Say Thanks to Suncor
Suncor are using ForestNation tree kits for Oil Sands and In Situ Family Day event giveaways in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada. Suncor are distributing 2,000 tree kits and wanted ForestNation to plant another 2,000 trees in India because it’s a growing economy and growing emitter of CO2, so more trees are needed. You plant one we plant one.
“We create energy for a better world. Suncor’s vision is to be trusted stewards of valuable natural resources. Improving reclamation techniques and accelerating the rate at which land is reclaimed are two key ways Suncor strives to balance responsible resource development with the need to preserve a healthy environment. 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.”
Suncor’s Social Responsibility
Over the past 10 years, Suncor and the Suncor Energy Foundation have invested $131 million to support charitable and non-profit organizations across Canada and internationally. In 2012, Suncor’s employees supported more than 600 charitable and non-profit organizations through their charitable giving and volunteer efforts. Suncor is a member of the United Nations Global Compact which requires companies to embrace, support and enact a core set of values in the areas of human rights, labour standards, the environment and anti-corruption. Suncor has implemented an Aboriginal Economic Collaboration Strategy with the goal of increasing partnerships with Aboriginal businesses across Canada.
Suncor’s Environmental Commitment
Suncor was one of the first energy companies to commit to a series of strategic ‘beyond-compliance’ environmental performance goals. More than six million trees have been planted on Suncor’s oil sands site – including 900,000 seedlings in 2012 alone. They were the first oil sands company to successfully complete surface reclamation of a tailings pond. Approximately 85% of the water used in their mining and extraction operations is recycled. More than 90% of the water used in their in situ facilities is recycled. Suncor is one of the first companies in the world to attempt reconstruction of a fen. A fen is a bog-like wetland found in the boreal forest. Total air emissions at Suncor’s operations in 2012 were reduced by almost 8.7% compared to 2011. This was a direct result of measures implemented to improve overall performance and reliability.