EnCompass Expands Sustainability Reporting at Enbridge
In recognition of Earth Month 2013 Enbridge celebrates a few of the actions we are taking to track and reduce our greenhouse gas emissions.
Just over a year ago, Enbridge began rolling out its first enterprise-wide sustainability reporting system. Known as EnCompass, the system is radically transforming the way the company tracks and reports its environmental and safety performance.
“Its entire umbrella manages everything from the safety of people to risks to property to environmental performance. Like its name suggests, the system is intended to be comprehensive,” says Eugene Parks, Enbridge’s Program Manager for EnCompass, which stands for Enbridge Compliance Performance and Sustainability System.
According to Parks, Encompass provides the most advanced reporting system yet for Enbridge’s operations. It’s the latest step in the company’s effort to continually improve performance reporting ever since it began voluntary disclosure of environmental emissions back in the mid-1990s.
“The system tracks thousands of scenarios that cross the company by site, emission source and time period so that reports on our performance can be available at any time,” says Parks.
At any moment EnCompass carries out numerous calculations to track performance across hundreds of sites in Canada and the United States. Up to 3,500 employees are able to access the system to input data or pull the latest statistics. Information extracted from the system is relied on to prepare Enbridge’s annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report or to meet various reporting obligations, including voluntary initiatives such as the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP) or government programs such as Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory.
Building a system of this magnitude has required an investment of $4 million over several years of development.
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