We have a goal of zero incidents.

We will get there through Integrity First.

CEPA members share their knowledge and innovations, advancing performance in 10 key areas covering safety, environment and socio-economic contribution. Joining forces to share ideas and technology helps all 11 transmission pipeline companies deliver better.

How Integrity First works

Identify the most important priorities

Priorities such as pipeline integrity management or emergency management are identified through research and feedback
gathered from the public and industry.

Create guidance documents

Experts from CEPA member companies work together to develop a plan, called a guidance document, to guide improvement in each priority area.

Conduct self-assessment

Member companies use the guidance document to assess their current systems, processes and practices within the priority area.

Conduct third-party verification

Third-party verification is conducted to increase trust, credibility and consistency of the member companies and industry.

Develop action plan for continuous improvement

Areas of improvement for leading practices are identified and shared among members. Action plans are developed to improve performance.

Report on activity and performance

Members, through Integrity First, regularly report on their activities and performance to increase accountability and transparency with Canadians.

Improving where it counts

Through Integrity First, CEPA members work together to continuously improve their operations in 10 key priority areas that will help us reach our goal of zero incidents.

Pipeline Integrity

Design, construct, inspect and maintain pipeline systems to protect people and the environment.

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Control Room Management

Enhance the safe and reliable operation and continuous monitoring of pipeline systems.

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Damage Prevention

Work with landowners, communities and industry to avoid unintentional impacts to pipelines.

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Water Protection

Preserve water quality and the aquatic environment.

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Safety Management

Protect workers and the public during pipeline construction and operations.

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Safeguard workers, the public, pipeline systems and property from threats.

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Environmental Stewardship

Preserve the land, atmosphere and wildlife through sustainable environmental approaches.

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Indigenous Relations

Build respectful relationships with Indigenous peoples to foster mutual understanding.

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Land Use and Access

Work productively with landowners to limit land-use impacts and improve access to pipeline rights-of-way.

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