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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
This document contains forward-looking information within the meaning of applicable securities laws. By its nature, forward-looking information requires Emera to make assumptions and is subject to inherent risks and uncertainties. These statements reflect Emera management’s current beliefs and are based on information currently available to Emera management. There is a risk that predictions, forecasts, conclusions and projections that constitute forward-looking information will not prove to be accurate, that Emera’s assumptions may not be correct and that actual results may differ materially from such forward-looking information. Additional detailed information about these assumptions, risks and uncertainties is included in Emera’s securities regulatory filings, including under the heading “Business Risks and Risk Management” in Emera’s annual Management’s Discussion & Analysis, and under the heading “Principal Risks and Uncertainties” in the notes to Emera’s annual and interim financial statements, which can be found on SEDAR at www.sedar.com.