Corporate Responsibility


Valuing Environmental Protection

Canadian Natural’s approach to energy development focuses on continuous improvement and innovation to protect the environment across our operations. We manage and minimize the environmental impacts of our operations throughout all phases of our projects, from planning through design, operation, and final reclamation. We do this through effective implementation of comprehensive environmental practices and investments into research and development.

Our Environmental Management System (EMS) provides the framework for managing each operating area and activity through performance in the areas of air, land and water, as well as ensuring regulatory compliance. This proactive approach is helping us improve our performance and reduce our environmental footprint.

We also work with stakeholders such as industry peers and Aboriginal communities to implement and share best practices.

Environmental Excellence Program

Our goal is to develop resources in a responsible way to achieve Environmental Excellence. Our Environmental Excellence program was implemented in 2010 to enhance our environmental performance and promote continual improvement. Through this program we proactively manage our operational practices to manage our footprint, protect biodiversity, use water efficiently, and reduce emissions.

We foster a culture of environmental excellence through employee training, due diligence and communications on environmental priorities. Our Environment team works together with management and all our operating divisions to ensure environmental stewardship is factored into our decision-making process. For example, Environment, Safety and Production teams work together to improve processes and our performance. Read our Doing it Right section to learn about our environmental and safety initiatives.

For information on our environmental performance, check our 2015 Stewardship Report to Stakeholders.