Sustainability at Suncor

Performance index

Our sustainability performance data provides annual (Jan. 1 to Dec. 31) environment, social and governance data for 2020, with five-year performance trends where possible. Data reflects assets owned and operated by Suncor unless otherwise stated. Not all data is consistent with our 2020 Annual Report due different reporting boundaries. Footnotes provide additional information for specific boundary conditions, changes in methodology, restatements, and definitions, where applicable, which can be found in the 2021 Report on Sustainability data download below.

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Detailed information on our 2020 performance can be downloaded below.

2021 Report on Sustainability Performance Data

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Indicators – Suncor company totals20162017201820192020

Operational performance

Total upstream and downstream productionmillion m3/yr44.7148.5353.9555.8547.54
Total upstream and downstream productionmillion BOE/yr281.22305.24339.33351.28299.02
Upstream processed volumes and net productionmillion m3 OE/yr24.2327.2234.1936.0028.80
Upstream processed volumes and net productionmillion BOE/yr152.40171.21215.05226.40181.15
Downstream net productionmillion m3 refined product/yr27.2327.9826.9227.5725.25
Downstream net productionmillion BOE/yr171.27175.99169.32173.42158.81
Ethanol productionmillion litres of ethanol product/yr414.39407.80402.00399.57335.95
Wind energy generatedMWh106,91276,589100,85098,41996,952

Greenhouse gas (GHG) and energy

GHG (Scope 1 and 2) emissionsthousand tonnes CO2e18,73919,87421,99022,72220,856
Operated total GHG emissions intensitykg/BOE6363626266
Operated total GHG emissions intensityg/MJ10.510.310.010.110.9
Equity total GHG (Scope 1 and 2) emissionsthousand tonnes CO2e24,78325,94527,99728,99727,703
Equity total GHG emissions intensitykg/BOE6464686871
Equity total GHG emissions intensityg/MJ10.810.711.211.211.7
GHG (Scope 3) emissionsthousand tonnes CO2e----122,900
Energy usemillion GJ285.80301.98336.10346.31320.05
Energy IntensityGJ/BOE1.020.990.990.991.07

Air emissions

SO2 emissionsthousand tonnes21.1020.5120.5020.7821.93
SO2 emissions intensitykg/BOE0.070.070.060.060.07
NOx emissionsthousand tonnes24.9026.6433.2936.9833.66
NOx emissions intensitykg/BOE0.090.090.100.110.11
VOC emissionsthousand tonnes19.5023.1425.9621.3022.55
VOC emissions intensitykg/BOE0.070.080.080.060.08
PM10 emissionsthousand tonnes---2.602.39
H2S emissionsthousand tonnes---0.050.04

Water use

Water withdrawalmillion m3162.18105.07144.69143.43133.96
Water withdrawal intensitym3/BOE0.580.350.430.410.45
Water returnedmillion m3105.1265.9977.4477.1077.35
Water consumptionmillion m357.1939.0767.2466.3356.61
Water consumption intensitym3/BOE0.200.130.200.190.19
Fresh water consumptionmillion m336.8022.4046.5251.6031.04
Fresh water consumption intensitym3/BOE0.130.070.140.150.10

Land disturbance and reclamation

Total land disturbedcumulative hectares23,61323,96033,77234,52534,993
Total land reclaimedcumulative hectares2,1402,2392,6212,7952,850

Waste

Total waste generatedthousand tonnes2,1482,1232,4872,4202,683
Hazardous waste generatedthousand tonnes1,9829999831,0491,006
Non-hazardous waste generatedthousand tonnes1671,1241,5031,3711,676
Waste recycled, reused or recoveredthousand tonnes123.0071.0096.18151.8282.37

Environmental compliance

Environmental non-compliance#55994
Environmental regulatory finesthousand CND$2754132821135,439
Significant spills#00000

Economic

Revenues and other income$ millions26,96832,07938,98638,98925,052
Operating, selling and general expense (OS&G)$ millions9,1509,24510,57311,2449,927
Employee costs$ billions3.403.203.303.602.80
Royalties and taxes paid$ millions1051,4891,6952,555933
Distribution to shareholders and bondholders$ millions2,8893,0693,2303,4392,554
Economic value retained$ millions14,78918,24923,48821,75111,638
Enterprise value$ billions8989768152
Capital and exploration expenditures$ millions6,5826,5515,4065,5583,926
Political donations$ thousands30000

Supply chain

Total supplier base#8,4637,9976,4975,7684,870
Indigenous supplier base#58558588104
Purchases of goods and services$ billions11.9111.6410.629.908.60
Total Indigenous supplier-spend$ millions445521703836911

Community investments

Total contributions to charitable, non-charitable and community groups$ thousands33,80026,55728,98033,10236,278
Suncor's donation to the Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF)$ thousands10,16416,60018,45520,25519,000
Suncor Energy Foundation (SEF) donations$ thousands14,88116,64915,81715,14317,637
SunCares Employee Program 
Employee participation%-27262934
Organizations supported#-1,2711,3771,5011,935
Value of Suncor and SEF donations$ thousands-1,6682,8222,6602,954
Value of employee personal donations$ thousands-1,3132,7193,1382,802
Volunteer hours#-80,70673,25996,06773,979

Health and safety

Total lost-time injury frequency# per 200,000 hours worked0.040.030.030.040.04
Total recordable injury frequency# per 200,000 hours worked0.330.400.370.390.32
Serious injury and fatality# (actual)41111
Fatalities#01012
Tier 1 and 2 Loss of Primary Containment Events#8746453938

Workforce

Suncor employees#13,24312,64912,62613,48313,035
Long-term contractors#757809559534235
Unionized workforce%34.6032.8033.2031.5831.78
New employee hires%5.107.707.708.253.34
Employee turnover%7.005.806.004.764.60

Diversity

All Employees
Women%24.5023.8023.2024.5823.71
Men%75.5076.2076.8075.2776.15
Indigenous Peoples%1.903.003.103.273.40
Visible minorities%12.6014.7012.6011.8112.88
Persons with disabilities%0.820.680.670.740.76
Age less than 30%11.328.817.968.487.53
Age 30-50%61.9663.9264.2665.8265.71
Age greater than 50%26.7126.1026.1125.5626.77
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