Suncor’s engagement with Indigenous communities began decades ago operating in Northern Alberta, on the traditional lands of many Indigenous Peoples . In 2015, we created our first social goal where we aspired to change the way we think and act to increase the participation of Indigenous Peoples in energy development, with a commitment to update that goal as we evolved.
We have made progress with our social goal and learned valuable lessons along the way. Over the years we’ve heard from employees, Indigenous communities, and our partners on how we can do better. In 2019, we began the process to evolve the social goal and moving towards putting more focus on what we’re learning and sharing those experiences through storytelling, building on the Indigenous oral tradition. We’ve renamed the social goal to Journey of Reconciliation to better reflect the ongoing nature of our work. Through both measurement and a more concentrated focus on storytelling, we hope to provide a more complete picture of the impact of this work and the progress we’re making.
There is considerable work ahead of us, and through collaboration with Indigenous communities, our partners, and employees, we know we can be stronger together.