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We participate in public policy discussions on energy and the environment, and regularly communicate with governments in jurisdictions where we operate. In doing so, we ensure that we comply with all political contributions and lobbying regulations, and report government interactions consistent with the law and company policies. This year, Suncor is expanding its disclosure by publishing its policy on lobbying and political donations, and listing trade associations that lobby government to which Suncor pays membership dues of greater than $50,000 and $100,000 per year.
We support governments taking a reasoned approach to policy development. We believe policy should be built on evidence-based information and perspectives.
Education and development of solutions are critical in our interaction with government. These activities promote responsible development of existing and new energy sources. We aim to decrease the probability of ad hoc or reactive policy development by working to reduce polarized dialogue.
Our communication with governments includes:
- applying a broad-based economy-wide carbon price
- encouraging a healthy debate about energy solutions
- understanding role of advancements in research and innovation
- considering energy development and distribution costs and benefits
- encouraging Aboriginal economic collaboration and capacity building
- developing vibrant, sustainable communities
- supporting Canada’s long-term prosperity
A snapshot of some of our thoughts and opinions follows: