Environment, Social & Governance

Our success depends on taking ownership of our actions and doing the right thing at all times. We foster relationships built on trust and respect while encouraging diverse thinking and opinions. We succeed by staying true to our values and this underpins our success.

At Tervita, Earth Matters. We are committed to supporting the environmental compliance of our customers and leading by example by maintaining a strong environmental track record at our facilities and with all of our services. Our Health, Safety and Environment Policy describes our commitments and how we will achieve our goals.  In addition, many of our businesses enable our customers to reach their environmental goals, including:

  • recovering of pipeline quality crude oil from customer waste at our Treatment Recovery and Disposal (TRD) facilities;
  • recycling and recovering scrap metal through our metals recycling business;
  • treating and reusing contaminated soil through our Environmental services business; and
  • remediating and rehabilitating closed and contaminated sites.

Wherever Tervita does business, we do it in alignment with our values. Our interactions are guided by our desire to build and maintain value-added, long-term relationships with communities, Indigenous peoples, regulatory and government agencies, and non-governmental organizations to support our ongoing community involvement processes and social license to operate. We provide a respectful, safe, and engaging work environment where People Matter and diversity is considered an asset. For more information, please see our Indigenous Relations Guiding Principles and initiatives and our Community Investment activities.

We operate in a transparent, ethical, and accountable manner to create strong and sustainable value for our shareholders. Our Board of Directors provides strategic guidance on company direction and business practices in alignment with our values and long-term shareholder interests. For more information, please see our Governance practices and Board Committees.

Tervita is committed to advancing strong sustainability performance and improving our ESG disclosure. As a commitment to transparency and accountability, we will be releasing our inaugural sustainability report in fall 2020, while continuing to build our roadmap for future ESG reporting with a commitment to publish a report on an annual basis.

Selected highlights of our 2019 ESG Performance are provided here and our 2019 Safety Performance is available on our Safety Performance page. Environmental risk information is detailed in the Risk Factors section of Tervita’s Annual Information Form.