Enbridge is one of North America’s largest energy infrastructure companies with an extensive delivery network of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids and renewable energy. Our purpose is to provide safe, reliable energy that fuels people's quality of life. Headquartered in Calgary, Canada we have major offices in Houston, Edmonton, Toronto, Duluth, Superior and Chatham. We employ nearly 14,000 people who bring energy and ingenuity to work every day.
We conduct our business through three core businesses—Liquids Pipelines (LP), Gas Transmission and Midstream (GTM) and Gas Distribution and Storage (GDS)—and a growing renewables portfolio. We work across North America in eight Canadian provinces and territories and 41 U.S. states. We operate locally, living and working in the communities near our operations.
We move approximately 25% of North American crude oil supply, and deliver about 20% of the natural gas consumed in the U.S. We operate one of the fastest growing natural gas utilities in North America, serving 3.7 million customers and heating 75% of homes in Ontario. We own and operate Canada's largest natural gas storage facility and the secondlargest physically traded hub in North America (Dawn Hub).
We were early investors in renewable energy and one of the largest renewable energy companies in Canada. In 2018, Enbridge developed a partnership with the Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) focused on growing our global offshore wind portfolio. Our net interests in renewable power facilities—either operating or under construction— have the capacity to generate more than 1,700 MW of zero-emission energy in North America and Europe, which is roughly enough energy to power about 700,000 homes.
Our acquisition in 2017 of Spectra Energy Corp accelerated our growth in lower-carbon natural gas, and our asset base today reflects the global energy supply mix. Our footprint gives us optionality to grow and capitalize on opportunities in the transition to a lower-carbon economy. Today, the portion of our portfolio focused on natural gas is approximately 54% of net assets and approximately 45% of earnings.
Enbridge recognizes that consumers want more affordable, reliable and sustainable energy. We see significant opportunity in diversifying the products and services we offer to respond to global supply and demand preferences. We pride ourselves on providing the energy people need and want, safely and reliably—to fuel our day to day lives. That’s what Enbridge is all about.
Below are highlights of our sustainability performance in 2018. Please refer to Performance Data beginning on Page 85 for full details.
|Operate Safely, Reliably and Responsibly|
|Continue to ensure safe workplace for our employees and contractors||Employee Total Recordable Incident Frequency (number of recordable incidents x 200,000 hours/total hours worked)||0.78/0.55 (SE/ENB)1||0.72||0.69|
|Employee Days Away Restrictions and Transfers Frequency (days away incidents x 200,000 hours/total hours worked)||0.34/0.24 (SE/ENB)1||0.41||0.33|
|Fatalities||2 (ENB contractors)||0||1|
|Maintain the integrity of our system||Pipeline inspections on our liquids and natural gas pipelines and distribution networks||15,6812||26,719||29,153|
|Volume of reportable liquids spills (barrels)||657||8,470||411|
|Number of reportable liquids spills||8||13||14|
|Number of reportable natural gas process safety events||15||34||26|
|Exercise our emergency response teams||Drills, exercises and equipment deployments to hone our emergency preparedness skills||335||365||315|
|Protect the Environment|
|Reduce greenhouse gas emissions from our operations||Scope 1: Direct Emissions (tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent (tCO2e))||2,445,0002||10,214,000||10,680,000|
|Scope 2: Indirect Emissions (tCO2e)||5,225,0002||6,436,000||6,795,000|
|Help our natural gas utility customers reduce their energy use and emissions impact||Cumulative natural gas savings since 1995 (billion cubic meters saved to date)||22.9||25.23||27.63|
|Advance renewable energy investments||Net interests in renewable power facilities (megawatts)||2,402||2,555||1,7504|
|Renewable power generation facilities—under construction and in operation— in which we have an ownership interest||24||28||31|
|Support Communities and Suppliers|
|Invest strategically where we live and operate||Investments in non-profit organizations to support safety, community and environmental priorities (Millions of dollars)||$13.42||$23.9||$22.4|
|Build meaningful relationships with Indigenous communities and project stakeholders||Indigenous spend in Canada and U.S. (procurement, employment, training, etc.) (Millions of dollars)||$92||$217||$394|
|Energize our Workforce|
|Engage and develop our workforce||Training investment per employee||$1,609||$1,071||$1,316|
|Promote diversity, equality and inclusion||Women in top management positions||19%||22.4%||22.8%|
1 2016 shows respective Enbridge and Spectra data prior to the companies' combination
2 Legacy Enbridge data only (does not include data from legacy Spectra Energy).
3 2017 and 2018 spending and results are unaudited and subject to change.
4 Sale of a 49% interest in 2018 in select assets in our North American onshore renewable portfolio. Enbridge remains the operator of the facilities.