Suncor continues to voluntarily report 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, Suncor has 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. As in previous years, our climate change report is incorporated into our Report on Sustainability.
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We continue to be 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 14 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.
The Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants has given Suncor's Report on Sustainability its Award of Excellence in sustainability reporting for the past four years (2009 — 2012).
Suncor is also a member company of the 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. Suncor has been named a top reporter by the CDP in many years and most recently for its 2012 data submission.
In addition to reporting awards, Suncor has garnered attention for excellence in other areas. Recognition includes:
The spring 2013 issue of Corporate Knights magazine lists Suncor at number 81 in its rankings of the world's 100 most sustainability-focused companies. The Global 100 highlights the global corporations that have been most proactive in managing environmental, social and governance issues.
Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
Suncor was recognized for its exemplary social performance at CAPP's 2013 Responsible Canadian Energy Awards. The award-winning David Thompson Corridor Visitor Services Program is a five-year partnership between Suncor and Alberta Parks.
The company was also honored by CAPP at its Responsible Canadian Energy Awards in:
- 2012 — Health and Safety Award for the Leading by Metrics program aimed at minimizing risk of injury on the front line.
- 2010 — President's Award acknowledged two initiatives: the company's TROTM tailings management process and work to complete surface reclamation of its first tailings pond.
- 2007 — President's Award for Suncor's Journey to Zero program which embedded our safety culture into every aspect of the business.
Watch the 2013 Social Performance Award
Top 100 Employer
From 2007 to 2009 and in 2013, 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 10 Best Companies to Work For
In 2013 Suncor was selected by the Financial Post as one of Canada's 10 best companies to work for.
Best 50 Corporate Citizens
Suncor was ranked among the best 50 corporate citizens in Canada by Corporate Knights magazine in 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013. The ranking is based on company performance against environmental, social and governance indicators.
Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations
In June 2010, 2011 and 2012 Suncor was named to the Maclean's/Jantzi-Sustainalytics list of the Top 50 Socially Responsible Corporations in Canada. This listing recognizes leading environmental, social and governance practices of Canada's most prominent corporations.
Suncor won the 2011 Emerald Challenge Award (Alberta's Oil Sands) for its TROTM tailings management process. The award recognized environmental excellence and leadership related to activities in the province's oil sands.
Investor Relations Magazine Canada Awards
In 2010 and 2011, Suncor was recognized among Canadian companies for best practice in corporate social responsibility.
Suncor captured a 2010 ASTech award for its TROTM tailings management process. The award honours outstanding achievement in environmental technology and innovation.
Alberta Chamber of Resources
Suncor won the 2010 Major Reclamation Award, which recognizes the importance of long-term corporate commitment to reclamation through innovation and improved reclamation techniques.
Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games recognition
In January 2010, Suncor was recognized for two programs that contributed to the sustainability and lasting legacy of the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games. The company received the Games' Sustainability Star award for the Petro-Canada 2010 Legacy Pole (a totem pole that graced the Four Host First Nation Aboriginal Pavilion in Vancouver throughout the Games) and for "It's the Real Deal," the Petro-Canada Paralympic Schools Program.
Mining Association of Canada
Suncor received a 2009 Towards Sustainable Mining Award for demonstrating excellence in corporate social responsibility.
Covalence Ethical Ranking
Suncor was named the oil and gas sector leader in the Covalence Ethical Rankings 2009 released in January 2010. Covalence ethical quotation system is a reputation index based on quantifying qualitative data, which is classified according to 45 criteria such as labour standards, waste management, product social utility or human rights policy. It is a barometer of how multinationals are perceived in the ethical field.
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. In 2013, Suncor and ACA will celebrate the 10-year anniversary of this program.