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​At EPCOR, we live our purpose and our values every day, and we are recognized for that work at the highest levels. Every honour we earn is a testament to our team’s passion.

Environment & Sustainability​

Every year since 2018, we have placed among the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada, according to Corporate Knights.

We received a 2021 Clean50 - Top Project award for our Stormwater Integrated Resource Plan (SIRP), recognizing this community flood protection program as innovative and cost-effective.  

In 2021, the WaterSHED (Water: Saskatchewan Headwaters, Edmonton and Downstream) Monitoring Program — a partnership between EPCOR, the City of Edmonton and North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance — was recognized as a finalist for an Emerald Award by the Alberta Emerald FoundationWaterSHED is one of Alberta’s most extensive paired water quality monitoring and flow tributary monitoring programs, with 19 stations through the basin. 

In 2011, our Edmonton waterworks system became the first water utility to achieve Government of Alberta EnviroVista Champion Status. Under the program, we commit to environmental initiatives that exceed required operating standards. Read our full 2020 EnviroVista report​.

At EPCOR, we are deeply inspired by the communities where we operate. We believe we have a responsibility to make sure those communities remain vibrant. We provide $1 million in community support every year. Since 2020, we have committed $3.5 million to support charities and community groups during the COVID pandemic. In 2020, our employees raised more than $570,000 in support of United Way, earning the United Way’s Leading the Way award.​

As a company whose work takes place on the territory and traditional lands of many Indigenous Peoples, we are committed to ensuring that the participation, perspective and traditions of Indigenous Peoples are respected a​nd valued in our business. In 2022, we achieved Committed status with Canadian Council of Aboriginal Business and are also registered with the council as an Aboriginal Procurement Champion.

Top Emplo​​​​​yer
​​At EPCOR, our people are the heart of our business and critical to our success. Every year since 2006, we have been recognized by Mediacorp as one of Alberta’s Top Employers.

For more than a decade, Mediacorp has also recognized us as one of Canada’s Top Employers for Young People.

After just a few years of operating in the United States, we were recognized in 2015 by the Phoenix Business Journal as one of the Best Places to Work​ — and have been on the list almost every year since.
Safety & Operational Excellence
In 2022 and 2021, we achieved a Star level as part of the Voluntary Protection Program with the Arizona Division of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. The VPP is the highest federal recognition for workplace safety in the U.S.

​In 2022, we earned our third Healthy Arizona Worksite Gold Award​ from the Arizona Department of Health Services, recognizing us for our commitment to the health and wellbeing of our team members, their families and the community. 

We received the American Gas Association’s 2022 Safety Achievement Award for surpassing​ industry standards. EPCOR’s natural gas team in Magnolia, Texas, worked more than 34,400 hours that year without recording a single incident and achieved a Days Away, Restricted, or Transferred (DART) rate of zero. ​

​Since 2012, we have won 276 awards (30 in 2023​) from the Arizona Water Association for our work across the state.

In 2023, we were named once again as a Utility of the Future Today by the Water Environment Federation for our water reclamation work in the U.S. — a designation that lasts until 2026. The Utility of the Future Today program​ also recognized EPCOR for its beneficial use of biosolids at the Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant.​

Our drinking water has been recognized as some of the most exceptional across North America. In 2019, the American Water Works Association named our drinking water in Edmonton the b​est tasting across North America.

​​Also in 2019, EPCOR was recognized in a global infrastructure competition, receiving a Bentley Year in Infrastructure Award for its work in​power distribution asset management. ​​

​We have formed unique and innovative partnerships across North America to deliver reliable, high-quality drinking water and wastewater services. In 2014, the Canadian Council for Public-Private Partnerships recognized two of these projects with National Awards for Innovation & Excellence. The Regina Wastewater Treatment Plant Upgrade Project received the Chuck Wills Award​, while the Evan Thomas Water and Wastewater Treatment Facility in Kananaskis received an Award of Merit.​

In 2017, we received an Economic Driver IMPACT Award from the Greater Phoenix Chamber for our Luke 303 Regional Water Reclamation Facility. Luke 303 also received the prestigious Economic Engine Award​ in 201​6 from the Western Maricopa Coalition (WESTMARC). Luke 303 continues to expand and will ultimately​ process an anticipated wastewater capacity of up to eight million gallons per day.