About This Update

This Sustainability Update includes data and information about Emera’s wholly owned subsidiaries and entities where Emera has operational control. Unless otherwise stated, data in this update is as of December 31, 2018 and dollar figures are in Canadian dollars. Reporting boundaries for this update are the same as for our 2018 Emera Annual Report.

Emera refers to Emera Inc. and its affiliate companies. For a full description of Emera’s structure and investments, see the 2018 Emera Annual Report.

We welcome your feedback on our sustainability progress at sustainability@emera.com.

Materiality

We carefully select the topics and data to include in our sustainability updates based on materiality assessments and the information our key stakeholders are interested in. Our comparative review of sustainability materiality assessments for the electric and natural gas utilities industries includes:

  • Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) sustainability materiality matrix for the Canadian electric utility industry
  • Edison Electric Institute (EEI) ESG/Sustainability Initiative
  • American Gas Association (AGA) ESG/Sustainability metrics
  • RobecoSAM Defining What Matters – Mining, Metals and Electric Utilities
  • Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) Material Issues for the North American Electric Power Industry
  • Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 Sector Disclosures Electric Utilities
  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Electric Utilities

We have used the GRI Standards methodology and indicators derived from the GRI Standards to inform our approach to report on Sustainability data.  In addition, for the first time we are also reporting on data that align with the Edison Electric Institute and American Gas Association ESG/Sustainability template. Our full data and our 2018 ESG Scorecard are available in Downloads.