The Environment

NAC is the leading builder of Canada's water treatment facilities. From the largest urban UV disinfection installation in the world, to the smallest rural communities in northern Ontario, the NAC team has spent more time than any other national builder ensuring Canada's safe supply of drinking water. Our role in the stewardship of this most precious of natural resources is the source of a deep and profound environmental consciousness in all that we do.

NAC is committed to providing a quality service in a manner that ensures a safe and healthy workplace for our employees and minimizes our potential impact on the environment. We operate in compliance with all relevant environmental legislation and we strive to use pollution prevention and environmental best practices in all we do.

NAC integrates the consideration of environmental concerns and impacts into all of our decision making and activities. We promote environmental awareness among our employees and encourage them to work in an environmentally responsible manner. At NAC, we train, educate, and inform our employees about environmental issues that may affect their work, including the reduction of waste through re-use and recycling and by purchasing recycled, recyclable or re-furbished products and materials where these alternatives are available, economical, and suitable.

NAC promotes the efficient use of materials and resources throughout our company including water, electricity, raw materials and other resources, particularly those that are non-renewable. Wherever possible, we endeavour to avoid the unnecessary use of hazardous materials and product and seek substitutions when feasible. When such materials must be used, stored, and disposed of, we ensure that we take all reasonable steps to protect human health and the environment.

NAC purchases and uses environmentally responsible products, and where required by legislation or where significant health, safety, or environmental hazards exist, we develop and maintain appropriate emergency and spill response programmes.

At NAC, we communicate our environmental commitment to our clients and the public, and we encourage them to support it. We continually strive to improve our environmental performance and minimize the social impact and damage of activities by periodically reviewing our environmental performance in light of our current and planned future activities.