Process safety a part of Encana's Ethos

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Strong corporate governance plays a critical role in our corporate culture and our ability to execute our business strategy. More than a mechanism to ensure Encana meets applicable laws and regulations, governance promotes accountability and transparency throughout the company.

Encana’s Board of Directors has oversight responsibility for material risks associated with the Company’s business. This includes taking reasonable steps to ensure management has an effective risk management system in place to identify, understand and appropriately mitigate risks associated with the Company’s business. Read the Board of Directors’ Mandate.

Board Committees also play a key role in risk oversight. Each Committee has responsibility for reviewing the policies and procedures respecting the Committee’s respective areas of allocated risk, as well as working with management to identify, monitor and manage those risks.

The Corporate Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety Committee is responsible for oversight on policies and systems related to EH&S issues; monitoring EH&S performance, management systems and audit protocols; and oversight of ethics and compliance-related risk. Read the Corporate Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety Committee Mandate, and related policies: Corporate Responsibility Policy, Business Code of Conduct, Environment Policy and Health and Safety Policy.

  • Ethics & Integrity

    Encana’s Corporate Responsibility Policy establishes our commitment to conducting our business ethically and legally. In keeping with that commitment, our Business Code of Conduct and related policies are used to identify and manage ethical situations and make ethical business decisions.

    Read Encana's Business Code of Conduct and related policies.

  • Ethos Management System

    Ethos is Encana’s operations management system. Ethos is a structured and documented set of interdependent standards, practices, processes and procedures used at every level of the organization to manage operational risks. It is a framework that clearly states how we conduct our business.

    The Ethos framework consists of 12 Standards, each of which addresses a key category of broad operational risk. These standards are supported by practices that describe how to address specific areas of risk. Each practice describes roles and responsibilities, specific requirements, performance measurements, and necessary training for staff and service providers. In some cases, our teams implement regional procedures that meet the unique needs and regulatory expectations of our various operating areas.

    Our Ethos Governance Committee is comprised of operational staff with overall accountability to the Corporate Responsibility, Environment, Health and Safety (CREHS) Committee of the Board. The mandate of the Ethos Governance Committee is to ensure processes are in place to engage stakeholders, ensure quality, maintain continual improvement and make decisions regarding the ongoing effectiveness of our operations management system.

    Read our Environmental Policy, Health & Safety Policy and more about Ethos.

  • Compliance

    Encana's ability to operate successfully is dependent on our ability to know and follow the laws, rules and regulations that apply to our business in the jurisdictions where we operate. Encana’s Business Code of Conduct and supporting policies outline expectations to ensure our workforce is working in compliance with laws and regulations. Staff are required to review and sign off on their understanding and compliance with key policies on an annual basis and to declare any potential conflicts of interest that may impact Encana.

  • Integrity Hotline

    To uphold Encana's values and commitment to being compliant, everyone is responsible for reporting behaviour that is believed to be illegal or unethical. Concerned individuals are encouraged to report issues about our operations using our Integrity Hotline. All reports are confidential and requests for anonymity will be honored.

  • Investigations

    Encana is committed to a consistent process by which all reported issues are properly received, reviewed, investigated, documented and brought to an appropriate resolution. All staff are required to fully cooperate and assist in any investigation, whether the investigation is conducted internally by Encana or by any external authority.

  • Contractor and Service Provider Compliance

    Contractors and service providers play critical roles in supporting strong environment, health and safety (EH&S), governance and social performance. We expect contractors and service providers to uphold the same practices as our employees, and we often work directly with contractors and service providers to identify and develop compliance strategies to ensure alignment with Encana’s expectations.

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