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Here are three ways we highlight community in this year’s ROS:
Working together, sometimes with unlikely partners, will help us achieve our aspirational goals. That’s why Suncor and the Suncor Energy Foundation are investing in our energy future. This includes the Energy Futures Lab, an Alberta-based multi-sector collaboration designed to help shape Alberta’s energy future and strengthen its position and reputation as a global energy leader.
While we’ve worked with Aboriginal communities for more than 40 years, we recognize that sometimes our approach has been to ‘do’ or  x things, rather than seek to understand the interests and needs of impacted communities. Our social goal aims to build greater mutual trust and respect with the Aboriginal Peoples of Canada.
“We don’t know exactly what the path forward looks like, but it starts with doing things differently,” says Arlene Strom, vice president, sustainability and communications. “It’s fundamentally grounded in an acknowledgement that we need to change the way we think and act.”
We’ve taken a leadership role through participating in Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) and the Oil Sands Community Alliance. These industry partnerships focus on creating positive change in social and environmental performance areas.
Community comes in many forms. Whether it’s volunteering with co-workers, taking Suncor’s Aboriginal Awareness training, or working alongside industry peers, contributing to strong communities is key to our sustainability work.
Each year in the Report on Sustainability (ROS), we re ect on our performance over the past 12 months and look at the challenges and opportunities that lie ahead on the sustainability front. As Steve Williams notes in the CEO’s message, sustainability extends far beyond technology and environmental performance.
Through SunCares,
we supported more than 635 non-pro t and charitable organizations, totalling more than $1.3 million.
“The way the world views energy development has changed and part of responding to that is through social innovation and collaboration,” says Steve. “Suncor’s recognition of this evolving dynamic is re ected in the strong emphasis we place on sustainability and embedding it throughout our organization.”
Our employees react to the ROS
“I am impressed with how we are moving forward out of our comfort zone and into the solution zone.”
– Jim Conroy, senior advisor, quality.
380 employees have joined Suncor’s Aboriginal Employee Network
since it launched in 2015.
“Amid the downturn, Suncor has maintained its focus on our sustainability goals. Our social goal is a great initiative that ensures continuous collaboration and energy development with Aboriginal Peoples.”
– Rish Gupta, construction interface coordinator, Fort Hills.
Read the full Report on Sustainability at
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