A safe pipeline infrastructure is vital to Canada and the world, so CEPA member companies established CEPA Integrity First®. Through Integrity First, all CEPA members work collaboratively to share their knowledge and innovations with one another to drive industry-wide operating performance improvements in pipeline safety and environmental protection. CEPA members do not compete on safety, but work together to continually improve pipelines – focusing on safety, transparency and responsible operations – striving toward zero incidents.
Continuously improving to deliver one of the world’s most advanced pipeline systems.
How CEPA members continuously improve performance
CEPA Integrity First® is a prime example of how Canada leads the world when it comes to environmental, social and governance (ESG) practices.
Canadians can be proud that the transmission pipelines they count on follow the highest ESG practices thanks to programs like CEPA Integrity First. It was created by CEPA members with the purpose of continuously improving the performance of Canada’s energy pipeline industry to protect the environment and ensure the safety of those who live and work around pipelines.
Through Integrity First, CEPA members work collaboratively to share their knowledge and innovations to drive industry-wide performance improvements in pipeline safety and environmental protection. Integrity First enables pipeline companies to work together to make our industry better – focusing on safety, transparency and responsible operations – striving toward our goal of zero incidents.
7 key priorities:
Integrity First cycle
Integrity First ensures that each priority is put through a six-stage process that is built on a solid foundation of strategic communications and change management to drive continuous improvement.
CEPA members work together to continuously improve what are already among the highest safety standards, and best safety records, in the world. Over 38,000 kilometres of transmission pipelines were inspected from the inside in 2019, and over 2,000 integrity digs were performed to check any anomalies identified. Hundreds of exercises were performed to ensure CEPA member companies’ emergency response teams are prepared. Over $1.5 billion was spent on monitoring to ensure that your energy was delivered safely.
Canada and the world will need natural gas and oil long into the future, and CEPA members transport these resources in the safest, most responsible way.