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ESG Goals: Foundational to Enbridge, Notable in Sustainability Rankings

S&P Global Ratings, Carbon Disclosure Project and Moody’s recognize our performance in 2022

ESG Goals: Foundational to Enbridge, Notable in Sustainability Rankings

S&P Global Ratings, Carbon Disclosure Project and Moody’s recognize our performance in 2022

Published 01-12-23

Submitted by Enbridge Inc.

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Enbridge employees at our Keechi Wind Project, a 110-megawatt (MW) wind farm in Jack County, TX.

We’ve said it before—ESG is part of our DNA.

Sustainability is central to how we do business at Enbridge, and sustainability ratings agencies continue to notice.

In November 2020, we announced 11 ESG goals, including net-zero greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 2050 and, as an interim target, reducing GHG emissions intensity from our operations 35% by 2030.

“We believe that ESG (environmental, social and governance standards) is foundational to our business, and we are proud of our performance,” Vern Yu, Enbridge’s Executive Vice President of Corporate Development and Chief Financial Officer, told an audience of analysts during a quarterly financials call in mid-2022.

“In 2020, we set new ambitious goals across all aspects of E, S, and G with clear pathways to achieving them. In 2021, we put in place the organizational building blocks to make it happen, establishing specific plans across businesses and aligning our compensation and financing costs to ESG performance,” added Mr. Yu. “Our focus now turns to executing those strategies to achieve our goals.”

In recent weeks, agencies again recognized Enbridge as a leader among energy peers, including:

“In many ways, when Enbridge announced the company’s ESG goals in 2020, it galvanized our organization’s progression as a company,” says Pete Sheffield, Enbridge’s Vice-President and Chief Sustainability Officer. “Our continued performance and recognized advancement shows the tangible progress we’re making on the ESG goals we set.”

This year, Enbridge earned an overall ESG evaluation of 69 from S&P Global Ratings, and placed on the DJSI’s North American index—a second straight annual improvement score to 66 on our CSA, after a 63 in 2021 and a 55 in 2020, when we also placed on that same DJSI list. Our environmental score of 70 is still a leader among our industry peers, and our governance and economics score of 73 reflects a direct improvement within our supply chain operations.

Enbridge ranked first of 43 companies in Moody’s Oil Equipment and Services North America sector. Our ESG score from Moody’s remained at 54 in 2022, which corresponds to placement in the “robust” category. We also scored a “robust” 55 in Moody’s Energy Transition category, which examines carbon footprint and risks-and-opportunities management strategy as they relate to transition to a low carbon economy.

And last week the CDP released its questionnaire results for 2022, with Enbridge maintaining its A-minus climate change grade for the third straight year.

“We are committed to ESG leadership, and our progress demonstrates our commitment,” says Mr. Sheffield.

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About Enbridge

At Enbridge, our name spells out our mission: a bridge to a sustainable energy future. That bridge safely connects millions of people around the world to the energy they rely on every day, fueling quality of life. Whether it’s natural gas, oil or renewable power, the energy we deliver through networks spanning North America and our growing European offshore wind portfolio helps to heat homes, feed families, fuel vehicles and power industry. We’re investing in modern energy infrastructure to sustain access to secure, affordable energy. We’re also building on two decades of experience in renewable energy to advance new low-carbon energy technologies including hydrogen, renewable natural gas and carbon capture and storage. We’re committed to reducing the carbon footprint of the energy we deliver, and to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Enbridge’s common shares trade under the symbol ENB on the Toronto (TSX) and New York (NYSE) stock exchanges. To learn more, visit us at

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