Contractor environmental regulations
The environmental performance of Contractors working for The City of Calgary is critical in helping us meet our commitment to protect the environment and comply with all environmental laws and regulations.
This section includes information on the different environmental tools and corporate procedures that may be applicable to City Contractors. There are many laws and regulations relating to the protection of the environment that The City abides by.
Are you a contractor interested in working with The City? Get to know the various policies and contractor environmental responsibilies.
Environmental Guidelines for City Contractors
Please find a list of guidelines for a variety of contractor activities below:
- Erosion and sediment control
- Contamination discovery
- Cleaning up a spill or release
- Tree protection plans
- Saw cutting and coring
- Disposing of accumulated water (de-watering)
- Standard general conditions and environmental controls
- ECO plans
For more information view The City of Calgary's Environmental Policy.
Please note: Contractors are responsible for knowing and complying with all applicable laws, regulations, approvals or permits relating to the work they are doing for The City.
What environmental standards does The City use?
In 1999, The City of Calgary began implementing an organization-wide environmental management system called EnviroSystem based on the ISO 14001 standard. Environmental legislation requires that The City implement a systematic approach to manage its environmental impacts and risks.
Learn more about our environmental management system, EnviroSystem.
Impact to contractors
By having an ISO-registered system, The City is working toward a high level of due diligence and regulatory compliance. The new ISO 14001:2015 standard has placed an increased focus on requirements for any person working on behalf of the organization.