TransCanada Releases 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

TransCanada Releases 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report 
CALGARY, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/09/14 --  RETRANSMISSION:
TransCanada Corporation (TSX: TRP)(NYSE: TRP) (TransCanada) has
officially released its 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report
(csrreport.transcanada.com). The 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility
(CSR) Report was released during Canadian Environment Week as a
testament to TransCanada's commitment to operating in an
economically, socially and environmentally sustainable manner, while
recognizing the interests of its stakeholders.  
"With the changes in societal demand in terms of understanding what
we do, we spent much of 2013 evaluating how we report to our key
stakeholders and the factors they are most concerned about," says
Russ Girling, President and CEO. "Our 2013 CSR Report highlights the
breadth of our stakeholder engagement across the many communities in
which we conduct our business."  
TransCanada's 2013 CSR Report is structured around 10 material areas
of focus: financial performance; ethical conduct; access to new
markets; developing our people; health and safety; ensuring our
assets are safe and reliable; protecting our communities; Aboriginal,
Native American and Indigenous peoples; responsible stakeholder
relations; and commitment to protecting the environment.  
"What you'll see in our CSR reporting going forward is far more
detail than you've seen in the past. There's a heightened awareness
and concern about what we do. There's also a recognition that what we
do is important and essential to people," says Girling. "So it's
crucial that we communicate in a transparent and comprehensive way so
stakeholders understand what we're doing and that we're working hard
to continue to meet the dynamic and changing needs in every community
where we operate."  
Highlights of the TransCanada 2013 CSR Report include: 


 
 
--  Responsible Stakeholder Relations: In 2013, TransCanada directed more
    than $12.7 million to more than 1,600 non-profit organizations across
    North America. 
 
--  Commitment to Protecting the Environment: In 2013, TransCanada's score
    on the Carbon Disclosure Leadership Index rose to 91, from the previous
    year's 83, ranking in the top 10 among 200 of Canada's largest
    companies. 
 
--  Ensuring our Assets are Safe and Reliable: In 2013 we invested over $22
    million in research and development projects focused on the safety and
    reliability of our assets. 
 
--  Aboriginal, Native American and Indigenous Peoples: $66.5 million was
    spent on Aboriginal businesses or their joint venture partners in 2013
    for goods, contract services and employment on TransCanada projects and
    operations. 
 
--  Access to New Markets: TransCanada announced $19 billion in new projects
    in 2013 for future development. Among those new projects are Energy
    East, Prince Rupert Gas Transmission Project, North Montney Mainline
    Project, and the Heartland Pipeline and TC Terminals projects. We
    acquired the first four of nine solar generation facilities in Ontario,
    with a combined capacity of 86 megawatts. We expect four solar
    facilities to come online in fourth quarter 2014, with the acquisition
    of the ninth and final facility expected to close in mid-2015, further
    expanding our renewable energy portfolio. 

The online 2013 CSR Report was designed to accommodate unique interests
in TransCanada's CSR program and also allow for varied digital
viewing platforms and encourage sharing through varied social
applications. The new website, csrreport.transcanada.com allows users
to explore content in each of the key material issue areas and by
general topics on computers and mobile devices such as smart phones
and tablets. Users can easily choose to download or print the entire
2013 CSR Report or specific sections of the report, making the report
environmentally responsible. 
With more than 60 years' experience, TransCanada is a leader in the
responsible development and reliable operation of North American
energy infrastructure including natural gas and oil pipelines, power
generation and gas storage facilities. TransCanada operates a network
of natural gas pipelines that extends more than 68,500 kilometres
(42,500 miles), tapping into virtually all major gas supply basins in
North America. TransCanada is one of the continent's largest
providers of gas storage and related services with more than 400
billion cubic feet of storage capacity. A growing independent power
producer, TransCanada owns or has interests in over 11,800 megawatts
of power generation in Canada and the United States. TransCanada is
developing one of North America's largest oil delivery systems.
TransCanada's common shares trade on the Toronto and New York stock
exchanges under the symbol TRP. For more information visit:
www.transcanada.com or check us out on Twitter @TransCanada or
http://blog.transcanada.com. 
Contacts:
TransCanada Media Enquiries:
Shawn Howard / Davis Sheremata
403.920.7859 or 800.608.7859 
TransCanada Investor & Analyst Enquiries:
David Moneta / Lee Evans
403.920.7911 or 800.361.6522
 
 
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