Highlights from the report include:
-- The creation of a dedicated Policy, Environment & Sustainability team with the mandate of integrating financial, environmental, social and ethical considerations into the execution of
Encana'snew business strategy.
-- Continued investment in technologies that economically improve the company's environmental performance. In 2013,
Encana's Environmental Innovation Fund(EIF) marked a major milestone -- reaching over 1.1 million tonnes of carbon dioxide equivalent emissions avoided since the fund's creation. The company invested approximately $6.8 millionthrough the EIF in 2013 and, since the creation of the fund, has cumulatively conserved approximately 8 billion cubic feet of natural gas.
-- Sustained year-over-year reductions in reportable spill volumes, due in large part to the continued advancement of spill reporting, management and prevention practices.
-- Examples of industry-leading water management technologies, including
Encana'sNeptune Water Treatment facility in Wyoming, the Water Resource Hub project near Dawson Creek, British Columbiaand an alternative water sourcing project near Grande Prairie, Albertain support of the company's Pipestoneoperations. -- Strategic partnerships with post-secondary institutions, industry peers, regulators and other groups on a number of topics including fugitive methane and volatile organic compound emissions, water sourcing and workforce planning. -- Remarkable commitment from Encanaemployees to the communities where they live and work. The company's 2013 Encana Cares campaign generated over $1.8 millionwith donations from over 1,850 employees to approximately 1,380 charities.
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