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Meet the Community Affairs Team

The Nicor Gas Community Affairs team members serve as liaisons between the company and leaders in more than 650 communities throughout our service territory that spans approximately 17,000 square miles over the northern third of the state of Illinois.

Investing in Illinois

The improvements we are making to our infrastructure through Investing in Illinois will allow us to continue to deliver natural gas safely and reliably to our customers.

Economic Development

At Nicor Gas, we don’t just think about this underground pipeline – we design, install, operate and maintain more than 34,000 miles of pipeline infrastructure across northern Illinois. 

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Supplier Diversity

Nicor Gas does business with many contractors and suppliers. We are committed to developing relationships with and increasing opportunities for diverse suppliers that provide quality, competitive prices and services for all of its subsidiaries.

Our Supplier Diversity program is based upon four foundational principles: Advocacy, Development, Procurement and Reporting. We are committed to advocating both internally and externally the use of diverse suppliers, developing them through mentoring, education and training opportunities, procuring goods and services through a diverse network of business partners, and reporting our progress through internal and external mechanisms to ensure our accountability is measured. Together, these principles set the foundation for our success.

We are committed to doing business with a diverse group of qualified companies that reflect our customer base and the areas we serve. If you are a diverse supplier and would like more information on becoming a business partner with us, click here.

Nicor Gas is a proud member of Illinois Utilities Business Diversity Council. The council was formed in June 2015 and was created to grow business opportunities for diverse suppliers through closer collaboration, technical development and sharing of best practices.

Environmental Partnerships

Nicor Gas has a number of programs and partnerships that support our environmental commitment, including Prairie Restoration, Reducing Waste, Clean-Burning Alternative Fuel Vehicles, and Partners for a Cleaner Environment.

Educational Partnerships

Nicor Gas is a strong supporter of STEM-focused (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) education and job training. 

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Reducing Waste

At Nicor Gas, we have company-wide initiatives that promote recycling, waste prevention and the use of remanufactured products that reduce the amount of waste going to local landfills.

  • We are recycling electronic waste (or "e-waste") such as personal computers, monitors, printers and cellular phones. E-waste has raised concerns because many components of such equipment are considered toxic and are not biodegradable. Typically, recycling electronics involves dismantling the equipment and separating the various components (metal frames, power supplies, circuit boards, plastics, etc.). The components are then recycled; nothing goes to a landfill. 

We also have programs in place to recycle used motor oil, scrap metal and fluorescent light bulbs – even carpeting.

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