Enbridge is dedicated to continuous improvement in our transparency and reporting on Indigenous and sustainability issues.
As we outline in this Discussion Paper, 2017 was an important year for us with respect to our frameworks for Indigenous inclusion and engagement. We continued to build a more systemic, comprehensive and inclusive approach. And together with interested Indigenous communities, we developed a number of new locally tailored initiatives.
Given the complex and evolving nature of Indigenous rights as they relate to energy infrastructure development in Canada and the U.S., our work in this area is ongoing, and we will continue to adjust our policies, strategies and practices in response to an environment that is highly dynamic and subject to rapid change.
This Discussion Paper is a starting point for us, and we will continue to provide enhanced reporting on Indigenous issues in our annual Sustainability reports. Throughout the rest of the year, we welcome feedback on this Discussion Paper. You can provide your comments to us online here, and we will also seek opportunities to review the paper with interested parties. At the end of 2018, we will report back on the input we have received and how it will be used to further inform and enhance our practices and approach.
We hope you will share your thoughts and ideas with us.