Full-Circle Environmental Stewardship

In the course of our daily work, ITC integrates a sustainable approach to the environment, enabling us to contribute to the well-being of the communities we serve.  This ethic begins in our workplaces and extends to building, operating and maintaining our transmission systems.

Our commitment to environmental sustainability

Environmental Management System:  Our environmental stewardship activities are driven by an ISO-14,001-based environmental management system across our operations.

Our environmental program in action

Stewardship at Work

Our commitment to the environment starts with our employees, who have embraced waste reduction, conservation and habitat projects across ITC. Learn more:

Managing Invasive Species and Promoting Native Vegetation 
ITC Warehouse Rain Gardens


Planning and Constructing Transmission


When planning transmission projects, we include environmental assessments and apply best practices for wetlands, threatened and endangered species and other sensitive habitats. Learn more:

Threatened and Endangered Species Program
Watch a video from the Huron River Watershed Council about the Osprey's Return to the Huron

Operating and Maintaining Transmission

Responsible management of the natural space under and around transmission corridors accomplishes more than the main objective of maintaining safe and reliable electric service: This work results in diverse, stable, natural greenways where grasses, wildflowers and low-growing shrubs thrive. Learn more:

Vegetation Management Field Education
Native Prairie Restoration

Vegetation Management

Vegetation helicopter inspection

Trees and high-voltage power lines are a hazardous combination, so ITC maintains an integrated vegetation management program to protect electric reliability and public safety. Learn more:

ITC’s Vegetation Management brochure
Compatible Plantings
Learn more about our approach to vegetation management


ITC holds 14 environmental certifications from the Wildlife Habitat Council. This internationally-recognized organization showcases conservation efforts by corporations which involve management, employees and the community to conserve and restore wildlife habitats on corporate lands. Learn more: 

Conservation Certifications