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This 2013 Report on Sustainability outlines Suncor's performance in 2012, and provides a five-year performance trend where possible. All significant data changes in 2009 as compared to 2008 are primarily due to the 2009 merger of Petro-Canada and Suncor Energy Inc.; whereby all data reported is from the combined company facilities for the full 2009 reporting year. Historic data from 2008 is not included from Petro-Canada.

Suncor's 2009 and 2010 data marks the first years where Suncor can compare year over year data since the merger. The 2013 Report on Sustainability includes consolidated social, environmental and economic data.

All 2012 economic figures have been calculated according to the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS). Where indicated with an asterix (*), some 2010 figures have been restated to reflect IFRS in line with Suncor's 2012 annual report (PDF, 139 pp., 776 KB).

The economic data from 2009 and previous years has been calculated using the Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).

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Indicator Unit Footnote GRI indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Production                
Upstream processed volumes and net production million barrels of oil equivalent/year OG1 103.3 160.6 154.8 175.9 176.39

Footnote A:
Since 2009 production includes; Oil Sands, North America Onshore, St. Clair ethanol plant, In Situ and East Coast Canada.Beginning in 2010, production includes:
• Oil Sands,
• North America Onshore,
• In Situ and
• East Coast Canada.
Beginning in 2012 production is reported as net processed/sales volumes.
Inter-company transfers between business units have been removed from the total.

Upstream processed volumes and net production million cubic metres (m3) of oil equivalent/year OG1 16.4 25.5 24.6 28.0 28.04

Footnote A:
Since 2009 production includes; Oil Sands, North America Onshore, St. Clair ethanol plant, In Situ and East Coast Canada.Beginning in 2010, production includes:
• Oil Sands,
• North America Onshore,
• In Situ and
• East Coast Canada.
Beginning in 2012 production is reported as net processed/sales volumes.
Inter-company transfers between business units have been removed from the total.

Downstream net production million m3 refined product/year OG1 9.9 25.7 26.4 26.55
27.46

Footnote B:
2008 data includes gross production of refined product from Refining & Marketing Canada and Refining & Marketing U.S.A. Data from Suncor's Refining & Marketing business units and the St. Clair ethanol plant have been included from 2009 onward. Intra-company transfers have been removed from total production.

Total upstream and downstream production million m3/year OG1 26.3 51.2 51.0 48.87 49.09

Footnote C:
The sum of upstream and downstream net production minus the inter- and intra-company transfers. Production numbers in Suncor's annual report are for upstream volumes only, and include production from non-operated assets.
This differs from production numbers used in Suncor's Report on Sustainability, which include only operated facilities, but also include downstream volumes. Sustainability reports net production on a facility basis, which is a measure of total saleable product.

Air emissions              

Footnote D:
Emissions from the production of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, ethanol and refined products. Emissions are also from the production of retail products at the Mississauga, Ont. Lubricants facility. Emissions from product consumption by others are not included. All significant air emission increases from 2008 are due to the 2009 merger of Petro-Canada and Suncor Energy whereby all emissions reported are from the combined company facilities. All significant changes in intensity are also due to the combination of assets from the merger of Suncor Energy and Petro-Canada.

Greenhouse gas (GHG) thousand tonnes carbon dioxide equivalent (CO2E) EN16 11,508 19,854 19,260 18,739 20,861

Footnote E:
GHG numbers include direct and indirect emissions but do not deduct credits for ethanol, wind or cogeneration life cycle reductions. Suncor-wide emissions are inclusive of emissions from the pipeline from Oil Sands to the Edmonton Refinery, which are not included in individual business unit values. The emission total for this source for 2012 was 47,500 tonnes CO2e.

GHG emission intensity tonnes CO2E/m3 OE production EN16 0.44 0.39 0.38 0.38 0.43

Footnote F:
Suncor-wide GHG intensity is calculated using net production with all inter- and intra-plant transfers removed.

Sulphur dioxide (SO2) thousand tonnes/year   EN20 34.2 38.0 36.2 32.8 28.5
Sulphur dioxide emission intensity kilograms/m3 production   EN20 1.30 0.7 0.7 0.67 0.58
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) thousand tonnes/year   EN20 23.3 44.1 40.3 38.3 36.2
Nitrogen oxides emission intensity kilograms/m3 production   EN20 0.88 0.86 0.79 0.78 0.74
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) thousand tonnes/year   EN20 29.0 46.0 38.9 24.6 22.7
     Benzene tonnes/yr   EN20 -- 195.2 156.9 94.0 87.2
National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) on-site releases thousand tonnes/year EN20 -- 130.8 123.4 117.6 115.4

Footnote G:
View Suncor's submissions to the:
National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)
U.S. Toxins Release Inventory (TRI) program
NPRI on-site releases include all NPRI reportable nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, total volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide and total particulate matter.

Toxic Release Inventory (TRI) on-site releases reported (U.S.) tonnes/year EN20 54.0 46.2 38.2 55.8 66.90

Footnote G:
View Suncor's submissions to the:
National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)
U.S. Toxins Release Inventory (TRI) program
NPRI on-site releases include all NPRI reportable nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, total volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide and total particulate matter.

Energy consumption              

Footnote H:
Energy consumption by source is not reported at this time.
Suncor-wide total energy is inclusive of energy from the pipeline from Oil Sands to the Edmonton Refinery, which are not included in individual business unit values. The energy total for this source for 2012 was approximately 282,000 GJ.

Energy use million gigajoules/year   EN3/4 157.7 268.8 263.7 261.0 282.4
     Direct energy use million gigajoules/year EN3 146.9 245.8 244.3 243.7 269.8

Footnote I:
"Direct energy"  is energy consumed on-site by Suncor operated facilities.For sites that produce and sell electricity to the provincial grid, the equivalent quantity in gigajoules has been deducted from the total direct energy.  
"Indirect energy"  includes imported electricity, steam, heating and cooling duty from third parties.   Beginning in 2011, the Indirect Energy calculation methodology was changed to credit operations for electricity exported to external users and/or other Suncor facilities.   The facility that exports the electricity subtracts the value from their indirect energy use.   The facility that receives the electricity, counts it as a Scope 2 indirect energy use, regardless of source.

     Indirect energy use million gigajoules/year EN4 10.81 22.96 19.45 17.35 12.51

Footnote I:
"Direct energy"  is energy consumed on-site by Suncor operated facilities.For sites that produce and sell electricity to the provincial grid, the equivalent quantity in gigajoules has been deducted from the total direct energy.  
"Indirect energy"  includes imported electricity, steam, heating and cooling duty from third parties.   Beginning in 2011, the Indirect Energy calculation methodology was changed to credit operations for electricity exported to external users and/or other Suncor facilities.   The facility that exports the electricity subtracts the value from their indirect energy use.   The facility that receives the electricity, counts it as a Scope 2 indirect energy use, regardless of source.

Energy intensity gigajoules/m3 total production   EN3/4 6.00 5.23 5.16 5.34 5.75
Water use                
Total water withdrawal million m3 EN8 79.41 120.78 138.98 137.60 143.63

Footnote J:
Includes all water withdrawn from rivers, groundwater wells, industrial runoff and water purchased (Municipality/City/District).

Surface water
         withdrawal  
million m3   EN8 -- 113.81 129.28 121.23 110.88
Groundwater
         withdrawal
million m3   EN8 -- 1.41 3.42 2.73 3.20
Municipality / city /
         district water
         withdrawal
million m3   EN8 -- 3.34 3.16 3.85 4.14
Treated waste water
         withdrawal
million m3 EN8 -- 2.14 3.03 1.79 2.70

Footnote K:
In 2011, as per GRI guidance, the volume of treated wastewater transferred between Suncor facilities will be reported in the water withdrawal total for the facility sending the water. It will not be included in the water withdrawal total for the facility receiving that water.

Industrial run-off
         water withdrawal
million m3 EN8 -- 0.07 0.09 8.01 22.71

Footnote L:
Beginning in 2011, a methodology change was introduced for including industrial runoff water as water withdrawn for all relevant facilities.

Surface water withdrawal intensity million m3   EN8 -- 2.22 2.53 2.48 2.00
Groundwater withdrawal intensity million m3   EN8 -- 0.03 0.07 0.06 0.06
Municipality / city / district water withdrawal intensity million m3   EN8 -- 0.07 0.06 0.08 0.07
Total water withdrawal intensity m3/m3 production   EN8 3.02 2.35 2.72 2.82 2.59
Total water returned million m3   EN21 37.6 64.8 89.0 97.7 87.06
Water consumption million m3   41.8 56.0 50.1 39.86 56.57

Footnote M:
Water consumed is the quantity of water used and not returned to its proximate source or no longer available for use. Includes water used and/or retained within an operation. In 2009, the terminology "water used"  was changed to "water consumption"  to more appropriately reflect operations.

Water consumption intensity m3/m3 production     1.6 1.1 1.0 0.82 1.02
Waste management              

Footnote N:
Beginning in 2011, in order to better align with the GRI reporting standard, Suncor has expanded the number of indicators for which it collects and reports data in the Waste Management category.

Hazardous waste generated thousand tonnes   EN22 62.4 101.2 111.86 466.34 2,086.49
Non-hazardous waste generated thousand tonnes   EN22 117 356.3 257.52 281.04 434.63
Drilling waste disposed or treated thousand tonnes OG7 -- -- -- -- 63.19

Footnote O:
New GRI Oil and Gas Sector Supplement indicator for 2012 and reflects the first year of reporting. Inclusive of drilling mud waste from drilling operations. This value has not been captured in the hazardous waste generated and non-hazardous waste generated values.

Waste recycled/reused/recovered thousand tonnes   EN22 24 93.2 202.71 242.29 125.22
Products and services                
Ethanol blended in gasoline thousand m3   EN26 299.0 412.7 521.3 927.9 312.8
Sulphur content of gasoline parts per million (ppm)     41.0 18.9 18.5 24.9 27.5
Compliance                
Major incidents   LA7, SO8 1 0 0 1 1

Footnote P:
Major incidents are environment, health or safety incidents that result in a permanent disability or fatality, punitive action by government, having catastrophic environmental impact, or significant impact to the company's reputation.

Regulatory contraventions   EN28 172 245 201 147 171

Footnote Q:
A regulatory contravention is an environmental incident that breaches a regulatory limit (prescribed threshold required by legislation, approval or permit from a regulatory authority) or requirement (any law, act, regulation, license, standard, approval, directive and/or permit applicable to Suncor's activities"  and that triggers formal regulatory reporting.

Regulatory fines thousand $ EN28 544 1,479 1,073 722 2,366

Footnote R:
Data includes regulatory fines related to environmental, health and safety contraventions paid during the stated year.

Total volume of reportable spills m3   EN23 752 621 949 1,402 2,419
Environment, Health & Safety (EH&S) management                
EH&S professionals on staff   EN30 99 346 327 323 356

Footnote S:
Full-time professionals dedicated to environment, health or safety matters, including the corporate office and Major Projects, which does not include contractors. In 2009, a new group to Suncor called personal and process safety management was included to the total.

Suncor-wide environment footnotes
A Since 2009 production includes; Oil Sands, North America Onshore, St. Clair ethanol plant, In Situ and East Coast Canada.Beginning in 2010, production includes:
• Oil Sands,
• North America Onshore,
• In Situ and
• East Coast Canada.
Beginning in 2012 production is reported as net processed/sales volumes.
Inter-company transfers between business units have been removed from the total.
B 2008 data includes gross production of refined product from Refining & Marketing Canada and Refining & Marketing U.S.A. Data from Suncor's Refining & Marketing business units and the St. Clair ethanol plant have been included from 2009 onward. Intra-company transfers have been removed from total production.
C The sum of upstream and downstream net production minus the inter- and intra-company transfers. Production numbers in Suncor's annual report are for upstream volumes only, and include production from non-operated assets.
This differs from production numbers used in Suncor's Report on Sustainability, which include only operated facilities, but also include downstream volumes. Sustainability reports net production on a facility basis, which is a measure of total saleable product.
D Emissions from the production of crude oil, natural gas, natural gas liquids, ethanol and refined products. Emissions are also from the production of retail products at the Mississauga, Ont. Lubricants facility. Emissions from product consumption by others are not included. All significant air emission increases from 2008 are due to the 2009 merger of Petro-Canada and Suncor Energy whereby all emissions reported are from the combined company facilities. All significant changes in intensity are also due to the combination of assets from the merger of Suncor Energy and Petro-Canada.
E GHG numbers include direct and indirect emissions but do not deduct credits for ethanol, wind or cogeneration life cycle reductions. Suncor-wide emissions are inclusive of emissions from the pipeline from Oil Sands to the Edmonton Refinery, which are not included in individual business unit values. The emission total for this source for 2012 was 47,500 tonnes CO2e.
F Suncor-wide GHG intensity is calculated using net production with all inter- and intra-plant transfers removed.
G View Suncor's submissions to the:
National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI)
U.S. Toxins Release Inventory (TRI) program
NPRI on-site releases include all NPRI reportable nitrogen oxides, sulphur dioxide, total volatile organic compounds (VOCs), carbon monoxide and total particulate matter.
H Energy consumption by source is not reported at this time.
Suncor-wide total energy is inclusive of energy from the pipeline from Oil Sands to the Edmonton Refinery, which are not included in individual business unit values. The energy total for this source for 2012 was approximately 282,000 GJ.
I "Direct energy"  is energy consumed on-site by Suncor operated facilities.For sites that produce and sell electricity to the provincial grid, the equivalent quantity in gigajoules has been deducted from the total direct energy.  
"Indirect energy"  includes imported electricity, steam, heating and cooling duty from third parties.   Beginning in 2011, the Indirect Energy calculation methodology was changed to credit operations for electricity exported to external users and/or other Suncor facilities.   The facility that exports the electricity subtracts the value from their indirect energy use.   The facility that receives the electricity, counts it as a Scope 2 indirect energy use, regardless of source.
J Includes all water withdrawn from rivers, groundwater wells, industrial runoff and water purchased (Municipality/City/District).
K In 2011, as per GRI guidance, the volume of treated wastewater transferred between Suncor facilities will be reported in the water withdrawal total for the facility sending the water. It will not be included in the water withdrawal total for the facility receiving that water.
L Beginning in 2011, a methodology change was introduced for including industrial runoff water as water withdrawn for all relevant facilities.
M Water consumed is the quantity of water used and not returned to its proximate source or no longer available for use. Includes water used and/or retained within an operation. In 2009, the terminology "water used"  was changed to "water consumption"  to more appropriately reflect operations.
N Beginning in 2011, in order to better align with the GRI reporting standard, Suncor has expanded the number of indicators for which it collects and reports data in the Waste Management category.
O New GRI Oil and Gas Sector Supplement indicator for 2012 and reflects the first year of reporting. Inclusive of drilling mud waste from drilling operations. This value has not been captured in the hazardous waste generated and non-hazardous waste generated values.
P Major incidents are environment, health or safety incidents that result in a permanent disability or fatality, punitive action by government, having catastrophic environmental impact, or significant impact to the company's reputation.
Q A regulatory contravention is an environmental incident that breaches a regulatory limit (prescribed threshold required by legislation, approval or permit from a regulatory authority) or requirement (any law, act, regulation, license, standard, approval, directive and/or permit applicable to Suncor's activities"  and that triggers formal regulatory reporting.
R Data includes regulatory fines related to environmental, health and safety contraventions paid during the stated year.
S Full-time professionals dedicated to environment, health or safety matters, including the corporate office and Major Projects, which does not include contractors. In 2009, a new group to Suncor called personal and process safety management was included to the total.

Economic

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Indicator Unit Footnote GRI indicator 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Production                
Natural gas thousand barrels of oil equivalent/day OG1 33.6 77.9 108.5 73.5 49.3

Footnote T:
Suncor's production of natural gas, exclusive of volumes processed on behalf of others. Values are consistent with Suncor's annual reports.

Natural gas thousand m3 of oil equivalent/day OG1 5.3 12.4 17.2 11.7 7.8

Footnote T:
Suncor's production of natural gas, exclusive of volumes processed on behalf of others. Values are consistent with Suncor's annual reports.

Crude oil and natural gas liquids thousand barrels of oil equivalent/day OG1 231.1 465.8 471.4 437.9 465.4

Footnote U:
Suncor's production of oil and natural gas liquids, exclusive of volumes processed on behalf of others. Values are consistent with Suncor's annual reports.

Crude oil and natural gas liquids thousand m3/day OG1 36.7 74.0 74.9 69.6 74.0

Footnote U:
Suncor's production of oil and natural gas liquids, exclusive of volumes processed on behalf of others. Values are consistent with Suncor's annual reports.

Refined product sales thousand m3 refined product/day OG1 31.5 54.9 87.3* 83.1 85.6

Footnote V:
Refinery production and other products purchased for resale.Data for 2009 and prior years is presented in accordance with previous GAAP standard.   All values are consistent with Suncor's annual reports.  

Installed wind capacity megawatt (MW) EN6 147 147 147 255 255

Footnote W:
Suncor has developed six wind power projects:
• SunBridge, in partnership with a subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund (commissioned in 2002, with a total installed wind capacity of 11MW)
• Magrath (commissioned in 2006 with a total capacity of 30MW)
• Chin Chute (commissioned in 2006 with a total capacity of 30MW) in partnership with Enbridge Income Fund, Acciona Wind Power Canada Inc.
• Ripley (commissioned in 2007 with a total capacity of 76MW) in partnership with Acciona Wind Power Canada Inc.
• Wintering Hills (commissioned 2011 with a total capacity of 88MW) in partnership with Teck
• Kent Breeze (commissioned in 2011 with a total capacity of 20MW)  
The Wintering Hills and Kent Breeze projects operated briefly in 2011 at the same time as performance measure systems were being implemented for those facilities.   This report reflects a full year of performance data for the 2012 reporting period. This is gross capacity of these wind power projects, not net to Suncor.
  

Financials              

Footnote X:
For complete disclosure and additional information see our 2012 annual report (PDF, 139 pp., 776 KB).

Revenues $ millions   EC1 28,637 25,480 32,604* 39,790 38,616
Operating, selling and general $ millions   EC1 4,186 6,669 7,984* 8,424 8,948
Net earnings $ millions   EC1 2,137 1,146 3,829* 4,304 2,783
Retained earnings $ millions   EC1 13,025 13,765 14,934* 17,945 18,909
Cash flow from operations $ millions EC1 4,057 2,799 6,656 9,746 9,745

Footnote Y:
The following financial measures: cash flow from operations and return on capital employed (ROCE), are not prescribed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and are outlined and reconciled in Non-GAAP Financial Measures on pages 75 and 76 of our 2012 annual report. (PDF, 139 pp., 776 KB)

Total assets $ billions   EC1 32.5 69.7 68.6* 74.8 76.4
Return on capital employed % EC1 22.5 2.6 11.4* 13.8 7.3

Footnote Y:
The following financial measures: cash flow from operations and return on capital employed (ROCE), are not prescribed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and are outlined and reconciled in Non-GAAP Financial Measures on pages 75 and 76 of our 2012 annual report. (PDF, 139 pp., 776 KB)

Share price Toronto Stock Exchange $   23.72 37.21 38.28 29.38 32.71

Footnote Z:
Suncor's year-end share price.

Share price New York Stock Exchange US$   19.50 35.31 38.29 28.83 32.98

Footnote Z:
Suncor's year-end share price.

Market capitalization (debt plus equity) $ billions   EC1 30 72 70* 56 60
Taxes and royalties paid $ millions EC1 1,668 2,268 3,290* 3,161 3,828

Footnote AA:
Monies remitted to government, including income, property, and other taxes; Crown royalties; and lease bonuses and rentals.

Tax and royalty credits earned $ millions EC4 5.01 14.20 28.78 21.85 31.56

Footnote BB:
Includes the Investment Tax Credit on Scientific Research and Experimental Development Expenditures, Deep Gas Royalty Holiday Program and Alberta Royalty Tax Credit.

Political donations $ thousands SO6 46.0 36.9 50.8 58.28 80.10

Footnote CC:
Suncor provided financial donations to political parties at the provincial level; specifically to the provinces within which we operate (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Newfoundland). No political donations were made in the U.S. Suncor does not donate in-kind to political parties or individuals.

2009 Data includes consolidated Petro-Canada and Suncor information.

Investments                
Capital and exploration expenditures $ millions   EC1 8,020 4,267 6,010 6,850 6,959
Distribution to shareholders $ millions   EC1 538 979 1,328* 1,337 1,414
     Dividends paid on
common shares
    EC1 180 401 611 664 756
Share capital issued under dividends     reinvestment plan     EC1 6 5 13 12 15
     Interest payment
on debt
    EC1 352 573 704* 661 643
Debt/debt plus shareholders' equity %   EC1 35.2 28.9 26* 22 22
Purchases                
Goods and services $ millions EC6 9,588 11,264 9,371 10,853 11,220

Footnote DD:
Goods and services -2009 Data includes Supply Chain Management related vendors only, does not include utilities government agencies, hydrocarbons or payroll related suppliers.

In 2011 and 2012, Suncor-wide spend excludes Syria and Libya.

     Purchased in Canada $ millions   EC6 8,699 10,071 8,284 9,794 10,284
     Purchased locally $ millions   EC6 2,731 5,035 5,138 5,110 5,536
Wood Buffalo Aboriginal spend $ millions EC6 - - 277 290 284

Footnote EE:
Aboriginal businesses include those:
• established or considering to establish in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and
• with a minimum of 50% ownership by Aboriginal people
Aboriginal spend value includes GST. Inclusion of contracts in the reporting year is based on the payment date, not the date of services rendered.
Data from 2009 to 2012 includes Oil Sands and In Situ spend from consolidated Petro-Canada and Suncor.

Suncor-wide economic footnotes
* Data for 2009 and prior years is presented in accordance with the previous GAAP standard.
T
Suncor's production of natural gas, exclusive of volumes processed on behalf of others. Values are consistent with Suncor's annual reports.
U Suncor's production of oil and natural gas liquids, exclusive of volumes processed on behalf of others. Values are consistent with Suncor's annual reports.
V Refinery production and other products purchased for resale.Data for 2009 and prior years is presented in accordance with previous GAAP standard.   All values are consistent with Suncor's annual reports.  
W Suncor has developed six wind power projects:
• SunBridge, in partnership with a subsidiary of Enbridge Income Fund (commissioned in 2002, with a total installed wind capacity of 11MW)
• Magrath (commissioned in 2006 with a total capacity of 30MW)
• Chin Chute (commissioned in 2006 with a total capacity of 30MW) in partnership with Enbridge Income Fund, Acciona Wind Power Canada Inc.
• Ripley (commissioned in 2007 with a total capacity of 76MW) in partnership with Acciona Wind Power Canada Inc.
• Wintering Hills (commissioned 2011 with a total capacity of 88MW) in partnership with Teck
• Kent Breeze (commissioned in 2011 with a total capacity of 20MW)  
The Wintering Hills and Kent Breeze projects operated briefly in 2011 at the same time as performance measure systems were being implemented for those facilities.   This report reflects a full year of performance data for the 2012 reporting period. This is gross capacity of these wind power projects, not net to Suncor.
X
For complete disclosure and additional information see our 2012 annual report (PDF, 139 pp., 776 KB).
Y The following financial measures: cash flow from operations and return on capital employed (ROCE), are not prescribed by Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and are outlined and reconciled in Non-GAAP Financial Measures on pages 75 and 76 of our 2012 annual report. (PDF, 139 pp., 776 KB)
Z Suncor's year-end share price.
AA Monies remitted to government, including income, property, and other taxes; Crown royalties; and lease bonuses and rentals.
BB Includes the Investment Tax Credit on Scientific Research and Experimental Development Expenditures, Deep Gas Royalty Holiday Program and Alberta Royalty Tax Credit.
CC Suncor provided financial donations to political parties at the provincial level; specifically to the provinces within which we operate (Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and Newfoundland). No political donations were made in the U.S. Suncor does not donate in-kind to political parties or individuals.

2009 Data includes consolidated Petro-Canada and Suncor information.
DD
Goods and services -2009 Data includes Supply Chain Management related vendors only, does not include utilities government agencies, hydrocarbons or payroll related suppliers.

In 2011 and 2012, Suncor-wide spend excludes Syria and Libya.
EE Aboriginal businesses include those:
• established or considering to establish in the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and
• with a minimum of 50% ownership by Aboriginal people
Aboriginal spend value includes GST. Inclusion of contracts in the reporting year is based on the payment date, not the date of services rendered.
Data from 2009 to 2012 includes Oil Sands and In Situ spend from consolidated Petro-Canada and Suncor.

Social

Suncor-wide social footnotes
FF Rates of absenteeism, lost days, and occupational disease are tracked but not reported by Suncor.
GG Lost-time injury requires medical attention and results in an employee being absent from work on the next regularly scheduled work day or any subsequent work day. Lost-time injury frequency is the number of such injuries per 200,000 hours worked.
HH Recordable injuries include lost-time injuries as well as medical aid injuries. Medical aid injuries require medical attention but do not result in an employee being absent from work. Recordable injury frequency is the sum of lost-time and medical aid injuries per 200,000 hours worked.
II Any externally hired regular full-time or regular part-time employee whose permanent start date falls within the period being reported.
JJ Defined as the percentage of employees who leave the organization under any circumstance in a given year. Beginning in 2009, only terminations are included and numbers are based on full-time and part-time Suncor employees only.
KK The employee and family assistance program is a confidential counselling service available to employees and their families. In 2009, statistics do not include Refining & Marketing (R&M) U.S.A. since a different service is available to employees in the U.S. Beginning in 2011, a breakdown by Business Unit is not available.
LL

All regular full-time and regular part-time employees may apply for Maternity Leave, Parental Leave and Paternity Leave. These are unpaid leaves. To qualify, you must have completed 13 continuous weeks of service before the anticipated date of placement of the child or prior to the commencement of your leave. Only regular full-time and regular part-time employees that took parental leave and returned to work prior to April 30, 2012 are included in the retention rate.

Historical data prior to 2012 is not available as this is a new GRI indicator.

MM 2009 training and development data excludes Petro-Canada information due to differences in the systems that report this data. Beginning in 2010, integration efforts resolved this issue.
NN Contractor data includes both staged and structured contractors that are workforce or capacity planned.
OO Employee wages are defined as all monetary compensation to employees, including straight time wages, allowances, bonuses and overtime (pre-requisite accounts, special payments, leases and excess credits). Stock options and performance share unit information are not included in wages or benefits, but can be found in Suncor's annual financial reports.
Read the annual report (PDF, 139 pp., 776 KB)
PP Employee benefits are employer paid contributions/premiums to pension, benefits and savings (e.g., health, dental, savings contributions, long-term disability, life and accident insurance, and the employee assistance program). All benefits provided to full-time employees are also extended to part-time employees on a pro-rata basis. Temporary employees receive benefits as required by applicable legislation. Beginning in 2011, this is reported on a Suncor-wide basis.
QQ Base pay is linked to how an employee's job is classified within job families to ensure consistency of how work is assessed and valued across the company. Variation within a job's salary band recognizes an individual's position on the learning curve and demonstration of job capacity.
RR Unionized employee data represents applicable business units.
SS Calculated based on information provided voluntarily by employees. This information is based on Suncor's total workforce, which included regular full-time, regular part-time, students, casuals, temporary employees and long-term contractors.
TT This applies for both Canadian and U.S. operations. In the International & Offshore business unit, each jurisdiction is different.
UU Management is classified as front-line or mid-level leaders, or members of the management committee or corporate committee.
VV Data reported in the Community Investment section is defined by the London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Canada model. These values have been calculated according to the LBG Canada benchmarking standards for the following reasons:
• The valuation process in LBG reporting is rigorous with a strong focus on the value of community investment and involvement.
• LBG reporting demonstrates best practice in CI reporting.
WW Volunteer time is reported by employees to Suncor on a voluntary basis. The hours shown represent hours volunteered during working hours.
XX External resources leveraged represents value generated as a result of Suncor's involvement but which is not a cost to the company.
YY Suncor established the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF) in March 1998. The SEF is limited to providing donations to registered Canadian charitable organizations. This figure includes the donation allocation, the SEF operating budget and allocation to a reserve fund which protects multi-year commitments going forward.Charitable contributions to the community made by SEF are included in the community investment values presented at the beginning of the table.
ZZ In all Suncor's operations, Suncor supports non-profit activities and events by providing financial assistance, product or in-kind contributions. This includes employee and retiree programs.
AAA In-kind donations include office furniture, computer equipment, product and employee secondments.
BBB Volunteer time is reported by employees to Suncor on a voluntary basis. The hours shown generally represent time spent by employees volunteering in the community on behalf of Suncor. From 2009 forward, volunteer hours are included in the "Total value of time donations made to charitable, non-charitable and community groups ($C)".
CCC In 2011, Suncor launched a new Community Investment strategy with a new set of funding priorities including:
• Building Skills and Knowledge
• Collaborating for a Shared Energy Future
• Cultivating Community Leaders
• Engaging Citizens
• Inspiring Innovation
• Local Relationships
DDD United Way contributions for Suncor Energy U.S.A.