Safety First

Accountability

We are committed to putting safety first and being transparent—when it comes to our operations as a company, and our actions as a neighbor.


Every day, we are reminded of our responsibility and the importance of our task . . . because every day, we move 2.8 million barrels of oil and 22.5 billion cubic feet of natural gas across North America. Additionally, we generate and transmit more than 3,900 gross MW of renewable energy, primarily from wind, solar and geothermal facilities—enough to meet the electricity needs of more than 1.8 million homes.


Our annual Safety Report to the Community

Every year, we produce the Enbridge Safety Report to the Community, provides our neighbors with an overview of our annual safety and reliability performance—not only in the areas where our safety performance was strong, but also those areas where it was not strong enough.

The Enbridge Safety Report to the Community also offers a closer look at what we do to prevent incidents and keep people, communities and the environment safe.

Read the report

Our annual Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Report

As a company that transports, distributes and generates energy, Enbridge is both at the center of providing North Americans with the energy they need—and at the center of social, environmental and economic issues associated with that energy.

Enbridge's 2016 CSR & Sustainability Report focuses on the sustainability-related topics that are most relevant to our neighbors—including community economic benefits, supply chain management, water protection, climate change, community investment, emergency preparedness, and Aboriginal and Native American rights and engagement.

In the spirit of transparency, Enbridge's CSR Report reflects the progress we made in 2016 in some areas, while also showing that we still have work to do in others.

READ OUR CSR REPORT ONLINE

Our performance at a glance

In 2017, we safely delivered a record volume of nearly 3.75 billion barrels of crude oil and natural gas liquids—connecting suppliers and refiners via our growing North American pipeline network. We play a small but essential role in collecting people to the energy they need for their quality of life, and we do it safely, reliably and responsibly.

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Eleven reportable spills in 2017

We had a total of 11 reportable spills on our crude oil and liquids systems in 2017, with a total volume of 8,394 barrels. Of those 8,394 barrels, 1,309 barrels were spilled on Enbridge property, fully contained within our facilities, and cleaned up with little or no environmental impact. One of the incidents outside of Enbridge's property accounted for more than 6,000 barrels, and occurred when a third party struck one of our pipelines during a construction project in an industrial area near Enbridge's Edmonton Terminal.

However, the number of spills and the volume released in 2017 represented an increase from record-low levels of 2016, serving as a reminder of the need for relentless vigilance and focus to ensure the continued safety and reliability of our operations.

Our 2017 crude oil pipeline statistics

3,748,152,038 Barrels of crude oil and NGLs safely delivered
8,394 Total barrels spilled (0.00022%)
1,309 Barrels spilled within our facilities (0.000035%)
7,085 Total barrels spilled outside of Enbridge’s property (0.00019%)

Our spill performance, 2016 to 2017

Bar graph illustrating the volume of spills in 2017


Learning from past incidents

Across our systems we focus on the conditions that caused incidents in the past, while learning from them to minimize the risk and prevent similar incidents in the future.

Our Foundational Safety Stories

The Foundational Safety Stories recount four serious incidents from our past that we pause to remember and reflect on each year on their anniversaries:

Bloor Street (Toronto, ON): April 24, 2003
Milepost 912 (Clearbrook, MN): November 28, 2007
Bryans Mill (Bryans Mill, TX): January 9, 2010
Marshall (Marshall, MI): July 25, 2010

When we remember the incidents captured in the Foundational Safety Stories we recall their lessons and remind ourselves of the profound impact they had on individuals, communities and the environment.

Through our Foundational Safety Stories, we create an emotional connection to safety and a shared and common understanding of why safety is absolutely critical to the work we do.

The Enbridge Ring

Following the most significant environmental incident in Enbridge’s history—the Line 6B spill near Marshall, Michigan in July 2010—we created a lasting symbol and reminder of the importance of safety for our employees.

Made with steel from Line 6B in Michigan, the ring is presented to every permanent employee when they join Enbridge. The ring is a humble reminder of every incident in our long history, inspiring us to be safe today and even safer tomorrow.

The Enbridge Ring underscores our common duty, every day, to maintain trust and protect the safety of all those who count on Enbridge.

Enbridge Ring

Our company values

We adhere to a set of core values that help define what Enbridge stands for as we deliver the energy that powers people’s lives.

Members of Enbridge’s workforce demonstrate integrity, safety and respect in support of our communities, the environment and each other.

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Ready and willing in the depths of winter

Pipeline emergency preparedness doesn't take winter breaks. Find out how nearly 125 Enbridge staff and regional first responders gathered in the Devils Lake area of North Dakota in January 2018 for a three-day emergency response drill focused on winter spill containment and recovery tactics.

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