As part of our Environmental Management System (EMS), we expect external contractors who work with our company understand our
environmental practices and risks.
It’s vital that contractors and suppliers understand our commitment to the environment and to adhere
to company standards. It’s what our customers and our stakeholders expect. Contractors and suppliers are required to comply with applicable
environmental laws and regulations and to adhere to best management practices wherever appropriate.
Nova Scotia Power encourages, but does not require, that Contractors or Suppliers explore opportunities to develop ISO 14001 equivalency with their environmental management systems.
When contractors work with our company, we communicate the environmental requirements and expectations that are specific to the
project they are working on and provide a Contractor Environmental Requirements Handbook (PDF).
Any environmental incidents involving contractors are tracked in our database just as we track incidents involving our employees.