Like other electrical utilities across Canada, we have developed and implemented an environmental management system that meets international standards.
An EMS is a set of tools and processes a company uses to realize its environmental goals. Having a good EMS enables a company to identify its environmental impacts, set goals to manage them, implement plans to meet those objectives, evaluate performance, and make continual improvements to the system.
Manitoba Hydro is a member of the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) and an active participant in the Sustainable Electricity program. Launched February 19, 2009, Sustainable Electricity is an industry-wide sustainability initiative developed and implemented by CEA and its utility members. Sustainable Electricity is our response to the challenge of creating a sustainable tomorrow.
The Sustainable Electricity program, implemented under the strategic guidance of the CEA Board of Directors, addresses the three components of sustainability – environment, society, and the economy. The program enables the electricity industry to take a holistic approach to managing its impacts and securing a collective energy future.