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Contractor Environmental Guidelines

Contractor Environmental Guidelines

The City of Saskatoon (City) is committed to becoming an environmentally sustainable community. Environmental Policy (C02-036) indicates that environmentally responsible behaviour is encouraged and expected from all employees and contractors working at civic facilities and grounds. These expectations include the following: 

  • Compliance with applicable environmental regulation 
  • Responsible use of resources and pollution prevention 
  • Continuous improvement of environmental protection 

The purpose of the Contractor Environmental Guidelines (Guidelines) is to inform contractors of the expected standard for environmental protection for City contracts. The Guidelines focus primarily on the regulatory requirements and accepted industry best management practices (BMPs) applicable throughout all stages of a project. 

Contractor Environmental Guidelines

The environmental performance of contractors is critical to help the community meet commitments that protect the environment and comply with laws and regulations to make Saskatoon more sustainable​. The Guidelines include input from various City departments and review committees.  View the Contractor Environmental Guidelines. The Guidelines define the City’s expectations for protecting Saskatoon's environment in the following categories: 

  • Contractor Responsibilities 
  • Resource Conservation 
  • Litter and Waste 
  • Recycling and Reuse 
  • Surface and Groundwater 
  • Fill Management 
  • Dust Management 
  • Noise Control  
  • Erosion and Sedimentation Prevention 
  • Spill Management 
  • Discovery Management 
  • Environmentally Sensitive Lands 
  • Site Clearing 
  • Environmental Management Plan & Additional Requirements  

Environmental Management Plan - Quick Reference Guide

Contractors may be required to submit an Environmental Management Plan (EMP) prior to starting work. 

What is an EMP?  

An EMP is a project-specific plan with written procedures to identify and mitigate potential environmental impacts of a construction project. It also demonstrates how a contractor intends to comply with all applicable legislation, regulations and approvals during their project. 

The purpose of the Quick Reference Guide is to assist contractors in developing an EMP.  View the EMP Quick Reference Guide.