Sustainability

Sustainability

Sustainability

MDU Resources Group manages its business with a long-term view toward sustainable operations, focusing on how economic, environmental and social impacts help us in Building a Strong America®.

We strive to be a sustainable corporation because we know that sustainability factors directly affect long-term business profitability. Thus, sustainability efforts are integrated into our business strategy. This focus strengthens our ability to increase revenues, profitability and competitive advantage.

A sustainable corporation is one that meets the needs of stakeholders while operating in a manner that ensures its future success. To ensure that MDU Resources remains a sustainable corporation, we will:

  • Maintain a healthy, viable, skilled workforce.
  • Maintain adequate financial resources.
  • Ensure asset and operational longevity.
  • Develop and nurture relationships with vital stakeholders.
Learn more about our sustainability efforts in our Sustainability Report.

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Environmental Responsibility

At MDU Resources, we believe we have a responsibility to use natural resources efficiently and minimize the environmental impact of our activities.

We have three primary environmental goals at MDU Resources:

  • Minimize waste and maximize resources.
  • Be a good steward of the environment while providing high-quality and reasonably priced products and services.
  • Comply with or surpass all applicable environmental laws, regulations and permit requirements.

We accomplish these goals through established operational practices and by leading or participating in a number of programs that help ensure a viable environment.

Our corporate policy specifically addresses environmental practices. The Environmental Policy directs that we will operate efficiently to meet the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs.

Our companies strive to meet or surpass laws and regulatory requirements in all operations. We endeavor to minimize environmental disturbances while maximizing resource extraction. We look for practical solutions to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We engage in wildlife protection practices, fuel conservation, work with wildlife regulatory agencies, develop water enhancement practices, ensure water quality protection, control and prevent the spread of noxious weeds, promote noise reduction, and implement programs to develop and enhance public spaces in the communities we serve.