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The National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)

Canada Current 1999

The NPRI is legislated, publicly accessible inventory of pollutant releases to air, water and land, as well as disposals and transfers for recycling. Reporting to the NPRI is mandatory under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999. Reports are due every year by June 1.

Issuer name

Ministry of Environment and Climate Change

Government ministry


More information

Reporting to the NPRI is mandatory. Owners or operators of facilities that meet the NPRI reporting requirements published in the Canada Gazette, Part I are required to report to the NPRI. Failure to comply is an offense under the act.

Organizations covered by the instrument

All Companies

Target organization notes

1. Do any of the following activities take place at my facility? (waste/sewage sludge incineration, Wood preservation, fuel terminal operations, municipal wastewater collection and/or treatment, pit or quarry operations, operation of stationary combustion equipment) 2. Do employees or contractors work more than 20,000 hours annually? 3. Does my facility manufacture, process, or otherwise use or release one or more of the NPRI listed substances and is the quantity above the threshold for that substance?

Industry scope

All/none specified

Disclosure venue

Data disclosure

ESG coverage - E (Environment)

Waste & Hazardous Substances, Pollution






North America

Date of publication


Issuer type

Governments (governmental department, agency)

Reporting requirements

Other e.g. action plan, strategy, programme, voluntary initiative

Mandatory or voluntary


The geographical scope


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