Suncor 2022 Report on Sustainability: Water Stewardship

  • 04.12.2022
  • CSR Wire

Suncor 2022 Report on Sustainability

We believe water is a shared and precious resource that must be managed wisely.

Responsible energy development means satisfying industry’s water requirements while maintaining a healthy ecosystem and functioning water cycle for current and future generations. We strive to always raise the bar on company-wide water performance and water management practices.

As water is an essential part of our operations, it’s important we find innovative ways to manage water effectively and efficiently across our business. This includes minimizing the withdrawal of fresh water from the watersheds where we operate; reusing, recycling and identifying opportunities to safely release water where possible; and safely storing water on our sites. The following principles guide our water management approach:

  • Shared value of water
  • Watershed management
  • Reduce-reuse-release
  • Integrated options analysis

Responsible water use is critical to the company, to neighbouring communities and to our stakeholders. It’s also crucial to achieving progressive reclamation and mine closure commitments.

Our internal issues management processes identify and help manage ecosystem, habitat and water-related risks and opportunities, including new or changing polices and regulations related to water.