Become a Sustainable Electricity Company

The CEA recognizes that sustainable development is a must in the 21st century.

Electricity companies and the communities they serve are increasingly aware of the need for responsible corporate behavior and sustainable development.

The Sustainable Electricity Company™ brand is a designation established by the Canadian Electricity Association, based primarily on ISO 26000 Guidance on Social Responsibility.

The CEA does not certify companies for ISO 26000, but companies that wish to use the Sustainable Electricity Company™ brand must commit to core subjects, issues, and related actions and expectations contained in the standard that are deemed applicable and significant to the company and its stakeholders.

The Sustainable Electricity Company™ Brand

CEA encourages all member utilities and partners to adopt, use, and adhere to the Sustainable Electricity Company™ brand guidelines as a tangible and visible demonstration of their commitment to sustainability.

By displaying the Sustainable Electricity Company™ logo on their communications, qualifying companies can send a clear, visible message that they are part of the solution — committed to responsible environmental, social and economic practices, and to the principles of sustainable development.


Use of the logo is open to all qualifying electricity companies (generation, transmission and/or distribution assets) and their supply chain partners, both in Canada and internationally. The logo is granted for 5 years, with the option for renewal thereafter.

CEA membership is not required to qualify to use the logo.

Steps to Earning Sustainable Electricity Company™ Designation

  1. Declare your commitment to Sustainable Development.
  2. Demonstrate conformance to the ISO 14001 Environmental Management standard.
  3. Demonstrate compliance with ISO 26000 Social Responsibility guidelines.
  4. Establish a governance framework for your organization’s social responsibility.
  5. Report on your sustainable development performance in a transparent manner.
  6. Apply to CEA for designation.
  7. Be verified by a 3rd party that your organization complies with Sustainable Electricity Company™ designation criteria.

Sustainable Electricity Companies recognized by CEA

Hydro Ottawa

Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company November 25, 2021

We are honoured to receive this sustainability designation from the Canadian Electricity Association at this critical time in our world’s climate history,” stated Bryce Conrad, President and Chief Executive Officer, Hydro Ottawa. “This is a testament to our employees’ dedication and our organizational commitment to deliver electricity in a safe and sustainable manner. Over the coming years, we will be placing an even greater focus on environmental stewardship, rising to new challenges while ensuring a clean energy future for our city.

As an electricity distributor, renewable energy generator, and provider of energy solutions and utility services, Hydro Ottawa takes a comprehensive approach to sustainability that encompasses all areas of their business. Hydro Ottawa’s path forward includes steps to further reduce their own impact on the environment as well as their environmental footprint, while contributing to the wider transition to a greener economy and lifestyles of our nation’s capital and province. Not only do they have an environmental management system and corporate social responsibility program in place, they are also a customer-centric organization that actively connects with stakeholders, supports community initiatives and conducts grass-roots outreach programs aimed at engaging youth and offering energy-efficiency solutions to its customers.

Newfoundland Power Inc.

Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company June 24, 2021

We are very proud to receive this significant sustainability designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. This recognition and verification of the commitment our employees have made to creating a brighter future validates that we are well along the path of successfully integrating sustainability into everything we do”, said Gary Murray, President and CEO of Newfoundland Power. “We have made sustainability a priority by making responsible decisions today, with our sights on tomorrow.

Newfoundland Power is the primary distributer of electricity on the island portion of Newfoundland and Labrador, and purchases 93% of its energy needs from Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro. With a customer base of approximately 271,000 accounts, Newfoundland Power is committed to safety, dedicated to the highest level of customer service and delivers reliable electricity at the lowest possible cost. For more information on Newfoundland Power’s programs, services and community partnerships, please visit

Maritime Electric

Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company April 22, 2021

Sustainability is an integral part of our business today and for the future. We have demonstrated our commitment to responsible environmental, social and economic practices and to the principles of sustainable development at Maritime Electric. Our entire team is proud of this achievement for our Company, customers and Prince Edward Island.
Jason Roberts, President and CEO of Maritime Electric

Maritime Electric becomes the 9th company to receive the designation. Maritime Electric is the primary distributor of electricity in Prince Edward Island, serving approximately 84,000 customers including the City of Charlottetown and all rural communities.


Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company November 13, 2019

At ENMAX, we believe that long-lasting value to our customers, communities and shareholder comes from operating in a responsible and sustainable way. Utilities play a vital role in sustainability leadership, and we’re honoured to receive this important designation as a sign of our commitment to responsible environmental, social and economic practices..
Gianna Manes, President and CEO

ENMAX’s focus on people, power and community does not just mean improvements within the company. It also means helping those outside the company to be more sustainable and increase their positive impact. In the past two years, ENMAX has focused on building innovative projects including, a network allowing for two-way power flow in the grid for their customers and upgrading their environmental and social responsibility programs to officially earn them this designation.


Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company November 13, 2019

Receiving this designation and recognition is an honour. It signals that at SaskPower, environmental sustainability, economic sustainability and social responsibility are woven into our employees’ work and behaviours. It tells our customers and stakeholders that we are committed to working together to create a future of which we can be proud.
Mike Marsh, President and CEO of SaskPower

SaskPower is the principle energy supplier for Saskatchewan and has focused on bringing innovative technology to life and supporting their customers since 1929. Looking ahead, SaskPower is transitioning to a lower-carbon generation portfolio. Towards 2030, the company is focused on collaboration with its stakeholders and partners and affordable electricity for its customers. Their environmental management and social responsibility program enhancements have earned them this prestigious designation.

Nalcor Energy

Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company November 7, 2018

Receiving the CEA Sustainability Brand Designation for our sustainability efforts is an absolute honour and is the result of the dedication and hard work of our employees. This designation will help deepen our unwavering commitment to minimize the impact our work has on communities where we operate, as we develop and manage Newfoundland and Labrador’s rich resources in a way that considers safety, environmental stewardship and our communities.
Stan Marshall, President and CEO of Nalcor Energy

Nalcor has focused on engaging community groups and indigenous peoples while enhancing its environmental and social responsibility programs. Their foundation is rooted in our base business – the generation and transmission of electrical power. Nalcor makes a strong commitment to provide safe, reliable and dependable electricity to our utility, industrial, residential and retail customers.

Saint John Energy

Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company May 3, 2018

I am accepting this on behalf of our dedicated employees who have worked diligently to meet the designations’ sustainability requirements, and who continue to deliver electricity in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.
Saint John Energy President and CEO, Ray Robinson

Established in 1922, Saint John Energy provides reliable services and competitive rates to over 36,000 local customers through 13 substations spanning 316 square kilometers. Saint John Energy also provides street lighting, area lighting, more than 20,000 water heater rentals and over 3,300 Mini Split Ductless Heat Pump rentals. Toward our mission of excellence in energy solutions, we deliver value to our customers through our commitment to environmental, social and economic sustainability.

Yukon Energy

Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company February 9, 2017

It’s an honour to receive this designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. It recognizes the excellent job our employees do in delivering electricity in a sustainable and socially responsible manner.
Yukon Energy President and CEO Andrew Hall

Established in 1987, Yukon Energy is a publicly owned electrical utility that operates as a business, at arms length from the Yukon government. We are the main generator and transmitter of electrical energy in Yukon and we work with our parent company Yukon Development Corporation to provide Yukoners with a sufficient supply of safe, reliable electricity and related energy services


Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company December 16, 2013

The Sustainable Electricity Company designation reflects our commitment to meeting the needs of our stakeholders, communities and employees through sustainable business practices. We’re honoured and proud to receive this designation from CEA.
Dennis Frehlich, Interim President and CEO of AltaLink

AltaLink’s transmission system efficiently delivers electricity to 85% of Albertans. Dedicated to meeting the growing need for electricity, AltaLink connects Albertans to renewable, reliable and low-cost power. With a commitment to community and environment, AltaLink is ensuring the transmission system will support Albertans’ quality of life for years to come.

Hydro One Networks Inc

Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company January 14, 2015

We are proud to receive this designation from the Canadian Electricity Association. It recognizes the outstanding job our employees do in delivering electricity in a socially responsible and sustainable manner and in meeting the high expectations of our customers and the people of Ontario.
Carmine Marcello, President and CEO of Hydro One

Hydro One delivers electricity safely, reliably, and responsibly to homes and businesses across the province of Ontario and owns and operates Ontario’s 29,000 km high-voltage transmission network that delivers electricity to large industrial customers and municipal utilities, and a 122,000 km low-voltage distribution system that serves about 1.3 million end-use customers and smaller municipal utilities in the province. Hydro One is wholly owned by the Province of Ontario.

Toronto Hydro Electric System Ltd

Designated a Sustainable Electricity Company June 17, 2014

Our commitment to sustainability is really a commitment to our community, employees and stakeholders. As an overarching driver, sustainability plays an important role in our success. We’re honoured to receive this designation and recognition from CEA.
Anthony Haines, President and CEO of Toronto Hydro Corporation

Toronto Hydro-Electric System owns and operates an electricity distribution system, which delivers electricity to approximately 733,000 customers located in the city of Toronto. It is the largest municipal electricity distribution company in Canada and distributes approximately 18% of the electricity consumed in the province of Ontario.