Environmentally responsible products - Suncor's 2013 Report on Sustainability

Environmentally responsible products - Suncor's 2013 Report on Sustainability

Environmentally responsible products - Suncor's 2013 Report on Sustainability

Environmentally responsible products - Suncor's 2013 Report on Sustainability

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Environmentally responsible products

Suncor produces numerous eco-friendly products that mitigate environmental impacts that could result from the use of traditional products.

We are proud of our leading edge research and development and the resulting products:

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The EcoSia™ line of environmentally responsible lubricant products deliver performance benefits, while helping to reduce impacts on the environment. Launched in 2009, the product offering spans a diverse range of applications and customer segments, including lubricants and fluids for forestry, agriculture, drilling, mining, construction and general manufacturing.

EcoSia™ environmentally friendly lubricants meet the following criteria, which are based on recognized industry tests:

  • inherently or readily biodegradable (based on component or product data obtained using the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) 301B testing guideline, or OECD 306 testing guideline (Biodegradability in Seawater)
  • not environmentally toxic (based on United Nations Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals).

The EcoSia™ lineup includes products from many of Suncor’s existing brands, including:

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CIVITAS™ is the first commercially available fungus control product for the golf course industry that stimulates the plant’s genes to fight off fungus.

Unlike traditional chemicals, which kill fungal disease, CIVITAS™ works by turning on the natural defenses of the plant to resist fungus attack. Since the fungus can't gain a foothold on the grass, it dies off.

More than 2,000 golf courses in the U.S. use CIVITAS™ as an alternative to traditional pesticides. CIVITAS™ improves the overall health of the plant, and preliminary research suggests golf course superintendents can reduce the use of chemical fertilizers by up to 30% to 60% as part of an ongoing turf management program.

In addition to being available in the United States, CIVITAS™, which recently received Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency approval, is now available in Canada and has been used on more than 500 golf courses to date. Suncor has also applied for an intellectual property patent on CIVITAS™ and is working to get it certified organic.

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Clear Choice™

Clear Choice™ is a revolutionary approach to broadleaf weed control. It is a low odour, selective herbicide that kills more than 60 broadleaf weeds down to the root through the use of a unique microtechnology which allows for deeper penetration into the weed. Rated as effective as other leading herbicides, Clear Choice™ has up to 85% reduced synthetic ingredients.

Clear Choice™ is available in the United States, and Clear Choice™ Ready-to-Use (RTU) Selective Herbicide has recently launched (Spring 2013) in British Columbia, Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

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Product safety

As a Suncor Energy business, Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. produces some of the purest base oils in the world 99.95 pure. Petro-Canada is also the world's largest producer of pharmaceutical white oils. With 350-plus premium quality lubricants, specialty fluids and greases, which are sold in more than 70 countries around the world, Petro-Canada achieves product safety through its commitment to quality.

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Our products are manufactured to the world's most demanding standards as demonstrated by our current registrations:

  • ISO 9001 — In November 1993, Petro-Canada Lubricants earned the distinction of being the first manufacturer in this industry to be awarded ISO 9001 registration in North America.
  • ISO/TS 16949 — Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc. was the first lubricants manufacturer, and the first oil and gas company, to achieve these stringent quality standards.
  • ISO 14001 — Petro-Canada Lubricants Inc.'s continuous improvement program is ongoing, and earned the company registration to the ISO 14001 environmental management standard in 2001.

Our food-grade lubricants, designed for many applications in food processing plants, exceed the toughest performance standards while delivering peace of mind. Our PURITY FG line of food grade lubricants is NSF H1 registered, meet Kosher, USDA H1 and Canadian Food Inspection Agency approved standards.

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