Hydraulic Fracturing Code of Conduct

Our Working Energy Commitment began with a Statement of Principles, a set of high-level guidelines under which they conduct themselves, now and into the future.

These principles were also the values that helped steer us as we communicated and collaborated with our on-the-ground stakeholders in community engagement sessions to develop a service sector hydraulic fracturing code of conduct.

Hydraulic Fracturing Code of Conduct
The Hydraulic Fracturing Code of Conduct is a set of commitments being made by companies participating in the Working Energy Commitment, describing how the service, supply and manufacturing sector of the oil and gas industry operates as key players in the responsible and sustainable development of Canada’s oil and natural gas resources.

Participating companies strive to deliver the best value to their stakeholders, including the resource owner, direct customers, shareholders and employees, and the residents and local communities in which they work. The companies’ collective goal is to ensure operational excellence focusing on reducing their environmental impact and maximizing the development of Canada’s vast resources, while delivering long-term social benefits in a manner that supports the interests of all stakeholders.

Endorsers to the Hydraulic Fracturing Code of Conduct will focus their efforts in five key areas.

Download the full Service Sector Hydraulic Fracturing Code of Conduct (PDF) or version française (PDF).

PSAC’s Working Energy Commitment Statement of Principles and Hydraulic Fracturing Code of Conduct align with the Guiding Principles for Hydraulic Fracturing created by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP). The important distinction between the two sets of documents is that each focuses on the activities within the direct control of the associations’ respective member companies.