Find out how Suncor collaborates with stakeholders to ensure mutual respect, transparency and mutual benefits – 2013 Report on Sustainability
Respect, responsibility, transparency in stakeholder relations – Suncor’s 2013 Report on Sustainability
Suncor strives to develop relationships with stakeholders based on mutual respect, responsibility, transparency and mutual benefits. Find out more in the 2013 Report on Sustainability.
Suncor strives to develop relationships with stakeholders based on mutual respect, responsibility, transparency and mutual benefits. Find out more about Suncor’s stakeholder relations and collaborations in the 2013 Report on Sustainability.
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Suncor strives to be a trusted steward of valuable natural resources. A key part of realizing this vision is developing and maintaining positive, meaningful relationships with stakeholders in all our operating areas.
To achieve this goal, we seek to:
Suncor's stakeholders are the individuals and groups who could be affected by our operations or who could, through their actions, affect our business. Examples of our stakeholders include, but are not limited to:
Those affected by Suncor's business have a right to be informed about our activities, participate in a transparent engagement process, and be involved in the issues and opportunities affecting them.
Here are the principles and values that guide Suncor's Stakeholder Relations policy (PDF, 2pp. 1.58 MB)
Mutual respect is the keystone around which productive stakeholder engagement must be constructed. Suncor respects the values and cultures of our stakeholders, as well as those of their communities and countries. Even where we must agree to disagree, Suncor employees will always demonstrate respect for the diversity of views presented.
Suncor acknowledges and accepts its responsibility to engage our stakeholders wherever they are affected by our operations. In fulfilling this responsibility, Suncor encourages stakeholders to define how they wish to be consulted and will strive to meet their needs. Recognizing that not all stakeholders have the same needs or are equally affected by our activities, Suncor will endeavour to engage with each in a way that best fits the nature of our relationship.
We are willing to be influenced by stakeholders, even if it means making changes to how we operate our business, and we will keep stakeholders informed of our response to their concerns.
Suncor will be transparent and accountable by engaging regularly, openly and honestly with stakeholders and by reporting objectively on our activities. Subject to legal obligations for competitiveness, confidentiality and securities regulation, our stakeholders will be provided with the relevant, understandable and accurate information needed to facilitate dialogue.
Suncor will engage with stakeholders in a timely and appropriate manner. Consultation will allow for disclosure of plans and information before the company makes key decisions and, ideally, consultation will apply to the full life cycle of our activities.
Suncor is committed to:
Suncor is always looking for innovative ways to collaborate with stakeholders on initiatives that create mutual benefit and are aligned with the company's mission, vision and values. One such initiative is the five-year partnership (2009 to 2014) between Suncor and Alberta Tourism, Parks and Recreation to develop the David Thompson Corridor Visitor Services Program at Crimson Lake Provincial Park.
This program won the 2013 Responsible Canadian Energy Award, Social Performance, awarded annually by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).
The collaboration with Alberta Parks actually dates back to the late 1960s when the Ferrier natural gas field was being developed and activity envisioned within Crimson Lake Provincial Park. By the late 1980s, predecessor companies to Suncor had worked with park personnel to allow for development while minimizing the industrial footprint within the park.
The Visitor Services Program is designed to:
Recently, programs were added that allow persons with disabilities to participate in outdoor recreation activities. Through strong partnerships, visitor services staff also ran a successful pilot program that helped prepare and assist new immigrants to enjoy outdoor winter recreation opportunities.
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