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Tennessee Valley Authority

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TVA Mission

Serving the Valley Through Energy, Environment, and Economic Development.

 


As a regional development agency and the nation’s largest public power provider, TVA is committed to protecting the environmental resources of the Tennessee Valley. We continually improve the environmental performance of our operations. We balance sustainable development of the Valley’s natural resources with supplying reliable, affordable power. We sustain the Valley’s resources for future generations through leadership in clean energy innovation and environmental management.

Environmental Principles

TVA adopts the following business principles in support of our environmental policy:

Management Commitment

  • Integrate responsible environmental practices into business operations by establishing goals, measuring progress, and reporting performance through a comprehensive environmental management system.
  • Factor environmental considerations into business decisions.
  • Train TVA employees on their environmental responsibilities, expect them to use effective environmental processes, and hold them accountable for their performance.

Environmental Compliance

  • Comply with environmental laws and regulations.
  • Assess the effects of TVA operations on the environment.
  • Operate with a goal of continuous improvement.

Environmental Protection and Stewardship

  • Manage the competing demands on the river system and Valley resources by optimizing their value to diverse stakeholder interests.
  • Practice responsible environmental stewardship of the Valley’s natural resources.
  • Encourage our customers, suppliers, and partners to do the same.

Pollution Prevention and Control

  • Minimize the effects of our operations on the environment through a combination of:
    • Demand-side management
    • Source reduction
    • Recycling and reuse, and
    • Pollution control.

 

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