Following through on our commitment to being a leader in responsible energy development, TransCanada launched its interactive 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report during Canadian Environment Week last week under the heading Building a Successful Business into the Future Means Doing the Right Thing Today.
In his letter and video relating to the 2013 CSR Report launch, TransCanada President & CEO, Russ Girling, talks about TransCanada’s people, values and leadership and he addresses the aggressive targets for CSR that TransCanada is setting for the future.
“What you’ll see in our CSR reporting going forward is far more detail than you’ve seen in the past. There’s a heightened awareness and concern about what we do. There’s also a recognition that what we do is important and essential to people,” says Girling. “So it’s crucial that we communicate in a transparent and comprehensive way so stakeholders understand what we’re doing and that we’re working hard to continue to meet the dynamic and changing needs in every community where we operate.”
“Doing the right thing when it comes to safety, stakeholder relations and minimizing the impact of our activities is our top priority.”
— Russ Girling, TransCanada President & CEO
TransCanada’s 2013 CSR Report is focused on 10 areas of key importance to the company and its stakeholders, which were identified using TransCanada’s materiality process. The report highlights the successes and challenges in these areas, which include:
- Financial performance
- Ethical Conduct
- Access to New Markets
- Developing Our People
- Health and Safety
- Ensuring Our Assets are Safe and Reliable
- Protecting Our Communities
- Aboriginal, Native American and Indigenous Peoples
- Responsible Stakeholder Relations
- Commitment to Protecting the Environment
The online 2013 CSR Report was designed to accommodate unique interests in TransCanada’s CSR program and also allow for varied digital viewing platforms and encourage sharing through varied social applications. The new website allows users to explore content in each of the key material issue areas and by general topics on computers and mobile devices such as smart phones and tablets. Users can easily choose to download or print the entire 2013 CSR Report or specific sections of the report, making the report environmentally responsible.
TransCanada is proud of our 2013 CSR Report and we look forward to receiving your feedback on this year’s report.