We know we don't operate in a vacuum. Suncor is one of many oil sands operators in the Wood Buffalo region of northeast Alberta. And while Suncor works diligently to minimize our own environmental impact, the cumulative impacts of our industry must also be managed responsibly.
That's why Suncor reaches out beyond our plant gates to work with industry partners, governments and other stakeholders.
Lower Athabasca Regional Plan
Suncor provided input to the Government of Alberta on the creation of the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan. The plan, which came into force in September 2012, is the first regional plan under the province’s Land Use Framework. The Land Use Framework was created in 2008 to set environmental management outcomes for the province and guide future land use decisions.
As part of the plan, three frameworks for the region have been developed:
- an air quality management framework
- a groundwater management framework
- a surface water quality management framework
Read more about the Lower Athabasca Regional Plan
Multi-stakeholder working groups
Suncor is also actively involved in several multi-stakeholder organizations that deal with industry's impact on land, air and water. They include:
Industry working groups
Suncor also participates in industry organizations that deal with a broad range of development impacts. The organizations include: