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Excellence in Reporting

Suncor has adopted the practice of voluntarily reporting to stakeholders on our environmental and social performance, above and beyond regulatory requirements. In addition to our Report on Sustainability and regular updates on our website, we've published an annual climate change report for more than 10 years, documenting the levels of greenhouse gas emissions (GHGs) in all our operations, and our efforts to manage GHGs. This year, our climate change report is incorporated into our Report on Sustainability.

Our efforts have been recognized by both the environmental and investment communities:

  • The Jantzi Social Index, an independent investment research firm that evaluates and monitors the social and environmental performance of approximately 300 companies and income trusts, has consistently recognized Suncor for its performance. 


  • Suncor is also listed on the FTSE4Good Index, a global benchmarking tool used by investors and researchers to measure the performance of environmentally and socially responsible companies.


  • Suncor has been named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for ten consecutive years. The DJSI tracks the financial performance of leading sustainability-driven companies worldwide, based on economic, social and environmental criteria. Although no longer listed on the DJSI World Index, the company remains a member of the DJSI North American Index. 


  • Ceres, a coalition of investors, environmental organizations and public interest groups, awarded a special commendation for Suncor's 2007 Climate Change report.


  • Stratos Inc., one of Canada's leading sustainability consultancies, ranked Suncor first among seven companies in their 2008 Best Practices in Canadian Corporate Sustainability Reporting.


  • Suncor is also a member company of the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP), an independent not-for-profit organization that records corporate climate change information. Suncor has reported to the CDP since 2004, using it as an opportunity to analyze our greenhouse gas emissions and energy use in a more structured manner and benchmark against a peer group. Measuring and reporting our emissions is part of our seven point action plan on climate change. The CDP also provides visibility and accountability to stakeholders.

  Carbon Disclosure Project

Other awards

In addition to reporting awards, Suncor has garnered attention for excellence in other areas. Recognition includes:

  • Top 50 Responsible Corporation — In June 2009, Suncor was named to the Jantzi/Maclean's list of the 50 Most Responsible Corporations in Canada. This listing recognizes leading environmental, social and governance practices of Canada's most prominent corporations.
  • Top 100 employer — In October, 2008, Suncor was selected as one of Canada's Top 100 Employers in Mediacorp Canada Inc.'s annual competition recognizing employers that are industry leaders in attracting and retaining employees.
  • Top 25 Diversity Employer — Suncor was among 25 Canadian companies to be recognized on the inaugural list of Canada's Best Diversity Employers in April 2008. Our efforts to attract more women to management roles in the oil and gas industry, our establishment of an Aboriginal affairs department and our cultural diversity training for employees were highlighted. The award was launched to recognize companies and organizations that lead the nation in creating diverse and inclusive workplaces.
  • Business and Community Partnership Awards — Suncor and the Alberta Conservation Association (ACA) were recognized in February 2008 by Imagine Canada for our conservation offset initiative in the boreal forest. Suncor's support of the initiative led to 1,750 acres of ecologically significant boreal forest being secured for conservation by the ACA. The partnership awards highlight innovative collaborations between leading businesses and their non-profit partners.
  • Most Respected Corporation — Suncor was selected in June 2007 as one of the Most Respected Corporations in Alberta by Alberta Venture magazine. We were one of three finalists named in the energy sector, based on rankings in corporate performance, culture of innovation, focus on customer relationships, human resources practices, environmental stewardship and community involvement.
  • President's Award — Suncor Energy's Journey to Zero safety initiative was recognized by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP) in May 2007 with a President's Award. This and other CAPP Stewards of Excellence awards foster improvements in environmental, health, safety and social performance by recognizing outstanding efforts by member companies. Journey to Zero's aim is to embed a safety culture into every aspect of Suncor's business.
  • Global List of Corporations — In March 2007, Suncor was named to Fortune magazine's global list of ten corporations that go beyond what is required to operate in an environmentally responsible way. Suncor's environmental and greenhouse gas management programs, its investigation of carbon capture technologies and its water management plans for a planned third upgrader were highlighted in the listing.
  • Canadian Corporate Social Responsibility ranking — Suncor tied for first place in the Globe and Mail Report on Business magazine's fourth annual Canadian corporate social responsibility ranking. The magazine gave Suncor an A- grade for its sustainability efforts, highlighting the company's leadership in renewable energy development, its strong Aboriginal relations programs and sustainability reporting efforts.
  • Sustainability Award — In August 2007, Suncor received a sustainability award from the Mining Association of Canada for high standards of performance in community engagement and communication.
  • Outstanding Business Achievement Award — Suncor was recognized by the Ontario Chamber of Commerce in October 2007 with an Outstanding Business Achievement Award. The award acknowledges Suncor's commitment to providing sustainable energy options for Ontario, including the development of one of Canada's largest ethanol production facilities, upgrades to its Sarnia refinery and Sunoco retail sites, and creation of wind projects in the province.
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