Environmental Stewardship

Environmental Stewardship

Committed to protecting the environment; because we live, work and play here too.

We understand the complexity of providing affordable, reliable energy to power the economy, raising and maintaining global living standards while at the same time addressing the risks associated with climate change.

Pembina's Environmental Management Program provides guidance on regulatory requirements and Pembina's commitment to environmental protection for all phases in the lifecycle of an asset: project planning and construction, operation, decommissioning and reclamation.

Health, Safety and Environment Policy

Environmental Stewardship 

To learn more about how Pembina works to protect the environment, read our Commitment to Environment Factsheet

For details on Pembina's Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions, land use and biodiversity, see our 2020 performance data.

As we strive towards our vision to be the leader in delivering integrated infrastructure solutions and connecting our customers to global markets, Pembina is taking steps to reduce its environmental footprint through the reduction of GHG emissions and other impacts to the environment caused by our business activities.

- Jaret Sprott, Senior Vice President & Chief Operating Officer, Facilities

Reducing GHG Emissions: Pembina’s 30 by ’30 target

In 2021, Pembina committed to reducing its GHG emissions intensity by 30 percent by 2030, relative to 2019 baseline emissions.

The GHG reduction target will help guide business decisions and improve overall emissions intensity performance while increasing Pembina's long-term value and ensuring Canadian energy is developed and delivered responsibly. To meet the target, Pembina will focus initially on operational opportunities, greater use of renewable and lower emission energy sources, and investments in a lower carbon economy.

Environmental Management Program

We strive to minimize our environmental impact during construction and operation of our assets by establishing baseline conditions prior to construction and applying mitigation measures to reduce the potential for impact throughout the full asset lifecycle.
Pembina strives to reduce the use of water whenever possible and avoid potential impacts to water resources throughout construction, operational and reclamation activities.
When the time comes to abandon or decommission our facilities, we perform all abandonment and decommissioning activities according to regulation. Environmental assessments are completed in support of developing remediation and reclamation plans.

The end goal is to return our sites to a manner that ensures equivalent land capability, which is Pembina's obligation to our stakeholders from whom we have borrowed the land.

Each year, to manage environmental liability, Pembina invests in remediation and reclamation and in environmental assessment, planning, permitting and post-construction monitoring associated with the  capital projects.
Pembina is committed to resource re-use, waste reduction, and recycling programs, to provide environmental and economic benefits.

The management of waste associated with Pembina's operations is mandated through regulation of energy pipeline systems, process facility operations, permits, and applications. Pembina's waste management activities are performed in compliance with jurisdictional requirements. In areas where those are not established, Pembina applies requirements that are consistent with our Waste Management Standard.
Our Operations team ensures our pipelines are operated safely and efficiently. Pembina employees at our control center in Alberta monitor our pipelines 24 hours a day, 365 days per year. Through our Asset Integrity Management Program (“IMP”), we use inspection technologies to detect corrosion and cracks in our pipelines.

Through our and Damage Prevention and Public Awareness program, we protect our pipelines against possible damage by third-party excavators or construction activity by working with municipal planners, contractors and landowners along our pipeline routes.