There is much we can learn from Indigenous 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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous Peoples and communities starting within Suncor. For us, that path is about working together and creating more opportunities for greater involvement in the energy industry, so 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 Indigenous Peoples and communities in energy development. We continue to assess how to advance the goal and will refresh components as we learn and grow in our understanding and awareness.