We believe better is possible in everything we do, and we’re proving it every day.
Our Heartland +Impact Report explores the economic benefits, deliberate sustainability initiatives and social/community opportunities delivered to date by our Heartland Petrochemical Complex (HPC). It demonstrates how we are using our resources in new and smarter ways to produce a product that is fully recyclable and in growing demand. Along the way, we’re creating good jobs and driving local benefits, demonstrating our commitment to reducing waste and increasing sustainability, and helping communities grow and thrive through a renewal of economic investment.
Our story is only just beginning, and we are committed to frequent updates with our stakeholders. Read our report to learn more.
Building our future starts here
Heartland Polymers signals a bold and bright new era for ‘Made in Canada’ economic diversification, deliberate sustainability and responsible resource development. When HPC becomes fully operational, it will be North America’s first integrated propane dehydrogenation and polypropylene production facility and will help meet growing global demand for PP – demand that is only expected to increase. Learn more about Heartland here.
Did You Know?
Heartland will produce polypropylene that is projected to have a GHG emissions footprint 65 percent lower than the global average and 35 percent lower compared to average North American PP facilities, according to an IHS Markit report commissioned by Inter Pipeline.
The Benefits of a Circular Economy
Heartland represents the philosophy of circular economy in action, a model of production and consumption that places sustainability at its centre. Throughout the report we demonstrate how we are using our resources in new and smarter ways to produce a product that is fully recyclable and in growing demand. Along the way, we’re creating good jobs and driving local benefits, demonstrating our commitment to reducing waste and increasing sustainability, and helping communities grow and thrive through a renewal of economic investment. We believe better is possible in everything we do, and we’re proving it every day.
Sustainability requires more than words. Industry leadership requires vision that leads to action with measurable results. Our customers, investors and community stakeholders expect transparency and performance that continues to demonstrate our commitment to increased sustainability in all of our activities and operations. That’s why our approach to environmental sustainability is deliberate and holistic – in fact, “believing better is possible” was at the very heart of the Heartland idea before any plans were put on paper or ground was broken.
Sustainability is one of the most important things to us when we bring a project like this forward. Sustainability needs to be considered at every turn, through the business model, through the design, how we build the facility, how we commission it and how we run it.Tim Ogryzlo, Director of Engineering - Heartland Petrochemical Complex, Inter Pipeline
People and Local Communities
People and local communities are the very heart of our story. Without them, there is no Heartland story to tell.
More than $2.8 million and 1,700 hours have been provided to local communities over five years, with employees involved in decision making through a local community investment committee. Our team is always thinking of new and innovative ways to give back to the local groups that support families, friends and neighbours – but the Heartland story is only just beginning.
Some key partnerships include:
Kids Kottage is Edmonton and area’s only crisis prevention and intervention shelter for infants and children. Our commitment of over $670,000 over eight years (2018-2025) will help Kids Kottage continue its Community Navigator program ($50,000 per year) and provide additional funding for the 24-hour Crisis Line, food and building renovations.
e4c Café and Takeaway
The e4c Café and Takeaway has been an Inter Pipeline iCare Legacy charity since 2016 and is located within the Edmonton City Hall complex, supporting vulnerable youth who are at risk to learn essential life skills. Inter Pipeline has committed over $650,000 over eight years (2015-2022).
Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society
Since 2018 our team has partnered with the Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society to host various Play Mobs throughout the community with the support of the e4c Hallway Café catering and collaboration with Volleyball Canada and Alberta Junior Hockey League. Play Mobs were held throughout summer months as spontaneous gatherings for families to come together and share a meal at a local park. Fort Saskatchewan Families First Society serves families through early childhood development, parenting programs and family support.
In 2019 and 2020 our HPC food bank challenge raised over 25,000 lbs of food for the Fort Saskatchewan Food Bank through friendly competition between facilities and also ‘adopted’ 13 families for Christmas giving campaigns.
Heartland Polymers is an exciting new move into the future of the recyclable plastics industry.
It’s also North America’s first integrated PDH/PP manufacturing facility. With the capacity to produce an abundant supply of polypropylene, Heartland Polymers brings advanced manufacturing opportunities to Alberta, and the whole country. It also enhances long-term share value and represents a big step forward for the growth and success of Inter Pipeline.
Heartland delivers the newest technology, industry leading sustainability, consistent quality and supply, and a fresh new energy.
This report is dedicated to the people who helped build the Heartland Petrochemical Complex through the challenges of a global pandemic – your passion and integrity form the very foundation of this monumental project.
Inter Pipeline prioritizes the safety and protection of the environment for our employees, customers, shareholders and the communities in which we operate.
HPC Video Gallery
View our video gallery to learn more about our business, our people and our commitments.
Plastics Research in Action
Our ten-year agreement with the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology will uncover new ways to reuse and recycle plastic in Canada.