Corporate Responsibility


Social responsibility is a fundamental aspect of our commitment to responsible operations and is part of our success and pride as a company. By working together, Canadian Natural and stakeholders create shared value through the pursuit of opportunities that generate economic value and mutual benefit.

We value our relationships with communities where we do business. By working together, we can make a positive and lasting impact. Understanding what is important for each community, their unique priorities and challenges helps us identify the right opportunities and initiatives for working together in these four areas; employment, education and training, business development, and community investment.

The projects we develop together promote both short and long-term economic growth for Canadian Natural and the communities where we operate. We have strategies and action plans in place to assist in strategic decisions, measure our work and support the priority needs identified by stakeholders.

Engaging our Stakeholders

Canadian Natural approaches stakeholder engagement as an open, flexible and ongoing process. We seek meaningful input regarding proposed development plans through ongoing proactive two-way communication that helps to identify and address issues and opportunities.

With shared value creation as a central focus, Canadian Natural continually works to improve our consultation and communications efforts in order to maximize opportunities. When working with land owners, municipalities, interest groups and Aboriginal communities, we recognize each group has its unique culture and circumstances; and therefore, its own process preferences.

In working with Aboriginal communities, we also participate in several Joint Management Advisory and Joint Cooperation Committees which provide a forum where representatives from the community and Canadian Natural can meet regularly to discuss topics such as ongoing operations, employment and business opportunities. Read more about how we work with Aboriginal groups.

To read about our 2013 highlights of stakeholder engagements and consultation see our 2013 Report to Stakeholders.