Downstream health & wellness - Suncor's 2013 Report on Sustainability
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Suncor takes the issue of downstream health concerns seriously. We also recognize that many stakeholders continue to express distrust of the oil sands industry and government studies.
That's why we are making a renewed effort to ensure residents in the Wood Buffalo region understand more about Suncor's operations and the steps we continue to take to protect regional water, land and air quality as we strive to be trusted stewards of valuable natural resources.
A key part of this effort is maintaining open, respectful, two-way communication with downstream residents. It's also about living up to our obligation to:
One of the ways we keep the lines of communication open is through the advisory committees we've established with several First Nations in the Wood Buffalo region. We are currently exploring ways to further improve the quality and effectiveness of this kind of dialogue.
We are also committed to promoting the health and wellness of downstream residents by living up to our 'triple bottom line' vision of sustainable development. That means working with our Aboriginal neighbours to:
Some of the ways we aspire to do this include:
Suncor will continue to work collaboratively with downstream residents to better understand their concerns and find ways to further advance individual and community health and wellness.
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