The transportation, delivery, and handling of petroleum products involve health, safety, and environmental risks. Borealis strives to have comprehensive programs and emergency response procedures in place to help mitigate these risks. We are members of the Canadian Propane Association (CAP) and plan participants of the Emergency Response Assistance Plan (ERAP).
Propane burns more cleanly than gasoline or diesel fuel. On a per-unit energy use basis, propane produces fewer greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change. The use of propane as an alternative fuel in factory-built vehicles and in heating applications can reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 20 to 25%. Propane also contains fewer toxic pollutants. For example, because propane has extremely low sulphur content, it does not produce significant amounts of sulphur oxides, which can contribute to acid rain and smog. Furthermore, propane is a pressurized fuel that must be contained within a sealed system, right up to the time it enters your vehicle, so it is less likely to escape into the soil or water through careless handling, spills, or evaporation. At Borealis, we encourage diesel to propane conversion in the territories we operate in as an effort to help the community become more environmentally conscious.
Borealis is committed to a culture where inclusion, diversity, engagement, learning, and innovation have become hallmarks. We incorporate local and Indigenous-owned businesses in our projects, but more importantly, we work to create strong community relationships that allow for local employment opportunities, and we build customer partnerships that align with this core value.
Borealis works with its stakeholders and distribution partners to encourage diversity and inclusion. Our team at Borealis deems it of the utmost importance to cultivate respect between Borealis and Indigenous communities everywhere and to develop relationships that foster not only positive communication, but also promising and lucrative careers. Borealis is a Canadian Certified Aboriginal Business (CCAB). This opens up tremendous opportunities within government and corporations with corporate ESG mandates.