Environmental Performance Agreements Explained

An Environmental Performance Agreement is an agreement negotiated among parties to achieve specified environmental results. Environment Canada may negotiate a performance agreement with a single company, multiple companies or one or more industry associations. Other government agencies (federal, provincial, territorial or municipal) and third parties (non-government organizations) may also be parties to such agreements.

The following tools are available to further explain what an Environmental Performance Agreement is, how they are designed and when they are used.

Policy Framework

The policy framework describes performance agreements, stipulates principles and core design criteria for agreements, sets out Environment Canada's role in support of the policy and identifies the circumstances in which Environment Canada will consider entering into these agreements

Fact Sheet

Design Features

An overview of the main features and design of the environmental performance agreements that have been negotiated and signed to date.

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