We operate caring for our clients’ products and the health and safety of everyone involved. Our guiding belief is we operate safely, or we do not operate at all.
As a service provider, Vopak’s role and responsibility is to provide safe, efficient and clean liquid bulk storage and handling services. Our purpose is to store vital products with care. As such, we abide by existing rules and regulations as a minimum and adopt best practices whenever possible. And we explore ways to facilitate the introduction of more sustainable technologies, processes and products. Care for safety and the environment is an integral part of the Vopak Values and Sustainability Policy.
The Project will be built and operated to the highest standards, following Vopak’s fundamentals and safety standards, Canadian regulations, and international quality and safety standards to ensure the safety of our employees, neighbours and the surrounding communities.
Protecting the Environment
Commercial, industrial and recreational activities on Ridley Island and in marine areas along the coast have a cumulative effect on the natural environment and on the interests of Indigenous Nations.
Through the environmental evaluation we looked at areas where the project could interact with First Nation and community interests and the environment and have assessed their cumulative effects.
Our environmental assessment found that this Project is likely to cause no significant adverse environmental effects with the application of mitigation measures.
We have proposed measures to minimize the potential negative effects of the project, and in many cases, increase First Nations and community involvement.
In the Environmental Effects Evaluation, Vopak assessed 14 areas and 15 subcomponents for their cultural, historical, social and ecological importance to the area. You can view the project's Environmental Effects Evaluation Summary and the full Environmental Effects Evaluation/Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate on the EPIC website.
On April 20, 2022, the Vopak Pacific Canada project received its Environmental Assessment Certificate (EAC) from the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (EAO).