For social performance, particularly the work of the Sustainable Communities Working Group, please visit the Sustainable Communities Initiative.
WHO WE ARE The Sustainable Communities Working Group, comprised of staff from companies working collaboratively together, is researching and developing ways of building deep, long-lasting relationships between local communities and industry. With an emphasis on our shared future, we are exploring how sustainable communities learn, grow and thrive over the long term. The Sustainable Communities […]
WHO WE ARE Innovative and sustainable water solutions come from sharing knowledge and best practices, bringing together divergent interests, and encouraging dialogue. Staff from companies work collaboratively in the Water Management Working Group to create a new, collaborative framework for oil sands companies to openly share water and environmental knowledge, research, technologies, and opportunities. STRIVES […]
WHO WE ARE Staff from companies work collaboratively in the Land Stewardship Working Group to develop and initiate projects focused on reducing the footprint of in situ oil sands development and accelerating reclamation activities. We are managing environmental and economic risks in the oil sands by protecting ecological integrity and assuring sustainable landscapes through the […]
The has grown from its early roots, moving to a number of organizations that encourage continued broad industry-wide collaboration.
We’ve come together to serve one common goal: improving the oil sands industry’s responsible development of Alberta’s bitumen resource. vision is to achieve world-class environmental, social and economic performance in developing Canada’s oil sands resource. Together, we’ll build innovative solutions to our mutual challenges.
"There are currently challenges with the oil sands resource and is dealing directly with both the environmental and the social challenges to really ensure that in extracting energy and providing it to the world, we are at the same time making the world a better place."
John LeGrow, ConocoPhillips Canada
For, collaboration is about inclusiveness, with and oil sands companies, and with research institutes and universities throughout the world. We seek solutions. And we’re using a number of different approaches to encourage out-of-the-box thinking, and access new and innovative ideas from diverse companies and individuals throughout the world.
is a collaborative network of companies operating in the Canadian oil sands. Each company develops its assets individually, but works collaboratively to achieve significant improvements in key performance areas: environmental sustainability, social well-being and economic viability. To formalize this approach, in April 2010 ConocoPhillips Canada, Nexen Inc., Statoil Canada, Suncor Energy Inc. and Total E&P Canada Ltd. signed the Charter, agreeing to work collaboratively on non-competitive issues, and share research and best practices. Shell Canada joined in 2011.
The initiative is founded on a common understanding among members of the need to work together to meet the challenges of responsible development.
This fall the Sustainable Communities Initiative took a leap forward as members from the LAYC (Fort Chipewyan), OSLI (Oil Sands Leadership Initiative
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