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The FTSE4Good Index Series has been designed to measure the performance of companies that meet globally recognised corporate responsibility standards. Visit their website.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 100-year-old Horseshoe facility. Read more.
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.
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, 2008, 2007, 2006, 2005, 2004, 2003, 2002.
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.
Selected TransAlta’s investor relations program as the best in the utility and pipeline sector.
Awarded to TransAlta for excellence in corporate reporting in the Utilities and Pipelines category.
Received by TransAlta's Poplar Creek Power Station in northern Alberta for safety leadership, environmental excellence, and health and wellness commitments.