Policy Statements Manual
| APPROVED BY
M. E. Reddemann
ENERGY NORTHWEST ENVIRONMENTAL STEWARDSHIP POLICY
Energy Northwest will be a responsible steward of the environment, protecting it for current and future generations. We will provide energy services in a manner that responsibly balances environmental and social factors and business needs. In support of this policy, Energy Northwest makes the following commitments:
We will foster a culture of environmental stewardship, promoting consideration of the environment by all employees in everything they do. We will, to the fullest extent practicable, design and conduct activities to reduce and manage adverse environmental impacts and risks to natural resources and human health, and will pursue opportunities to improve the environment.
Environmental Management System and Continual Improvement
We will establish, maintain, and continually enhance an Environmental Management System (EMS), and integrate environmental stewardship into our decision-making and activities.
We will comply with all applicable environmental requirements and commitments, and will establish internal controls where no regulatory limits exist to adequately protect the environment.
We will first prevent pollution by minimizing hazardous materials use, spills, and waste generation and by conserving energy and water; and then give priority to reuse and recycling. We will respond expeditiously to hazardous materials spills and other incidents to minimize environmental impact.
We will share information about our environmental stewardship policy, programs, and environmental performance with employees, members, regulators, the community, and our customers.Environmental stewardship is an integral part of all we do and a responsibility of all employees. The Vice President, Employee Development / Corporate Services is accountable to the Chief Executive Officer for ensuring that this policy is implemented and the EMS is maintained.