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This year marks one of the most unprecedented global challenges in recent history. The COVID-19 pandemic affected individuals, communities and businesses across all geographies in many distinct and different ways. At TC Energy, it reinforced the critical role we play in society, from delivering the energy we all depend on every day to contributing to the health and prosperity of the communities in which we work and live.
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Patrick Keys is the Executive Vice President, Stakeholder Relations and General Counsel and is TC Energy’s Chief Sustainability Officer. With a fresh perspective on sustainability at TC Energy, Patrick discusses the challenges and opportunities we face in advancing our sustainability direction, and what the future holds for the organization.
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If anything, the first half of 2020 highlighted the importance and true meaning of sustainability. We continued to supply the trusted, reliable and affordable energy heating and cooling our homes; lighting hospitals, restaurants and local businesses; transporting supplies and goods across Canada, the U.S. and Mexico; and powering other health and educational services that we all rely on. I am grateful to our teams, who continued to provide an essential service safely through this unparalleled time while also moving our sustainability mandate forward.
Not for a moment. I’ve been with this organization for more than 20 years, and I continue to be impressed with our ability to adapt and innovate in ways that position us for success. Climate change is a serious issue, and we have an important role to play in managing GHG emissions while balancing the need for safe, reliable and economic energy. That’s why we’re developing our net zero roadmap, so we can demonstrate that we can achieve this outcome in a pragmatic and credible way.
In the meantime, as the world strives to meet the Paris Agreement targets, we safely transport and store more than 25 per cent of the clean-burning natural gas consumed daily on the continent. Outside North America, bringing affordable and reliable natural gas to global partners increases the world’s access to cleaner energy and builds a bridge to renewable energy sources while reducing global GHG emissions and enhancing energy security and economic stability. However, we know that sustainability is about more than climate change. We are a company that believes in doing the right thing, in the right way, the first time around. It’s the cornerstone in how we live our values and our “zero is real” safety culture. We have other sustainability-related targets outlined in this report and will develop and share additional targets based on our commitments in the coming months and into 2021.
To further integrate sustainability into our strategy, management decision-making and performance tracking and assessment
To strengthen local community, Indigenous group and employee resilience, including in recovery and moving forward from COVID-19
To maintain mutually beneficial partnerships with our landowners
To contribute to global efforts to reduce climate change, including setting GHG emission reduction targets
To embed a culture of inclusion across our organization and ensure the diversity of employees reflects the communities in which we live and work
To enhance energy sector sustainability through research and development (R&D) and innovation investments
To leave the environment where we work in a condition equal to, or better than, we found it; including biodiversity and land capability
To become a partner of choice for Indigenous groups
To achieve our zero is real safety commitment
To demonstrate in words and actions the dual importance of physical and psychological safety
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