Natural gas supply
In 2017, we initiated a responsible gas procurement process aimed at encouraging the disclosure of credible information and the employment of best ESG practices by producers during their operations. Ultimately, we believe that the use of these best practices by producers who demonstrate sustainable development leadership can indirectly contribute to reducing the environmental footprint of the natural gas we distribute.
The process has two goals:
- buy from specific producers so that our natural gas suppliers are easier to track; and
- buy from producers who disclose information and have shown they are adopting best ESG (environmental, social and governance) practices.
Approved in November 2019 by the Régie de l’énergie, this process was included in our supply plan. We have completed our first responsible purchases of natural gas from eligible producers who have received EO100 certification™ and have agreed to share some key indicators on their operations.