Sustainability

Safety & Operational Excellence

Since 1972, ITC has and will always keep the Safety of our associates, contractors, and the community at the core of our business. We extend this same professional safety philosophy to our customers, their products, and the services we provide.

ESG Policy Statement

At ITC, we understand the impact that our actions can have on the environment and our surrounding communities. As one of the largest bulk liquid terminal operators in the region, sustainability and compliance are vital to our operations as we strive to provide safe, efficient, and environmentally responsible energy storage and transfer services. Our core values of Safety, Honesty, Integrity, Dedication and Respect serve as our foundation and guide us in our interactions with our associates, customers, and stakeholders and enable our efforts towards our environmental, social, and governance (ESG) commitments.

We are committed to the following ESG framework that creates sustainable operations through environmental stewardship, social progress, and integrity:

Environmental: Taking Care of our Shared World.

  • We are dedicated to environmental compliance and safe, responsible operations which safeguard all of our stakeholders and the community while protecting the environment and delivering a superior service to our customers.
  • Our facilities are built to meet or exceed governing environmental standards. We strive to leverage evolving technology and industry partnerships to further engage in responsible management of the products we handle and to implement the use of renewable resources when achievable.
  • We proactively evaluate environmental impacts when making business decisions to help reduce our environmental footprint and identify opportunities to reuse or reduce consumption of natural resources.

Social: Respecting Our Associates and the Communities Where We Live and Work.

  • We believe in increasing the company’s involvement in activities that promote the welfare of our neighboring communities through sponsorship programs, partnerships, and procurement of equipment and materials from qualified, local companies and vendors.
  • We are committed to attracting and retaining diverse and talented associates representative of ITC’s surrounding community.
  • We believe in developing our associates and creating opportunities for growth through mentoring, continuing education, and leadership training.

Governance: Managing Our Business with Integrity.

  • Our commitment to Corporate Governance and fostering a business environment where every ITC associate’s voice is valued and reflected through our internal policies and our Core Values of Safety, Honesty, Integrity, Dedication, and Respect.
  • We adhere to the highest standard of ethics as described in our Ethics and Business Conduct Manual which defines how we engage in business activities both internally with our associates and externally with our customers and stakeholders in our shared world.
  • We embrace transparency and quality control, as demonstrated by our certifications in ISO 9001 and ACC RC 14001 and participation in the associated audits, as well as, through involvement in local emergency planning committees.

 

“ITC is a safe and dedicated partner whose associates are recognized
as proud leaders in customer care and operational excellence.”

  • Community Involvement

    With a great emphasis on protecting the environment, ITC has provided substantial resources to protect and grow the wetlands in Galveston Bay. ITC remains strongly committed to the protection of our environment through its work practices and community involvement.

    ITC participates in the Deer Park, LaPorte, Pasadena and North Channel Local Emergency Planning Committees (LEPCs) and is involved with the local Community Action Committees (CACs) and School Districts. ITC is a member of East Harris County Emergency Management Association (EHCMA) and the Channel Industries Mutual Aid association (CIMA).

  • Responsible Care®

    ITC is proud to participate in the American Chemistry Council Responsible Care® Partnership program. Responsible Care is a voluntary global initiative sponsored by the American Chemistry Council (ACC) that is practiced today by 58 national and regional associations in more than 60 economies around the world, which share a common commitment to advancing the safe and secure management of chemical products and processes. Responsible Care member and partner companies have committed to implement a set of goals and guidelines that go above and beyond federal regulation on health, safety, security, and the environment. Since 1988, ACC’s Responsible Care® initiative has led to the reduction of releases to the environment by more than 71 percent and a safety record that is more than four times safer than the average of the U.S. manufacturing sector.

    Responsible Care companies have invested almost $14 billion to further enhance security at their facilities in the past decade. Responsible Care companies are committed to worker safety. They are nearly five times safer than the average of the U.S. manufacturing sector as a whole, and three times as safe as the business of chemistry overall. These companies have also reduced process safety incidents by 53 percent since 1995 and from 1988 to 2013, have reduced hazardous releases to the air, land and water by more than 75 percent.

    As an ACC partner, ITC has signed off on the Responsible Care ® Guiding Principles and is certified to RC14001®.

    If you have any questions or comments about our facility and programs please feel free to contact us at ITCCares@iterm.com.

  • Risk Management

    ITC has risk management systems in place to identify and evaluate safety, health, environmental, and security hazards and risks associated with the products we store and handle as well as associated activities. The process includes a review of the Safety Data Sheets, identification of potential health and safety concerns, possible environmental effects, security related issues and compliance to applicable local, state, and federal rules and regulations. Our risk management system makes safety, health, environmental protection, and security an integral part of our product storage and handling management system.

  • Security

    ITC is a Maritime Transportation Security Act (MTSA) regulated facility under 33 CFR Part 105. All persons requiring unescorted access to the secured areas of the facility must possess a valid Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC).

    To learn more about the TWIC program, please click on the link below:

    Transportation Worker Indentification Credential Program