Sep 6, 2019
Communication and collaboration foundations for success
At TC Energy, we often describe ourselves as a pipeline operator or energy producer and, of course, we build pipelines and power plants too.
But, the one thing we build more of than anything else is relationships, many thousands of relationships, with governments, communities, landowners, Indigenous groups, suppliers, vendors, contractors and people.
Positive relationships with communities, such as Pike River and Saint-Sébastien, and leaders, such as Saint-Sébastien Mayor Martin Thibert are important to TC Energy.
TC Energy’s stakeholders
We recognize that excellence in stakeholder engagement helps deliver value and ensures we do so in a socially and environmentally responsible manner. Our stakeholders include people or groups who significantly affect or may be affected by our business activities, be it directly or indirectly. Because Indigenous groups have distinct rights, we consider these groups to be separate from other stakeholders.
While we have built strong relationships with thousands of communities, backed by generations of co-operation and trust, we are also committed to earning public confidence from those communities we have not yet worked with.
Our commitment to you
TC Energy requires community engagement throughout the life cycle of our assets, from project approval to decommissioning. Our approach to engagement, from acquisition and new construction to ongoing maintenance and upgrades, is integrated into our Project Delivery Standard.
By engaging early with stakeholders and listening, we create project plans with better outcomes for everyone involved. We strive to engage stakeholders early and often. Engaging with stakeholders means listening, providing accurate information, and responding to stakeholder interests in a prompt and consistent manner. Our core values of safety, responsibility, collaboration and integrity are at the heart of our commitment to stakeholders.
Our Indigenous Relations team engages with Indigenous groups to understand their interests, identify opportunities, respond to their concerns and facilitate participation on our projects.