Drawing on the Past to Shape the Future

Sustainability at the heart of our operations

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Hydroelectricity Clean energy powering our future

Sustainability Report 2019

Discover our 18th sustainability report, published in May 2020. Once again, we describe our performance over the last year with respect to our main environmental, social, economic and governance challenges.

Accountability report in accordance with the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures – TCFD. New

The addition of a Communication on Progress section to fulfill the requirements of the UN Global Compact further to Hydro-Québec’s renewed engagement. New

The Sustainability Report is available exclusively in electronic format.

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Our Sustainable Development Plan 2020-2024


To guide us forward, we’ve drawn up the Sustainable Development Plan 2020–2024.

Structured around the three pillars of Governance, Community and Environment, this ambitious Sustainable Development Plan lays out 12 strategies linked to specific improvement targets and performance indicators.

View our Sustainable Development plan 2020-2024

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Sustainability achievements sustainable development in 2019?

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Our approach

Hydro-Québec has a sustainability vision that goes well beyond the environment. Sustainability is at the root of all our activities and projects. The company endeavors to contribute to the province’s economic vitality and to encourage stakeholders to participate in its decisions.

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The effects of climate change are significant, and we are working hard to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels.

In North America, our electricity exports enable us to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. But that’s not all we do: our goal is also to decarbonize Québec’s economy while incorporating environmental management and biodiversity preservation into all our activities.

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Our projects and activities affect your daily life.

We put every effort into ensuring that our facilities blend into the surrounding environment as seamlessly as possible. We take the expectations expressed by the communities concerned into account and adapt our projects as much as possible. In this way, we strive to ensure that our activities ae socially acceptable and generate economic spinoffs throughout Québec.

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Questions about sustainable development?

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