Safety First

Accountability

We are committed to putting safety first and being transparent—when it comes to our operations as a company, and our actions as a neighbor.


Every day, we are reminded of our responsibility and the importance of our task . . . because every day, we move 3 million barrels of oil and 21 billion cubic feet of natural gas across North America. Additionally, we generate more than 2,100 net MW of renewable energy, primarily from wind and solar facilities—enough to meet the electricity needs of more than 960,000 homes.


Our annual Safety Report to the Community

Every year, we produce the Enbridge Safety Report to the Community, provides our neighbors with an overview of our annual safety and reliability performance—not only in the areas where our safety performance was strong, but also those areas where it was not strong enough.

The Enbridge Safety Report to the Community also offers a closer look at what we do to prevent incidents and keep people, communities and the environment safe.

READ THE 2020 REPORT

Our annual Sustainability Report

Life takes energy. And at Enbridge, we take seriously our responsibility to deliver it to where it’s needed, safely and reliably, today and well into the future.

Our commitment to sustainability underpins our long-term vision: to be the leading energy infrastructure company in North America. To us, that means we’re delivering the energy people need and want: we’re putting safety first, we’re protecting our environment and we’re making the transition with society to a lower carbon energy future.

Sustainability is—and has to be—core to how we do business. Enbridge’s 2020 Sustainability Report details our activities and initiatives in this important area.

READ THE 2020 REPORT

Our performance at a glance

In 2021, we safely delivered more than 4 billion barrels of crude oil—connecting suppliers and refiners via our vast North American pipeline network. We play an essential role in collecting people to the energy they need for their quality of life, and we do it safely, reliably and sustainably.

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Two reportable spills in 2021

We had a total of 2 reportable spills on our crude oil and liquids systems in 2021—both of them on Enbridge property—with a total release volume of 82 barrels. Those spills were fully contained within our facilities, and cleaned up with little or no environmental impact.

To put this number in perspective, 82 barrels represent a small fraction of a single rail car, and Enbridge's pipeline network delivers about 30% of the crude produced in North America. With a safe delivery record of 99.9999979%, 2021 was one of the best years in our company history in terms of leak performance.

However, safety is Enbridge's top priorityand we understand the need for relentless vigilance and focus to ensure the continued safety and reliability of our operations.

Our 2021 crude oil pipeline statistics

4,068,100,604 Barrels of crude oil safely delivered
82 Total barrels spilled (0.000002%)
82 Barrels spilled within our facilities (0.000002%)
Total barrels spilled outside of Enbridge’s property

Our Foundational Safety Stories

The Foundational Safety Stories recount four serious incidents from our past that we pause to remember and reflect on each year on their anniversaries:

Bloor Street (Toronto, ON): April 24, 2003
Milepost 912 (Clearbrook, MN): November 28, 2007
Bryans Mill (Bryans Mill, TX): January 9, 2010
Marshall (Marshall, MI): July 25, 2010

When we remember the incidents captured in the Foundational Safety Stories we recall their lessons and remind ourselves of the profound impact they had on individuals, communities and the environment.

Through our Foundational Safety Stories, we create an emotional connection to safety and a shared and common understanding of why safety is absolutely critical to the work we do.

The Enbridge Ring

Following the most significant environmental incident in Enbridge’s history—the Line 6B spill near Marshall, Michigan in July 2010—we created a lasting symbol and reminder of the importance of safety for our employees.

Made with steel from Line 6B in Michigan, the ring is presented to every permanent employee when they join Enbridge. The ring is a humble reminder of every incident in our long history, inspiring us to be safe today and even safer tomorrow. Learn more

The Enbridge Ring underscores our common duty, every day, to maintain trust and protect the safety of all those who count on Enbridge.

Enbridge Ring

Our company values

We adhere to a set of core values that help define what Enbridge stands for as we deliver the energy that powers people’s lives.

Members of Enbridge’s workforce demonstrate safety, integrity and respect in support of our communities, the environment and each other.

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Prairie pipeline exercise anything but routine

Ensuring the ongoing safety of the critical energy infrastructure we all rely on to fuel our economy is a job that must be done—no matter the circumstances. Such was the case when Enbridge held an emergency response training exercise along the Souris River in Wawanesa, Manitoba in May 2021.

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