The CEA recognizes that sustainable development is a must in the 21st century.
Electricity companies and the communities they serve are increasingly aware of the need for responsible corporate behavior and sustainable development.
The Sustainable Electricity Company™ brand is a designation established by the Canadian Electricity Association, based primarily on ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility.
The CEA does not certify companies for ISO 26000, but companies that wish to use the Sustainable Electricity Company™ brand must commit to core subjects, issues, and related actions and expectations contained in the standard that are deemed applicable and significant to the company and its stakeholders.
The Sustainable Electricity Company™ Brand
CEA encourages all member utilities and partners to adopt, use, and adhere to the Sustainable Electricity Company™ brand guidelines as a tangible and visible demonstration of their commitment to sustainability.
By displaying the Sustainable Electricity Company™ logo on their communications, qualifying companies can send a clear, visible message that they are part of the solution — committed to responsible environmental, social and economic practices, and to the principles of sustainable development.
Use of the logo is open to all qualifying electricity companies (generation, transmission and/or distribution assets) and their supply chain partners, both in Canada and internationally. The logo is granted for 5 years, with the option for renewal thereafter.
CEA membership is not required to qualify to use the logo.
Steps to Earning Sustainable Electricity Company™ Designation
- Declare your commitment to Sustainable Development.
- Demonstrate conformance to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard.
- Demonstrate compliance with ISO 26000 Social Responsibility guidelines.
- Establish a governance framework for your organization’s social responsibility.
- Report on your sustainable development performance in a transparent manner.
- Apply to CEA for designation.
- Be verified by a 3rd party that your organization complies with Sustainable Electricity Company™ designation criteria.
Sustainable Electricity Companies recognized by CEA
Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company November 13, 2019
At ENMAX, we believe that long-lasting value to our customers, communities and shareholder comes from operating in a responsible and sustainable way. Utilities play a vital role in sustainability leadership, and we’re honoured to receive this important designation as a sign of our commitment to responsible environmental, social and economic practices..
Gianna Manes, President and CEO
ENMAX’s focus on people, power and community does not just mean improvements within the company. It also means helping those outside the company to be more sustainable and increase their positive impact. In the past two years, ENMAX has focused on building innovative projects including, a network allowing for two-way power flow in the grid for their customers and upgrading their environmental and social responsibility programs to officially earn them this designation.
Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company November 13, 2019
Receiving this designation and recognition is an honour. It signals that at SaskPower, environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and social responsibility are woven into our employees’ work and behaviours. It tells our customers and stakeholders that we are committed to working together to create a future of which we can be proud.
Mike Marsh, President and CEO of SaskPower
SaskPower is the principle energy supplier for Saskatchewan and has focused on bringing innovative technology to life and supporting their customers since 1929. Looking ahead, SaskPower is transitioning to a lower-carbon generation portfolio. Towards 2030, the company is focused on collaboration with its stakeholders and partners and affordable electricity for its customers. Their environmental management and social responsibility program enhancements have earned them this prestigious designation.
Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company November 7, 2018
Receiving the CEA Sustainability Brand Designation for our sustainability efforts is an absolute honour and is the result of the dedication and hard work of our employees. This designation will help deepen our unwavering commitment to minimize the impact our work has on communities where we operate, as we develop and manage Newfoundland and Labrador’s rich resources in a way that considers safety, environmental stewardship and our communities.
Stan Marshall, President and CEO of Nalcor Energy
Nalcor has focused on engaging community groups and indigenous peoples while enhancing its environmental and social responsibility programs. Their foundation is rooted in our base business – the generation and transmission of electrical power. Nalcor makes a strong commitment to provide safe, reliable and dependable electricity to our utility, industrial, residential and retail customers.
Saint John Energy
Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company May 3, 2018
I am accepting this on behalf of our dedicated employees who have worked diligently to meet the designations’ sustainability requirements, and who continue to deliver electricity in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.
Saint John Energy President and CEO, Ray Robinson
Established in 1922, Saint John Energy provides reliable services and competitive rates to over 36,000 local customers through 13 substations spanning 316 square kilometers. Saint John Energy also provides street lighting, area lighting, more than 20,000 water heater rentals and over 3,300 Mini Split Ductless Heat Pump rentals. Toward our mission of excellence in energy solutions, we deliver value to our customers through our commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.
Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company February 9, 2017
It’s an honour to receive this designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. It recognizes the excellent job our employees do in delivering electricity in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.
Yukon Energy President and CEO Andrew Hall
Established in 1987, Yukon Energy is a publicly owned electrical utility that operates as a business, at arms length from the Yukon government. We are the main generator and transmitter of electrical energy in Yukon and we work with our parent company Yukon Development Corporation to provide Yukoners with a sufficient supply of safe, reliable electricity and related energy services
Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company December 16, 2013
The Sustainable Electricity Company designation reflects our commitment to meeting the needs of our stakeholders, communities and employees through sustainable business practices. We’re honoured and proud to receive this designation from CEA.
Dennis Frehlich, Interim President and CEO of AltaLink
AltaLink’s transmission system efficiently delivers electricity to 85% of Albertans. Dedicated to meeting the growing need for electricity, AltaLink connects Albertans to renewable, reliable and low-cost power. With a commitment to community and environment, AltaLink is ensuring the transmission system will support Albertans’ quality of life for years to come.
Horizon Utilities Corporation
Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company April 24, 2013
We’re very honoured and humbled to be recognized by CEA for our commitment to advancing sustainable business practices in our operations. This is an exciting day for Horizon Utilities and the electricity sector. It is also validation of a strategy we introduced several years ago as part of our commitment to contributing to the sustainability of our communities.
Max Cananzi, President and CEO of Horizon Utilities
Horizon Utilities is a two-time Sustainability Company of the Year (2011 and 2012). As one of the largest municipally owned electricity distribution companies in Ontario, the company provides electricity and related utility services to 237,000 residential and commercial customers in Hamilton and St. Catharines. A two-time Top 10 Employer in Hamilton-Niagara (2012 and 2013), the company provides electricity and related utility services to 237,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Hamilton and St. Catharines.
Hydro One Networks Inc
Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company January 14, 2015
We are proud to receive this designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. It recognizes the outstanding job our employees do in delivering electricity in a socially responsible and sustainable manner and in meeting the high expectations of our customers and the people of Ontario.
Carmine Marcello, President and CEO of Hydro One
Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably, and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario’s 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 122,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.
Toronto Hydro Electric System Ltd
Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company June 17, 2014
Our commitment to sustainability is really a commitment to our community, employees and stakeholders. As an overarching driver, sustainability plays an important role in our success. We’re honoured to receive this designation and recognition from CEA.
Anthony Haines, President and CEO of Toronto Hydro Corporation
Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 733,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.