Environment

Seattle City Light is committed to producing and delivering environmentally responsible, safe, low-cost, and reliable power - and for over 100 years we have done just that. But we're not just a power company, we're environmental leaders, providing dedicated wildlife and resource protection, environmental education, and stewardship. We also conduct and fund research on fish, wildlife, and climate to inform our operations and energy policy and ensure a sustainable energy future.


188 acres of land preserved

On average, we acquire 188 acres of land each year for the purpose of fish and wildlife habitat conservation.

Our Environmental Policy

We are committed to very high standards of environmental protection and adhere to a strict environmental policy based on the following priorities:

Comply

  • Strive to exceed the requirements of all applicable environmental laws, regulations, and policies.
  • Serve as a model for others in meeting our hydro license requirements.

Conserve

  • Promote the efficient use of materials and resources, including water and electricity, across all phases of utility operations.

Protect

  • Manage our business operations to avoid, minimize, or mitigate impacts to the ecosystems we affect.
  • Enhance, protect, and preserve the environment in which we operate.

Prevent

Reduce the quantity and toxicity of materials used and waste generated from our facilities and operations through source reduction, reuse, or recycling.

Improve

  • Set high environmental standards and evaluate our performance against them.
  • Incorporate environmental costs, risk, and impacts when making decisions.
  • Train all employees on this environmental policy and the key environmental impacts and responsibilities of their work.

Lead

  • Collaborate with customers, agencies, tribes, and other organizations to promote sound science and achieve common objectives.
  • Be proactive in identifying and addressing emerging environmental issues, including climate change impacts on natural resources.
  • Be a model for others by minimizing and offsetting our greenhouse gas emissions to achieve greenhouse gas neutrality.