Can we raise the bar on environmental performance?
Can we be leaders in innovation?
Can we help make communities stronger, resilient and sustainable?
Can we help sustain our quality of life and build our future?
Can we be concerned about the environment and work for an energy company?
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Energy development has an impact, but with a planned approach, we can preserve a healthy environment for generations to come
The Winagami Lake Project began as a pilot initiated by Suncor and the Alberta Conservation Association. The goal was to purchase land for conservation in the boreal forest to offset habitat affected by oil sands operations. Now thousands of acres of boreal forest surrounding the lake are protected.
The success of this pilot project led to further work with the Alberta Conservation Association, conserving more of Alberta's boreal forest.
2013 marks the 10th anniversary of the Suncor Energy Foundation and Alberta Conservation Association partnership. To date, 5,777 acres have been conserved in select areas across northern Alberta.
Since Suncor opened Canada's first oil sands mine in 1967, our oil sands operations have disturbed approximately 21,303 hectares of land. As of the end of 2012, we reclaimed* approximately 1,542 hectares, or about 7% of the total land disturbed.
Our TRO™ process allows us to reclaim land more quickly - by up to two decades - compared to current methods. The TRO™ process involves converting fluid tailings - leftover material produced through the oil sands extraction process - into solid landscapes at a faster rate.
We believe TRO™ allows us to meet new regulatory requirements and, just as importantly, the changing expectations of our stakeholders.
In the next 20 years, the global demand for energy is expected to grow by more than one-third*. Meeting this demand means we must find ways to continue to raise the bar on our environmental performance.
Come and see how our breakthroughs in technology are improving environmental performance as we take on the defining questions around energy in the world we share.
* International Energy Agency, World Energy Outlook, 2012
Technology advancements at Suncor are helping industry overcome significant challenges
Advancements in technology can transform an industry, improving performance, managing greenhouse gas emissions and minimizing environmental impacts.
At Suncor, we focus on developing technologies that will make a difference. For us, innovation is about more than solving problems, it’s about realizing possibilities.
Technology and innovation lead us to a better way of doing things.
“This technology is a game-changer for the oil sands industry.”
“A lot of people said it couldn't be done.”
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Our early investments in technology helped unlock the potential of the oil sands. Today, technology development remains fundamental to how we do business.
Suncor pioneered oil sands development. Our early investments in technology helped unlock the potential of the oil sands by improving reliability and enhancing productivity while reducing our environmental footprint.
We all play a vital role in helping build sustainable, resilient communities
We believe supporting Aboriginal businesses builds healthier Aboriginal communities. Mikisew Industrial Supply, owned and operated by Mikisew Cree First Nation, partnered with Suncor to learn about business planning. The company has since grown and now supplies other companies with safety products.
Suncor also works with academics and community agencies to bring together different perspectives and build thriving communities. We contribute to the future of northern Alberta communities through the Social Prosperity Wood Buffalo initiative.
Over the past 10 years, Suncor Energy has invested more than $2 billion with Aboriginal businesses like Mikisew Industrial Supply.
The world is changing. Society is changing. Business is changing.
That's why we invest our resources in working with our community partners to find new ways to address complex social challenges.
We all want to live and work in sustainable, resilient communities. Come and see how we're supporting small communities, big cities and our country as we help define the world we share.
Canada's economy depends on successful businesses to thrive and grow
Creating job opportunities helps our economy, and quality of life, and sometimes people need training to have a career in the energy industry.
The Suncor Energy Foundation supports Women Building Futures, an organization in Edmonton, Alta., which supports unemployed and underemployed women through an intense pre-trades program. This program equips women for a career in a construction-related trade.
At Lambton College in Sarnia, Ont., Suncor supported the development of a centre promoting sustainable development through innovation and education.
The energy industry accounts for 550,000 jobs across Canada through direct and indirect employment.
The energy industry provideseconomic benefits reaching far beyond Alberta and Canada. The map below shows where Suncor purchased goods and services in 2012.
We all have a stake in shaping our future. Come and see how Suncor is contributing to sustaining our quality of life today and for generations to come.
Suncor's people bring their passion for the environment to work every day
The energy industry employs some of the most passionate and environmentally conscious people around. Many find it a place to make a difference and believe their values are reflected in those of their employer.
At Suncor, people bring their passion to work every day.
Suncor employs more than 14,000 people.
Suncor is a place where talented people thrive. We have great opportunities for everyone - from new graduates all the way to seasoned professionals.
People are the key to our success. Our vision to be trusted stewards of valuable natural resources depends on the commitment, development and performance of our engaged and highly skilled workforce