CEPA Integrity First

Taking pipeline operations to the highest levels.

Our goal is zero pipeline incidents. That’s why the industry established its own program – CEPA Integrity First® – to help pipeline companies share and implement leading practices, keeping pipelines safe and communities protected.

Established by the Canadian Energy Pipeline Association, this industry-led program is designed to improve CEPA members’ performance. The program brings the industry together to collaborate and challenge each other’s practices – going beyond regulation and demonstrating a commitment to continuous improvement throughout the life cycle of the pipeline.

Integrity First is a condition of CEPA membership. All 11 member companies are committed to the initiative and to implementing Integrity First into their own operations.

Through CEPA Integrity First, the industry is working together to define and implement leading practices to continuously improve industry performance in three key areas:

Pipeline Safety
Environmental Protection
Socio-economics

Our members understand that in order to reach our goal of zero incidents and build trust in the industry, there needs to be a true commitment to industry collaboration. We do not compete on safety. Only by working together can we ensure our actions lead to measurable improvement.

That’s why every CEPA member has signed and committed to the Integrity First Policy Statement and Principles (PDF), which outlines several commitments including:

  • holding each other accountable for their practices
  • collaborating to raise the bar on safety and reach the goal of zero incidents together as an industry
  • committing to transparent reporting of industry’s performance to Canadians

Being accountable for performance

Accountability is key to the program’s success – both accountability within the industry, and accountability to Canadians.

Integrity First is not a response to current regulatory requirements, but a proactive approach by the pipeline industry to demonstrate its accountability and transparency to Canadians. This program was developed not because industry was asked to, but because CEPA and its member companies wanted to.

Through regular public reporting, CEPA Integrity First will increase the industry’s transparency and accountability on performance and member activities.

Watch a short video on how CEPA Integrity First is driving continuous improvement in pipeline performance and accountability to build Canadians’ trust:


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