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Oil Sands and In Situ Fort McMurray Natural Gas Edmonton Calgary CANADA UNITED STATES Cheyenne Sarnia Refining and Marketing Denver/Commerce City Toronto what’s inside introduction about Suncor Energy performance at a glance for 2007 – 2008 a message from Rick George environmental performance water air land tailings climate change our performance social performance safety community investment community infrastructure aboriginal relations downstream health concerns our employees economic performance corporate performance shared economic benefits priorities, 2009-2010 operational excellence environmental performance social performance economic performance 1 1 2 4 6 9 12 14 16 Above: Reclamation students fertilizing south tailings dyke wall at Suncor’s oil sands facility. Cover: Reclaimed overburden storage area at Suncor’s oil sands facility near Fort McMurray, Alberta.
facing challenges. seeing possibilities. In a world that’s constantly changing, the key to success is learning to adapt and innovate. What doesn’t change are core values. At Suncor Energy, pursuing a vision of responsible energy development has long been a core value. When faced with challenges, we look for new possibilities to realize that vision. Suncor’s seventh biennial report on sustainability documents our progress on a wide range of environmental and social issues. It also explains how we are responding to changing economic times. Through a renewed focus on achieving excellence across our operations, we are striving to make Suncor a more sustainable energy company—today and for the long run. About Suncor’s 2009 Report on Sustainability The following report on sustainability was created by using the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G3 Guidelines. Independent third party, Deloitte & Touche LLP, reviewed selected performance indicators for the years 2007 and 2008 using the Global Reporting Initiative G3 guidelines for those indicators. The results of their review can be found on our website under the “Third Party Assurance” section. Stakeholder feedback is also an integral part of developing this report. As in previous years, Suncor enlisted the guidance of Ceres, a network of investors, labour, environmentalists and other public interest groups to help ensure our report is relevant and meaningful. We thank Ceres and the participating stakeholders for their assistance in creating the 2009 report on sustainability. As part of Suncor’s sustainable development efforts, we have significantly reduced the size of the printed report, which was created as a summary of the full report. Once you have read through this summary, we invite you to go to our web site at www.suncor.com/sustainability to find our full report on our performance. For those interested in Suncor’s performance data, all of our reviewed information can be found on the web in an easy to access and customize format. Suncor Energy Inc. is an integrated energy company strategically focused on developing one of the world’s largest petroleum basins— Canada’s Athabasca oil sands. Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Suncor has approximately 6,800 employees. Our core oil sands business is supported by natural gas production in Western Canada and downstream refining, marketing and retail operations in Ontario and Colorado. Suncor is also an industry leader in renewable energy development with four wind farms and an ethanol production facility. 1 2009 summary report on sustainability