Environmental Excellence Plan
Environmental excellence is one of the key drivers of the Suncor Operational Excellence Strategy. In concert with the four environmental performance goals publicly released in 2009, Suncor continues to implement an Environmental Excellence Plan (EEP). EEP is a business planning process that aligns environmental initiatives to the corporate goals with the aim of accelerating the company's environmental performance over time.
The EEP process involves collaboration between a corporate environmental excellence team, the business units, and internal leadership teams to enable the development and implementation of environmental initiatives across the company.
Enacted annually, the EEP is an integral part of the business planning cycle reinforcing the principle of integrated environmental progress and business performance that underpins Suncor's environmental sustainability strategy.
In 2012, the focus of EEP was to continue developing and executing robust plans which steward toward the environmental performance goals. In addition, work is underway to begin defining the next round of sustainability goals. This work will continue throughout 2013 and 2014.
Environmental Excellence Fund
The Environmental Excellence Fund provides financial assistance for the initial scoping studies of environmentally based projects and initiatives. The fund can be directly accessed by any business unit.
In 2012, projects accessing the Environmental Excellence Fund focused on energy efficiency opportunities in:
- Oil Sands
- In Situ
- Exploration & Production (E&P)
- Oil Sands Ventures (OSV)
Funding priorities in 2013 include the scoping of air emissions reduction and energy efficiency improvement projects.