducing GHG emissions and to working with policy makers to accelerate progress in this area. We’re investing in multiple energy pathways to meet growing energy demand while moving to a low-carbon future. We’ve grown our investment in natural gas, invested $8 billion in renewable power since 2002, and have energy efficiency and emissions reduction programs across our operations.


Since 1995, our energy conservation programs have reduced energy consumption and CO2 emissions equal to taking nine million cars off the road for a year.

We’re proud to be named to the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, which comprises North American sustainability leaders, and to have earned a spot on Bloomberg’s 2019 Gender-Equality Index, which recognizes companies committed to advancing women’s equality in the workplace.

Dow Jones Sustainability Indices