The company is fully committed to meeting its customers' energy needs in a manner consistent with a clean environment. We believe it is both good business practice and our duty to protect the natural and cultural resources of the communities we serve. In keeping with this belief, it is our policy to conduct our business in an environmentally responsible manner that protects the public, our employees, and the earth that we all share.
In addition to complying with all applicable environmental laws and regulation, we commit to:
A. Make environmental concerns an integral part of our planning and decision making process and commit sufficient resources to implement effective environmental and sustainability programs.
B. Promote and practice sound environmental stewardship of all company-owned facilities and properties and all natural and cultural resources under our management.
C. Educate employees to be accountable for environmental stewardship and encourage them to seek innovative ways to improve the environmental aspects of our operations.
D. Avoid, minimize and mitigate any adverse environmental impacts caused by our operations where possible.
E. Maintain open channels of communication with our customers, employees, government agencies, public officials, the media and the public to meet their information needs in regard to energy, environmental and sustainability issues.
F. Participate with government agencies and others in framing responsible laws, regulations and standards affecting the community, the workplace and the environment.
G. Continually improve our environmental programs.
H. Promote the efficient use of energy and natural resources through cost-effective conservation and energy management programs.
I. Ensure the proper handling and disposal of all wastes, and minimize their creation while pursuing opportunities to prevent pollution and recycle and reuse waste materials.
J. Support research and development of programs and technologies aimed at minimizing the environmental impacts of our operations.
K. Evaluate our environmental performance through periodic reviews and audits to ensure that our conduct is consistent with these principles.