Environmental Policy

Westport is committed to the protection of the environment, the prevention of pollution and strives to be an industry leader in mitigating the environmental impacts of fuel system research, development, testing and assembly.  This Environmental Policy Statement outlines the standards to which our operations are held:

  1. Westport will work to ensure that its operations comply with all applicable environmental legislation, industry codes and standards;
  2. Westport will work to collaborate with partners and industry stakeholders in the protection of the environment, the conservation of resources and the implementation of pollution mitigating practices;
  3. Westport will continue to research, design, and develop alternative fuel engine technologies that preserve environmental health and safeguard employees, customers and the general public from injuries or health hazards;
  4. Westport determines, evaluates, and strives to mitigate the environmental impacts of our existing operations and will work to conduct a thorough environmental assessment and risk analysis prior to the implementation of new projects;
  5. Westport will abide by internally established standards to utilize energy and other resources efficiently in its operations, including emissions and waste management programs that exceed current legislative requirements;
  6. Westport will strive to be an environmentally responsible neighbour in the communities where we operate and to act promptly and responsibly to correct incidents or conditions that endanger health, safety or the environment;
  7. In conjunction with external response agencies, Westport will respond to environmental emergencies promptly and effectively via a trained and coordinated on-site Emergency Response Team;
  8. Westport will work to fully investigate all environmental incidents or unplanned releases and to communicate findings as necessary to all affected parties;
  9. Westport will endeavour to train its employees on their individual responsibility to protect the environment, to adhere to this Policy Statement, and to cooperate with Westport's efforts in this regard.  On-site contractors and others acting on behalf of Westport are expected to abide by the same environmental code of conduct;
  10. Westport will strive to evaluate its environmental performance through regular auditing and assessment of its regulatory compliance and adherence to this policy.  We will strive to communicate the appropriate information to our stakeholders including our Board of Directors, employees, shareholders, governmental agencies and the general public;
  11. We will strive to continuously improve our environmental management system and measure the environmental impacts of our operations.  Westport will implement this policy through a comprehensive plan with measurable goals/targets and a rigorous analysis of performance.  Westport will work to provide a candid discussion of our environmental achievements and challenges in its annual sustainability report published on its website.

revised Feb. 29, 2012

News Releases

June 27

Cummins Westport Introduces Natural Gas Playbook Website

Featuring Information on Evaluating and Operating Natural Gas Vehicles

June 23

Westport Fuel Systems Announces New Director Nominee for the Upcoming Annual General Meeting

Longstanding director to retire as previously indicated

June 9

Suzuki Italy Chooses BRC LPG Systems to Expand Alternative Fuel Product Offering

Longstanding partnership provides bi-fuel LPG options to growing market

June 5

GHG Reduction Benefits of Natural Gas for Transportation Confirmed by New NGVA Europe Study

Westport Fuel Systems Next-Generation Natural Gas Engine and Vehicle Technologies Validated as a Key Solution for De-carbonizing the Transport Sector

June 1

Westport Fuel Systems Closes the Second Divestiture Action of the Industrial Group for $17.5 Million USD

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. today announced the closing of the sale of assets related to its Impco Industrial Mobile and Stationary Equipment business for a total of $17.5 million US dollars.