Recognizing ‘Green’ Champions
The EnviroVista program promotes environmental leadership and recognizes environmental excellence through emissions performance and continuous improvement initiatives. This voluntary provincial program is a part of Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) Partners in Excellence initiative. EnviroVista provides unique regulatory status for Alberta industrial and manufacturing facilities, including municipal water operations.
A key requirement for participation in the program is at least five years of approved emissions performance with no AEP enforcement actions. Champion status involves a new ten-year outcome-based AEP Approval to operate (648-03-00) and a ten-year Stewardship agreement
At EPCOR, environmental excellence includes both providing safe drinking water, as well as minimizing our impact to the environment.
A Champion in Your Backyard
The health of our water supply affects us today and tomorrow. That’s why EPCOR goes above and beyond to protect the environment while ensuring future generations have access to clean, safe water.
The EPCOR Edmonton Water Works system was granted EnviroVista Champion Status by Alberta Environment and Parks on June 1, 2011. In its Stewardship agreement with the province, EPCOR committed to a set of environmental initiatives that go above and beyond the typical approval-to-operate requirements for a municipal water operation (see Stewardship Commitments below).
Many of these commitments are programs and activities EPCOR has had in place for a long time. These commitments are simply how we operate, well before they became regulatory requirements. While the Stewardship agreement now recognizes these continuous improvement initiatives, it also commits EPCOR to maintaining certain performance levels going forward.
Why are we making these commitments? Because we know that continuing these programs are the right thing to do to continue to improve and protect the environment and public health.