Awards & Achievements

FTSE4Good Index: 2006-2015

The London, UK based sustainability index measures the performance of companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta was included on the FTSE4Good Index for the ninth year running in 2015. FTSE Group confirmed that TransAlta has been independently assessed according to the FTSE4Good criteria, and has satisfied the requirements to become a constituent of the FTSE4Good Index Series. Created by the global index company FTSE Group, FTSE4Good  is an equity index series that is designed to facilitate investment in companies that meet globally recognized corporate responsibility standards. Companies in the FTSE4Good Index Series have met stringent environmental, social and governance criteria, and are positioned to capitalize on the benefits of responsible business practice. Visit their website.

Corporate Knights—The Best Corporate Citizens in Canada: 2015

TransAlta has earned placement on the 2015 Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada list. The
Best 50 has celebrated Canada’s corporate sustainability leaders since 2002, and the selection
methodology is recognized globally as a best practice for transparency and objectivity.

Sustainalytics-Maclean’s 50 Most Socially Responsible Corporations: 2009-2014

Sustainalytics, a global leader in sustainability analysis, and Maclean’s have recognized TransAlta many times for its industry leadership in setting standards for best practices in sustainable development and for demonstrating superior environmental, social and economic performance. Visit their website.

United Way ”Thanks a Million Award”: 2001-2015

TransAlta continues to be an active supporter of the United Way in Canada, the United States, and Australia, with employee-driven campaigns at locations across our fleet. This award is given to companies that contribute more than $1 million in their annual campaigns. TransAlta has maintained the million dollar level since 2001. Visit their website.

Hydro Hall of Fame Award: 2013

Our Kananaskis hydroelectric facility was awarded the 2013 Hydro Hall of Fame Award from Hydro Review. The Hydro Hall of Fame was established in 1995 and recognizes hydro achievement throughout North America, with a special emphasis on long-lasting hydro facilities. This recognition demonstrates the significant and enduring contributions of hydroelectric plants like our 100-year-old Kananaskis facility. Read more.

Oilweek & ATB Financial awards: 2008, 2012

In 2012 TransAlta acheived: Best in Class for Editorial/Graphic design, and Best in Class for Financial Statements & Analysis for our 2011 Annual Report.
In 2008 we achieved: Best in Class for Editorial/Graphic design; Best in Class for Financial Statements & Analysis; and the Apex Award for best overall annual report across 13 divisions of competitors, for our 2007 Annual Report.

Plant of the Year Award: 2013

On December 3, 2012, the Powder River Basin Coal Users’ Group named TransAlta’s Centralia plant in the U.S. Pacific Northwest as ‘2013 Plant of the Year’. Centralia was up against hundreds of coal plants throughout the United States after someone from outside of the company nominated the plant for the honour. The award is bestowed on coal plants for continuous improvement, implementation of industry best practices, and an exemplary environmental and safety record.

Evergreen Award: 2012

On January 14, 2012 TransAlta was awarded the 2011 Evergreen Award by the Centralia-Chehalis Chamber of Commerce. The Chamber gives the award every other year to a business that supports community organizations, as well as the local business community. Criteria for selection include philanthropy, a positive attitude, community support, and generosity. Read more. Visit their website.

Dow Jones North American Sustainability Index: 2010, 2011

The DJSI (North America) selects the top 20 per cent of companies in each sector according to sustainability practices out of the 600 largest North American companies. Visit their website.

Hydro Hall of Fame Award: 2011

Our Horseshoe hydroelectric facility was awarded the 2011 Hydro Hall of Fame Award from Hydro Review. The Hydro Hall of Fame was established in 1995 and recognizes hydro achievement throughout North America, with a special emphasis on long-lasting hydro facilities. This recognition demonstrates the significant and enduring contributions of hydroelectric plants like our 102-year-old Horseshoe facility. Read more.

Carbon Disclosure Project 2010

On October 5, 2010, TransAlta was named one of the 15 Carbon Disclosure Leaders in Canada by the Carbon Disclosure Project, making this the second time TransAlta received this prestigious international award. View press release here.

The Globe and Mail’s Corporate Governance for Canadian Companies: 2010, 2011, 2012

For the eleventh consecutive year, the Globe and Mail has recognized TransAlta as one of the best governed corporations in Canada, and one of the top utilities for corporate governance. Visit their website. See the rankings: 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009, 20082007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002.

The Conference Board of Canada’s National Awards in Governance: 2009

Awarded TransAlta as the top private sector company for governance and risk management, particularly as it pertains to sustainable development; also recognized overall as Best Governed Institution. The awards were last held in 2009. Visit their website.

IR Magazine (Canada): 2008

Selected TransAlta’s investor relations program as the best in the utility and pipeline sector.

Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants’ Award of Excellence: 2008

Awarded to TransAlta for excellence in corporate reporting in the Utilities and Pipelines category.

Suncor Energy President’s Operational Excellence Awards: 2007, 2008

Received by TransAlta’s Poplar Creek Power Station in northern Alberta for safety leadership, environmental excellence, and health and wellness commitments.