Environmental guiding principles

Environmental guiding principles

 

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By design, environmental stewardship has been a part of our business practice for decades. We use the following principles to direct our environmental stewardship initiatives for the benefit of the community.

  • Comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulations.
  • Exceed regulatory compliance considering community values, competitive advantage and measurable benefit.
  • Assure compliance through implementing sensible, sustainable and easy-to-understand environmental programs and systems.
  • Adopt industry-best practices to assure public health.
  • Demonstrate environmental stewardship within Colorado Springs Utilities and promote it in our community to enhance the quality of life in Colorado Springs.
  • Hold employees personally accountable for assuring Colorado Springs Utilities’ environmental commitment.
  • Communicate the value of Colorado Springs Utilities’ environmental commitment to its citizen-owners through employee and corporate communications.
  • Be proactive in planning regulatory and legislative processes to ensure consistency with community values and interests.
  • Exceed citizen-owner expectations through community dialogue and education.