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Environmental stewardship, public health, and community well-being are at the heart of EPCOR's mission to provide clean water and safe, reliable energy. They're also central to achieving the U.N. Sustainable Development Goals – a universal framework of 17 goals for ending poverty, protecting the planet, and improving the lives and prospects of people everywhere.

Across the communities we serve, the work of EPCOR's people and the fulfilment of our corporate mission make meaningful contributions towards the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

​Contributions towards Sustainable Development Goals

We report on our performance achieving SDGs for reliable water and wastewater services, reasonable utility service costs, and water-use efficiency.

In support of the goal to improve water quality by reducing pollution, we report on our work:

  • To protect the integrity of source water supplies in Canada and the United States.
  • On an integrated water management strategy to address stormwater and utility discharges to the North Saskatchewan River.

We report on our performance achieving SDGs for reliable power distribution, reasonable utility service costs and proactive programs to support grid transformation.

In support of the goal to substantially increase the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix, we reports on our work:

  • To green the electricity supply for its utility operations.
  • To create new sources of renewable natural gas and market zero-emission electricity.
  • To support the electrification of transportation and adoption of distributed generation.


In support of the SDGs to significantly reduce human and economic losses caused by disasters, including water-related disasters, with a focus on protecting the poor and people in vulnerable situations, we report on:

  • Our community flood mitigation program for Edmonton.
  • Our investments to protect critical utility infrastructure from the impacts of flooding and temperature extremes.
  • Protection of water supplies threatened by drought.

Our Edmonton flood mitigation program includes specific policies that prioritize the protection of vulnerable populations, and our customer rate and billing programs in many communities.

In support of the SDGs to develop quality, reliable, sustainable and resilient infrastructure to support economic development and human well-being, we report on:

  • Our capital programs and projects that extend utility infrastructure to support growing communities.
  • Enhancing physical resilience and sustainability.

In alignment with  Canadian and American commitments under the Paris Agreement, the City of Edmonton's ambitions in its City Plan, The Way We Green policy and Community Energy Transition Strategy, and the calls to action in the Edmonton Declaration, we report on:

  • Our climate action commitments, including our pathway to net zero emissions.
  • Projects we are implementing to achieve a 50% reduction in net greenhouse gas emissions by 2025.
​In our operating practices and community programs, we also contribute to achieving these Sustainable Development Goals:

In support of the SDGs for global and local poverty reduction, we report on:

  • Our community investment programs designed to help lift young individuals out of poverty.
  • Our support of programs that set vulnerable youth up for success along their educational journey and pave the way to stable, successful employment.

In support of the SDGs for ensuring women's full and effective participation and equal opportunities for leadership at all levels of decision-making in political, economic and public life, we report on our actions to build:

  • A workforce that is reflective of the diversity of the communities we serve.
  • A workplace where people feel respected, valued and part of a team.