Sustainability Overview

Westport high pressure direct injection (HPDI) technology was first imagined and developed in the Mechanical Engineering Department at the University of British Columbia. Dr. Philip Hill questioned whether the diesel engine, the workhorse of the industrial economy, could run on a more abundant, cleaner gaseous fuel with the same performance and fuel efficiency.

Fast forward twenty years, and Dr. Hill and some of his original graduate students continue to work on this very challenge. While urban air quality and oil dependence were some of the initial drivers, the shift to natural gas for transportation has additional benefits, like compelling economics, reduced air pollutant and greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, and energy security.

Shifting the world to a lower-carbon, less expensive fuel like natural gas is no simple task. Our customers around the globe demand new, economic, sustainable and efficient transport solutions.

Smart people are weighing in, asking questions and contributing their perspective to ensure that the benefits of a shift to a natural gas-powered transportation sector will be realized. We have a responsibility as market leaders to listen, learn and incorporate feedback from all of our stakeholders.

Energy transitions can take time and questions about any new fuel are natural; there is broad consensus, however, that natural gas is a viable option, supported by the more than 17 million light duty and 1.5 million heavy duty natural gas powered vehicles on the road today around the world (Navigant Research 2014).

To advance our vision of sustainability, we have been certified as having met the international standards of ISO 14001:2004 for Environmental Management Systems. This certificate demonstrates our commitment to develop, design, test and assemble engine and fuel system components that meet or exceed the expectations of our original equipment manufacturing partners and customers, and formalizes the effective environmental practice and process at our facilities.

We're pleased to share our progress in our annual sustainability report, providing information on our social and environmental impacts. We've compiled data from several fiscal years to reflect trends, achievements and challenges. We also file an annual report with the Carbon Disclosure Project to track our progress in measuring, disclosing, managing and sharing environmental performance information.

Westport has grown from an innovative research experiment to a global commercial enterprise. Our strength is the result of our willingness to challenge the limits of what is possible and transform transportation systems.

Welcome to the Westport sustainability site. Follow the initiative of Westport—and people everywhere—driving change.

Karen Hamberg
Vice President, Strategy
Westport Fuel Systems Inc.

News Releases

May 11

Westport Fuel Systems Reports First Quarter 2017 Financial Results, 2017 Off to a Strong Start

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. reported financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017, and provided an update on operations.

May 4

Westport Fuel Systems to Announce First Quarter Results On Thursday, May 11, 2017

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. announced today that it will disclose its financial results for the first quarter ended March 31, 2017 on Thursday, May 11, 2017 after market close.

May 1

Cummins Westport “Moves to Zero” with New Natural Gas Engines

Cummins Westport Inc. announced today at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, California its model year 2018 dedicated natural gas engines for regional haul truck/tractor, vocational and transit, school bus, and refuse applications.

May 1

Westport Fuel Systems Announces the Closing of the Sale of the IMPCO APU Assets

Westport Fuel Systems Inc. today announced the closing of its previously announced sale of the assets of its IMPCO Auxiliary Power Unit business.

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