Report on Sustainability 2018

Operations summary

Suncor is focused on being a low-cost, low-carbon producer and demonstrating leadership in environmental performance and social responsibility, while contributing to a strong economy.

Suncor Energy is Canada’s leading integrated energy company. Suncor’s operations include oil sands development and upgrading, onshore and offshore oil and gas production, petroleum refining and product marketing under the Petro-Canada brand.

A member of the Dow Jones Sustainability North America Index, and the FTSE4Good Index Series, Suncor is working to responsibly develop petroleum resources while also growing a renewable energy portfolio. Suncor is listed on the UN Global Compact 100 stock index and also responds to CDP’s Climate Change and Water programs.

Suncor’s common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Oil sands

Suncor’s Oil Sands segment, with assets located in the Athabasca oil sands of northeast Alberta, recovers bitumen from mining and in situ operations and either upgrades this production into synthetic crude oil for refinery feedstock and diesel fuel or blends the bitumen with diluent for direct sale to market.

Exploration and production

Suncor’s Exploration and Production (E&P) segment consists of offshore operations off the east coast of Canada and in the North, Sea and onshore assets in Libya and Syria. (Note: Operations in Syria have been suspended indefinitely due to political unrest in the country. Production in Libya has also been substantially shut in due to political unrest, with the timing of a return to normal operations remaining uncertain.)

Corporate, energy trading and eliminations

The grouping Corporate, Energy Trading and Eliminations includes the company’s investments in renewable energy projects, results related to energy marketing, supply and trading activities, and other activities not directly attributable to any other operating segment.

Refining and marketing

Our Refining and Marketing operations further unlock the value of the upstream barrel through our strong refining and marketing network, which includes more than 1,500 Petro-Canada retail stations.

Wind power projects

Suncor is partnered in four operational wind power facilities in Canada. These wind power facilities have a gross generating capacity of 111 MW, enough to power about 52,000 Canadian homes and avoid approximately 179,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide each year. Our wind facilities are located in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario.

Suncor’s St. Clair ethanol plant

Suncor operates Canada's largest ethanol facility – the St. Clair Ethanol Plant in the Sarnia-Lambton region of Ontario. The plant opened in June 2006 and has a current production capacity of 400 million litres per year. Ethanol produced here is blended into Petro-Canada gasoline.

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A map of Suncor's operations around the globe.
Suncor's operations around the globe.
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