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The health and safety of our employees and our communities and the protection of the environment is our top priority.

We manage all our operations in a manner that protects the health and safety of employees, contractors, the public and the environment, while complying with, and where appropriate, exceeding the applicable laws, regulations, industry standards and stakeholder expectations. Actions speak louder than words, which is why we continue to put in place measures that will improve our record in this area.

  • We have preventative environmental health and safety (EH&S) programs that identify potential hazards before they become incidents.
  • We engage employees and contractors in the design of continuous EH&S improvement programs.
  • We work with regulators, industry peers and other stakeholders to build programs that set best practices for industry.

The Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report

“We have a responsibility to be open, consistent and accountable to government, regulators, Indigenous groups and all stakeholders,” says Chris Bayle, CEPA Board Chair, President and CEO, Inter Pipeline. “CEPA members strive to operate to the highest safety standards, but know that there is always room to improve. Each CEPA member company is committed to collaborating and going beyond regulation to strengthen safety performance across the entire industry.”

Industry highlights of the 2017 CEPA report include:

  • Maintained a 99.999 per cent safety record, with an ongoing commitment to reach zero incidents
  • Continuing to advance our CEPA Integrity First® program, which enables CEPA’s member companies to work collectively to strengthen the pipeline industry’s performance in critical areas
  • Strengthened the safety of pipelines through the induction of the Pipeline Safety Act
  • Conducted awareness training programs with Canada’s First Responders
  • Reported zero significant liquid releases
  • Reported one significant natural gas release that occurred during the maintenance of a natural gas pipeline that was not operating
  • Increased investment in innovative technology by over six million dollars to $22.8 million

The  full 2017 CEPA Transmission Pipeline Industry Performance Report is available at


CEPAInter Pipeline is a proud member of the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association (CEPA) and its Integrity First® program, which is focused on building the public’s trust and confidence in the pipeline industry. Pipelines are a crucial part of our everyday lives and Canadians have the right to know what operators are doing to keep pipelines safe and communities protected. As an industry, we collaborate to improve together through a commitment to promote and facilitate a culture of safety, protect and respect the environment, and provide socio-economic benefits where we work.