Pipeline construction and operation requires access to land that may be owned, occupied and used by others. Stakeholder engagement is a term describing how pipeline companies interact and work with these groups, along with others that could be impacted by pipeline construction and operations. Pipeline companies must meet regulatory requirements around stakeholder engagement.
Because they are potentially impacted by pipeline construction and operation, it is natural for these stakeholders to be concerned. They want information regarding pipeline projects, but often also want to have a say in the project design and operation.
CEPA member companies are committed to a two-way, cooperative and constructive engagement process with all stakeholders. Ensuring that stakeholders participate in this engagement process protects the social license of pipeline companies to operate.
CEPA member companies engage with a variety of key stakeholders:
- Aboriginal communities
- Non-governmental organizations (NGOs)
- All levels of government
- Provincial and federal regulators
Stakeholders have an expectation and a right to know how pipeline construction and operations can potentially impact them.