Valuing Environmental Protection
Environmental protection is a fundamental value of our company and this is reflected in our approach to energy development. Canadian Natural’s approach to energy development protects the environment and ensures compliance with applicable regional, national and international environmental regulations, and industry standards.
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, continuous improvement and technological innovation. 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. Our Environmental Excellence program was implemented in 2010 to enhance our environmental performance and promote continual improvement. This program provides the framework for improving communications and awareness; and proactive management of our operational practices in relation to land, water and air; and performance measurement and review. Our Environmental Excellence initiatives focus on proactively managing our footprint, protecting biodiversity, using water efficiently, and reducing emissions.
Our Environment team works together with management and all our operating divisions to ensure environmental stewardship is factored into our decision-making process. We foster a culture of environmental excellence through employee training, due diligence and communications on environmental priorities.