SaskEnergy 2022-23 Sustainability Report

Our sustainability path

Measures and standards: key indicators

2022-23 highlights

Looking ahead

President’s message

About SaskEnergy

Our sustainability framework

Pillar one: Environment

Pillar two: Prosperity

Pillar three: People

Partnering with First Nations schools and communities to promote natural gas safety For more than 20 years, SaskEnergy has partnered with Saskatchewan First Nations communities to create natural gas safety calendars. Students at First Nations schools are invited to take part in an artwork contest in which they can creatively share important messages related to natural gas safety. Selected artwork submissions are printed in the SaskEnergy First Nations Safety Calendar and nearly 10,000 copies of the calendar are distributed to First Nations communities, Indigenous organizations and educational institutions throughout the province. The SaskEnergy First Nations Safety Calendar, which receives about 1,000 submissions from 60 schools each year, provides the unique opportunity to showcase the talent and culture of young Indigenous artists in Saskatchewan while reinforcing important safety messages. Landowner and public engagement As we plan our major gas line construction projects, it’s important that we talk to the people who know the land best. We engage with landowners through various means, including newspaper ads, direct mail-outs, in-person meetings and open house events, which provide them with the opportunity to talk to members of our project teams. SaskEnergy also informs landowners and other stakeholders through fact sheets, brochures and website material, and we make sure the public knows how to contact us for more information. After introducing project overview videos on our TransGas website last year, we’ve received positive feedback from landowners on how the videos have explained the projects. We held three open house events in 2022-23 — in Regina, Choiceland and Kinistino — to keep the public informed on our planned construction projects. Factors for holding open houses include project location, potential impacts, number of affected stakeholders and Indigenous communities, size or type of project, and land requirements. Invitations to open houses are sent to potentially affected communities and groups. However, any interested parties are welcome to attend.

Featured art for January 2023 in the SaskEnergy First Nations Safety Calendar. Submitted by Zennaya Witchekan, who attends Almightyvoice Education Centre.

We also engage with landowners, communities, rural municipalities, and emergency responders for small gas line integrity projects, and when gas line inspections are conducted. In addition, SaskEnergy employees participate in trade shows where they provide attendees with information on gas line safety, working safely around gas lines, and our service and rebates, as well as answer questions about regulations, requirements, and the differences between our distribution and transmission systems.

2022-23 Sustainability Report


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