TransCanada Releases 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report

FOR: TransCanada 
JUNE 9, 2014 
TransCanada Releases 2013 Corporate Social Responsibility Report 
CALGARY, ALBERTA--(Marketwired - June 9, 2014) - RETRANSMISSION: TransCanada
Corporation (TSX:TRP)(NYSE:TRP) (TransCanada) has officially released its 2013
Corporate Social Responsibility Report ( 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
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 
--  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 
--  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, 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: or check us out on Twitter
@TransCanada or  
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 
INDUSTRY:  Energy and Utilities - Oil and Gas  
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