Under our EMS, we have a formal environmental audit program that reviews how well we comply with the criteria set out in our EMS as well as with our regulatory requirements. As part of the audit process, all operating areas within Nova Scotia Power are visited on a regular cycle every three years and our Environmental Management Systems within our Power Delivery and Power Generation divisions are reviewed yearly.
The results of our Environmental Management System audits are reported to our Senior Leadership Team and Board of Directors, and acted upon appropriately. Auditors who complete this work on behalf of Nova Scotia Power are certified by the Canadian Environmental Certification Approvals Board (CECAB).
Although not formally part of the audit program, our employees regularly inspect facilities and infrastructure to identify potential issues and take appropriate action.