At Union Gas, we're dedicated to reducing our environmental footprint and work with our customers and communities to incorporate sustainability activities in their businesses and lives.
All of us are becoming increasingly aware that there are environmental, economic and social benefits associated with responsible management of the world’s energy resources.
Union Gas plays a leadership role in promoting a conservation culture in Ontario, in our own operations and by encouraging our customers and business allies to understand their energy choices.
In 2012, we are proud to be named one of Canada's Greenest Employers by Mediacorp Canada Inc. This reward recognizes the company as a leading organization for creating a culture of environmental awareness.
Environmental Responsibility in our Workplaces
Burlington LEED Certified Office
Union Gas has dozens of internal initiatives that focus on green or environmental issues in our workplaces, such as:
Helping our Customers Conserve Energy
Union Gas determined more than a decade ago to take a lead role in helping customers manage energy responsibly.
Since 1997, Union Gas conservation programs, directed to residential, commercial and industrial customers, have raised awareness that there are both environmental and economic benefits to using energy efficiently. The natural gas savings alone amount to approximately 976 million cubic meters of natural gas and avoided 1.8 million tones of CO2 emissions, which is equivalent to taking more than 329,000 cars off North American roads.
Learn more about the energy conservation programs offered by Union Gas to our customers.
Supporting Environmental Programs in Your Community
Throughout the year, Union Gas employees work to enrich the quality of life in their communities through the company's Helping Hands in Action program. Our employees, retirees and their families and friends contribute their "sweat equity" to projects that improve, renovate or add tangible value to our communities. These activities have included:
Last year, almost sixty percent of the 160 volunteer projects undertaken by employees had an environmental focus. Further, in 2011 the company provided over $250,000 in funding for important ecological programs in the communities it serves.