The Right of Way Stewardship Council (ROWSC) is a leader in promoting sustainable resource management principles and practices on North America’s electric transmission and pipeline corridors. The ROWSC is unique, offering utilities the only accreditation program with established standards for responsible right-of-way (ROW) vegetation management.
Through accreditation, utilities realize direct and indirect benefits through a systems approach to integrated vegetation management (IVM) and best management practices (BMPs). In addition to maintaining power system reliability and ROW security, safety, and access, accredited utilities demonstrate their commitment to environmental stewardship, environmental, social, and governance (ESG) standards, and the communities they serve.
The ROWSC was established in 2013 as a program within Dovetail Partners, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit environmental think tank serving as program administrator. The organizational structure of the ROWSC includes diverse volunteer representatives from non-governmental environmental organizations, academia, the utility vegetation management industry, utilities, government, and the public at large.Read More
Renewing the utility industry’s commitment to integrated vegetation management (IVM) and best management practices (BMPs) to maintain power system reliability and improve relations with state and federal agencies, and stakeholder groups.
Accreditation that provides a standard of excellence for environmental stewardship and the opportunity for utility companies to demonstrate their commitment to ensure better and broader understanding of the societal benefits of IVM.
Recognizing excellence in the practice of IVM on the North American electric power grid, ensuring safety, security, access, and regulatory compliance in an environmentally beneficial, cost-effective manner.
The accreditation provides standards of excellence for environmental stewardship and presents the opportunity for companies to demonstrate their commitment to such standards. Third-party recognition ensures an independent, proven process to convey credibility and bring recognition to IVM programs.know More
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