This report has been prepared based on the G3.1 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and Oil & Gas Sector Supplement (O&GSS) of the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI). It represents a balanced and reasonable presentation of our company's social, environmental and economic performance.
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Suncor measures progress by monitoring selected performance indicators. These indicators provide insight on the environmental, economic and social impacts and benefits of Suncor's business and are used to continuously improve performance.
Our 2013 Report on Sustainability includes social and environmental data from the 2012 reporting year and marks the third year-to-year comparison since the company merged with Petro-Canada in 2009. Economic performance indicators that align with Suncor’s 2012 annual report (PDF, 139 pp., 776 KB) are reported in a consistent manner.
The performance data section contains:
- consolidated Suncor-wide performance indicators
- indicators for each operating business unit
The business unit structure changes, implemented in 2011 and 2012, are reflected accordingly in this year’s Report on Sustainability. Specific details regarding the business unit structure and explanations on re-statements or changes to historical data are included in the introductory statements in each performance indicator section. Reporting is on operated assets only. These include:
- Suncor-wide (roll up of all data where relevant and applicable)
- Oil Sands (includes the oil sands mining and upgrading facility but does not include Syncrude)
- In Situ (includes Firebag and MacKay River)
- Exploration & Production (includes North America Onshore [formerly Natural Gas], and International & Offshore)
- Refining & Marketing (facilities include the Montreal, Edmonton, Commerce City and Sarnia refineries, as well as the Mississauga lubricants plant)
- Renewable Energy (includes the St. Clair ethanol plant and wind energy)
- Major Projects
Suncor is part of several joint ventures in our Refining & Marketing business unit, including the Sun-Canadian Pipeline Company Limited, UPI Energy LP, Pioneer Petroleum, TransNorthern Pipeline, Portland-Montreal Pipeline, APPL, Sun Petrochemicals, ParaChem Chemicals L.P. (ParaChem), and with numerous terminal sites.
As Suncor has control and significant impact over the Sun-Canadian Pipeline Company Limited, all performance indicators for this entity are included in the Refining & Marketing performance data section of this report.
View Refining & Marketing performance indicators
Suncor holds a 51% interest in ParaChem, which owns and operates a petrochemicals plant located adjacent to the Montreal refinery. Suncor does not exercise control or significant influence over this wholly independent operation, despite the majority ownership position. This investment is not deemed to pose a significant risk to Suncor’s sustainability performance, and thus is also not included in the performance indicators.
Suncor is also a part of several joint ventures in our Exploration & Production business unit in Syria, Libya, the east coast of Newfoundland and the North Sea.
- White Rose
- Terra Nova
- Buzzard offshore projects
- facilities in Syria and Libya
As Suncor is the operator and has significant impact over the Terra Nova platform, off the east coast of Newfoundland, all environmental performance indicators are included in the International & Offshore section of this report.
View the International & Offshore performance indicators
Suncor does not have control over the other joint ventures; however, it can be considered to have significant influence due to board voting rights. These joint ventures are not deemed to pose significant risk to Suncor's sustainability performance and thus are not included in the performance indicators.