Set on Sustainability

Supplying clean, renewable energy helps ensure quality of life. Meeting people’s electricity needs in a sustainable way is of prime importance. It is also crucial to use resources wisely and preserve the quality of the environment for future generations. Québec long ago opted for hydroelectricity, a clean, renewable energy source with known, well-controlled environmental impacts. Today, Québec is actively involved in the fight against climate change in North America.

Hydro-Québec has a sustainability vision that goes well beyond the environment. We endeavor to see that stakeholders participate in our decisions. We are also determined to contribute to the province’s economic vitality.

We therefore play an important role in helping our sole shareholder, the Québec government, achieve the main goals outlined in its Government Sustainable Development Strategy 2015–2020 (in French only).

Value chain

We rely on careful management to make sure we are always in line with sustainability principles. Criteria for environmental protection, social acceptability and economic development must be integrated into all the links in the value chain.

View our value chain

Materiality analysis

A materiality analysis was conducted to determine:

  • the main sustainability issues, and
  • which of these to address in the Sustainability Report vs. the Sustainable Development Web site.
Consult the materiality analysis

Relations with stakeholders

Our stakeholders can sometimes have concerns about our activities and projects. That is why we maintain ongoing relations with them through various collaborative means.

Learn more about our collaborative means

Sustainable Development Action Plan

In response to the Government Sustainable Development Strategy 2015–2020 [PDF 2.6 Mb – in French only], we published our third Sustainable Development Action Plan. Through our initiatives, we aim to contribute to implementing this strategy, the strategy to ensure the occupancy and vitality of territories (in French only) and Québec’s Agenda 21 for culture.

Discover our Action Plan

Global Reporting Initiative (GRI)

Sustainability Report 2017 draws on the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines and Electric Utilities Sector Supplement, based on the “core” compliance option.

Consult the GRI content index