Our 2019 Sustainability Report
Coinciding with the kick-off of 2020 Environment Week, we are proud to release our 2019 Sustainability Report, highlighting our efforts to provide our global customers with reliable, sustainable and comprehensive solutions that not only meet their unique needs, but also make their lives easier. The report outlines our performance and integrated solutions through four key future-focused lenses: Energy Stewardship, Environmental Stewardship, Safety, and Community & Indigenous Relations.
“Our perspective has always been a long-term one, measured not in months but years—even decades. This same long-term focus underpins ATCO’s strategy and, as we look beyond the pandemic, we will leverage our integrated expertise to contribute to a sustainable recovery,” says Nancy Southern, Chair & Chief Executive Officer, ATCO Ltd. “As you will read within this report, we have made significant progress in positioning our companies to deliver enduring essentials required for a thriving global economy.”
Highlights from this year’s report include:
- Providing imaginative, energy efficient, technology-enabled solutions to our customers, including everything from integrating hydrogen production at our Clean Energy Innovation Hub to low-carbon transportation infrastructure, to enabling off-grid renewable energy in remote and diesel-reliant Indigenous communities;
- Our direct greenhouse gas emissions were reduced by 23% in 2019 with the divestment of our Canadian fossil-fuel-based electricity generation assets and the elimination of coal from our portfolio;
- Over 240 members of the ATCO family contributed to the coordinated response effort to the 2019 wildfires in northwest Alberta;
- 50 partnerships, joint ventures and relationship agreements with Indigenous communities, generating more than $220 million in economic benefits for our Indigenous partners in 2019.
For more on our sustainability performance from the past year, please check out our 2019 Sustainability Report and visit our Sustainability overview section for a more in depth look at our sustainable projects and community initiatives.