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Energy is delivered to and used by people in every country across the globe. It is vital to the world we live in and the quality of life we enjoy.
As Canada’s leading integrated energy company, we know that, together with our stakeholders, we need to look beyond the energy needs of today and understand what is required for the future. Sustainability is about seeing the big picture and working together towards better, more sustainable solutions.
We create energy for a better world.
This is our core purpose, and what we aspire to every day.
Suncor's vision is to be trusted stewards of valuable natural resources. Guided by our values, we will lead the way to deliver economic prosperity, improved social well-being and a healthy environment for today and tomorrow.
This is where we see ourselves and our company in the future. In other words, it's our view of Suncor’s place in the world.
Our values are our guiding principles — our constant set of beliefs. They define the way we do business each and every day.
Safety above all else
Do it safely or don't do it.
Being our best. Giving our best. Showing we care.
Do the right thing
The right way, with integrity.
Raise the bar
Pursue with passion. Always add value.
We are all connected and part of something bigger.
Strategy and competitive differentiators
Our significant asset base, strong balance sheet and integrated model set us apart from our peers. We strive to be the low-cost competitor in our sector, without compromising environmental performance. Capitalizing and executing on these differentiators has contributed to our industry-leading position and provide the foundation for delivering long-term value for shareholders.
Reserves and resources base
We are committed to getting the most value from our resources, which include a significant position in the oil sands. Our operational excellence focus is to unlock the full value of these resources.
We pioneered commercial oil sands development and continue to advance by developing and collaborating on innovative technologies that improve efficiency, lower costs and enhance environmental performance.
Our people are among the most experienced and knowledgeable in the industry. They bring their passion and expertise to work every day.
We are focused on delivering triple-bottom-line sustainability. That means leadership in:
- environmental performance
- social responsibility
- creating a strong economy
A proven integrated model
From the ground to the gas station and offshore platform to wind turbine, we’re focused on creating value for our shareholders. The integration of our business, both financially and physically, creates the conditions for our success.
We aim to achieve the highest returns possible from our operations. Our focus is on keeping costs down and increasing reliability. Our strong balance sheet and ongoing focus on capital discipline continue to highlight our commitment to delivering value for shareholders.
Commitment to sustainable development
A commitment to continuously improve performance is what makes us unique. Not only is continuous sustainability improvement a pillar of our business strategy, it is also a company value driver, effectively weaving a sustainability focus into the very fabric of the organization.
Actions speak louder than words. Here are a few concrete initiatives where we have put the principles of sustainable development into practice:
Operational excellence, operating in a way that is safe, reliable, cost-efficient and environmentally responsible, helps us mitigate business risks and focus on achieving industry-leading performance.
* Reclaimed lands have not been certified by government regulators. For further details, see Advisories — Forward-Looking Statements.
** The base year for the planned improvements is 2007. The goals were established in 2009.