At the Emera Corporate level, environmental oversight is provided by two committees of the Emera Board (Health, Safety and Environment; Risk and Sustainability) and the Emera Executive leadership team. The Health, Safety and Environment Committee (HSEC) assists the Board in carrying out its responsibility for oversight and coordination of Emera’s health, safety and environment (“HSE”) programs and makes recommendations to the Board, as required. The Risk and Sustainability Committee (RSC) assists the Board in oversight of enterprise risk including sustainability and opportunities to advance ESG.
Each Emera company has a team responsible for managing environmental performance and risk with a senior leader who reports into the local executive team and works closely with the Emera Environmental team, which reports to the Emera Vice President, Safety and Environment. Local and corporate scorecards contain targets focused on achieving strategic goals and continual improvement of environmental performance. Processes are in place to manage risks both during regular operations and for projects. See diagram below outlining our Governance approach on environment.