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Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor Energy

Suncor Energy, Canada’s largest integrated energy company, recovers bitumen from oil sands near Fort McMurray, Alberta, and upgrades it to refinery-ready feedstock and diesel fuel. 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.

TSM‘s protocols reinforce continuous improvement opportunities for Suncor and support the company’s emphasis on sustainability throughout the organization.

For more information, including detailed facility specific performance metrics, please visit sustainability.suncor.com, or suncor.com.

Suncor’s 2019 TSM Results

Suncor’s oil sands base mining operation TSM performance indicator results were self-assessed for the year ended December 31, 2019. Results were largely consistent with the facility’s self-assessment results from 2018.

The Fort Hills mine, owned through the Fort Hills LP and operated by Suncor, is being evaluated for TSM performance internally by the organization, with the expectation of publicly sharing results in future reporting cycles.

Tailings Management

Level AAA results for all indicators were achieved for the TSM Tailings Management Protocol. Thanks to breakthroughs that have come from research and development, Suncor continues to make progress in tailings management and has worked hard in this area to ensure alignment with the protocol. Work progresses to ensure the company can continue to learn and evolve its approach to tailings management. Evolving guidelines, regulations and stakeholder expectations also simultaneously provide valuable improvement opportunities in this area.

Aboriginal and Community Outreach

Suncor has consistently performed well in this area and achieved Level AAA for all indicators. External outreach has always been a key part of maintaining Suncor’s social license to operate, and the company regularly engages with communities of interest (including several Indigenous communities). Its stakeholder relations framework outlines the company’s commitment to collaboration, transparency and respect for all views. This guides development of long-term relationships with those affected by its business, including employees, First Nation and Métis communities and other local community members, shareholders, customers, organizations and governments.

Biodiversity and Conservation Management

The facility was able to maintain and achieve Level AAA for all three indicators. To minimize impacts in the boreal region, Suncor leverages scientific research and best management practices while working with neighboring companies to reduce cumulative effects of development. The company also collaborates with industry peers and multi-stakeholder organizations on initiatives to conserve and reclaim habitat for birds, mammals, fish and other species.

Crisis Management and Communications Planning

Suncor completed all requirements for this protocol and maintained a “yes” score for all indicators.

Safety and Health

The company’s safety performance met all requirements for Level AAA rating for indicators 1 through 4. Level AA for Indicator 5 (performance) of this protocol reflects the tragic fatality of a contractor in 2017. Safety remains a key aspect of Suncor’s operations, and the company is committed to its Journey to Zero program for all employees and contractors to put safety above all else.

Energy Use and GHG Emissions Management

Suncor achieved Level AAA for indicators 1 and 2 related to energy use and GHG emissions management and reporting systems. Indicator 3 (targets) remained at a Level B. The company has a long-term GHG goal focused on GHG emissions intensity reductions out to 2030 and continues to integrate aspects of this goal into decision-making and technology development.

For more information, please visit: www.suncor.com.

2019 TSM Results

Suncor Energy Inc.

Crisis Management and Communications Planning Assessment
Facility Crisis management and communications preparednessReviewTraining
Oil Sands Facility – Base plant
Results as of: December 31, 2020
Aboriginal and Community Outreach Assessment
Community of Interest (COI) identificationEffective COI engagement and dialogueCOI response mechanismReporting
Oil Sands Facility – Base plant

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Safety and Health Assessment
Commitments and accountabilityPlanning and implementationTraining, behaviour and cultureMonitoring and reportingPerformance
Oil Sands Facility – Base plant

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Tailings Management Assessment
Tailings management policy and commitmentTailings management systemAssigned accountability and responsibilityAnnual tailings management reviewOperation, maintenance and surveillance (OMS) manual
Oil Sands Facility – Base plant

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Biodiversity Conservation Management Assessment
Commitment, accountability and communicationsConservation planning and implementationReporting
Oil Sands Facility – Base plant

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Energy and GHG Emissions Management Assessment
Energy use and greenhouse gas emissions managementEnergy use and greenhouse gas emissions reporting systemsEnergy and greenhouse gas emissions performance targets
Oil Sands Facility – Base plant

AAA

AA

A

B

C

Results as of: December 31, 2020
Energy Use & Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Data
Facility Total Direct Emissions (Tonnes CO2e)Total Indirect Emissions (Tonnes CO2e)Total EmissionsTotal Energy Use (GJ)
Oil Sands Facility – Base plant395299803953000124.59
Results as of: December 31, 2020

Letters of Assurance

Suncor Energy Inc. | 2018 | TSM Letter of Assurance

Suncor Energy Inc. | 2015 | TSM Letter of Assurance

Suncor Energy Inc. | 2006 | TSM Letter of Assurance



Other TSM Results

TSM Results 2019

TSM Results 2018

TSM Results 2017

TSM Results 2016

TSM Results 2015 (Externally Verified)

TSM Results 2014

TSM Results 2013

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