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Environmental, social, and governance reporting

BC Hydro employees at Ruskin Dam

Powering a sustainable B.C.

We have a long history of contributing to the growth and economic prosperity of the province. At the same time, we recognize our impacts, both past and present, on the communities, Indigenous nations, and environments in which we operate.

Working to reduce these impacts has been a focus of our business for decades and will be critical in ensuring a sustainable province in the future.

Our Fiscal 2023 ESG report

Our Fiscal 2023 report [PDF, 11.6 MB] is about our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) practices. The report aligns with our Annual Service Plan Report [PDF, 1.5 MB] and shares our long-standing and more recent sustainability practices from across the company.

Read our Fiscal 2023 ESG report

Have comments or question about our report? Email us.

Key areas of focus in our ESG report

Our report is inspired by the 17 United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development goals. Set by the UN General Assembly in 2015, these globally recognized goals aim to protect the planet, reduce inequality, and ensure prosperity for all. They're diverse and represent the depth of our activities and impacts.

Key highlights of our report include:



Maintain the resiliency of our system and enable a sustainable energy future

  • We provide reliable, affordable, and low-carbon energy to ~95% of the population of B.C.
  • We maintain our infrastructure and invest in improving reliability, and quality of service.
  • We aim to increase electrification to power homes, buildings, and transportation.
  • We invest in our assets to make them more resilient to climate change.


Manage the impact of our business on the environment

  • We work to reduce our operational GHG emissions and impacts on air, land, and water.
  • We aim to minimize our impact on aquatic and terrestrial wildlife and mitigate our impacts when they’re not avoidable.


Work toward lasting and meaningful reconciliation

  • We work to seek, develop, and sustain positive long-term relationships and to better understand and support Indigenous interests.
  • We're working to build shared prosperity through Indigenous employment and procurement opportunities.


Power the potential of our people

  • We work to provide a safe work environment.
  • We apply the lens of inclusion, diversity, equity, and accessibility to our policies, systems, processes, and practices to remove barriers to access, and ensure all employees have equal opportunity to contribute.


Act in the public interest

  • We act with transparency and disclose information about our impacts to the public.                                                
  • We act with integrity in our dealings with communities, stakeholders, rights holders, and the public.

Our ESG commitments in action