Spills and releases
Suncor actively manages spills, which can include such things as crude oil, refined products, produced salt water and chemicals.
Spill events are recorded and thoroughly investigated. Root cause is determined and remedial actions are implemented to minimize risk and the chance of recurrence. We recognize that spills of any substance that may impact the environment should be treated with a consistent focus.
Spill reporting and emergency response plans
At Suncor, there are systems in place to inspect and audit facilities that are used to produce and store oil and other products. We have emergency response plans at all our locations, including:
- upstream and offshore facilities
- refineries and other downstream operations
- distribution terminals
- our network of service stations
Read more about offshore drilling and production safety
In addition to our own internal response capability, we are a participating member in a number of response organizations, including:
We have a strong culture of reporting loss events; however, growth and the increasing complexity of our operations mean that we must continue to improve reporting practices, strengthen mitigation efforts and reduce the number and volume of spills.