Report on Sustainability 2018

Social goal

Our relationship with Aboriginal communities over the past 40 years has been a journey. We know that earning the trust and support of Aboriginal Peoples and communities is foundational to our business.

There is much we can learn from Aboriginal Peoples and communities. By listening and being willing to learn from one another, we can uncover mutual interests and build authentic relationships.

We know there is still work to be done, and we are making progress. Many initiatives are underway to embed our approach to Aboriginal relations across all areas of our business. In 2016 we announced a social goal as part of our larger sustainability goals.

The social goal is a declaration of our intent to do things differently – to choose a new path that focuses on strengthening relationships with Aboriginal Peoples and communities. For us, that path is about working together and creating more opportunities for greater involvement in the energy industry, so that the social and economic benefits from Canada’s resources are shared more fully.

The goal outlines four areas to focus on through 2025 and beyond, where we can work together to advance greater participation of Aboriginal Peoples and communities in energy development.

We can do more to learn about the history and experiences of Aboriginal Peoples, so that we can better understand one another and change the way we think and act.

Developing Aboriginal youth leadership potential through meaningful connections within and outside of Suncor.

Increasing revenues to Aboriginal businesses and communities through mutually beneficial marketing arrangements and procurement of materials and services.

Focused efforts on hiring, retention and advancement of Aboriginal employees across our business.

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