Community Commitment

We leverage our extensive renewable power footprint in the U.S. to make positive economic, social and environmental impacts on the communities where we live and work.

  • Ensure consideration of community interests in decision-making
  • Earn trust and maintain relationships via active stakeholder engagement
  • Expand opportunities for recreational activities
  • Protect and preserve
    aquatic habitat
  • Adopt sustainable development principles to reduce impact
  • Contribute to community projects, non-profit organizations, local tourism

Higley Hydropower Facility, New York

Our Commitment

We leverage our extensive renewable power footprint in the U.S. to make positive economic, social and environmental impacts on the communities where we live and work.

 
  • Contribute millions of dollars in local tax revenue
  • Provide jobs in construction, maintenance, operations
  • Expand opportunities for recreational activities
  • Protect and preserve aquatic habitat
  • Ensure flood control and irrigation support
  • Provide public access to areas essential to tourism

A Force for the Greater Good

Brookfield Renewable U.S. believes that being a force for good for the environment and for society is part and parcel to our success. We are committed to limiting our own carbon footprint and continuously pursuing creative, long-term, solutions to lessen our impacts. For our hydropower facilities, we partner with environmental groups to undertake eco-friendly initiatives and policies. We have expanded our management plans for habitat protection to include fish, bats, birds and other protected wildlife. We deploy fish passages, build floating rafting for loon nesting and rebuild osprey nests. With assets located in some of the most scenic locations in the nation, we are delighted to offer world-class recreational sites, too.

An Enduring Clean Energy Commitment

Environment, Social, Governance are much more than just buzzwords for Brookfield Renewable U.S. Those three words form a part of our guiding principles, woven into every aspect of our world-class operations. Our commitment starts with our carbon footprint, one of the lowest among our peers in the power sector. And it extends into our investments in innovation to continuously improve our capacity to mitigate impacts on ecosystems, biodiversity and climate change, which has earned us industry accolades. As a world leader in renewable power, we recognize the importance and duty to stay at the forefront of environmental stewardship.

Benefits Beyond Providing Clean, Dependable Energy

Our value doesn’t end with the clean energy we produce to fuel a sustainable, growing economy. We leverage our extensive renewable power footprint in the U.S. to make positive economic, social and environmental impacts on the communities where we live and work. We balance economic goals with good corporate citizenship, engaging with our communities to incorporate their interests into our decision-making. We partner with over 300 charities and community projects across the United States, a true testament to the importance we place on social responsibility.

Brookfield Renewable U.S. ESG fast facts

ENVIRONMENT

Avoided Carbon Emissions:Offsetting about 11 million metric tons of emissions annually for our customers
Sustainable Finance: Approximately $3 billion of labelled issuances of sustainable debt in North America to date, making us the one of the most active issuers
Market Capitalization: Largest member by market capitalization of the S&P/TSX Renewable Energy and Clean Technology Index.

SOCIAL

Health and Safety: A zero high-risk health, safety and environmental incidents culture
Partner Charities: Partnering with over 300 charities and community projects across the U.S.

GOVERNANCE

Above-Board Compliance: Zero-tolerance approach to bribery
Transparency & Accountability: Required whistle-blower hotline
Prioritizing Diversity: Committed to diversity and inclusion