Helping STARS provide life-saving care

Corporate Responsibility

Helping STARS provide life-saving care

Canadian Natural has committed $2.5 million to reinforce support for community partner STARS air ambulance, which transports and coordinates care for critically ill and injured patients throughout Western Canada. The donation will occur over a five-year period, at an amount of $500,000 a year.

“This very generous gift is the single largest corporate commitment ever made to STARS in Alberta,” says STARS President and Chief Executive, Andrea Robertson. She adds, “This gift is a reflection of Canadian Natural’s commitment to the health and safety of our communities.”

Canadian Natural has worked with and supported STARS for over 25 years, and this donation brings our total funding to $3.2 million. As a non-profit organization, STARS is reliant upon support from provincial governments, corporations and individuals to help save lives every day. Between April 2016 and April 2017, STARS flew 3,022 missions in rural, remote and small urban centers throughout Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and eastern British Columbia. It also provides support in metropolitan areas when ground transport is obstructed or in situations of disaster.

Canadian Natural President, Steve Laut says, “Working together is the foundation of our mission statement and we are proud of our long-standing partnership with STARS. Safety is a core value at Canadian Natural and we are pleased to work with STARS to help provide a safe environment for our employees, their families and our neighbours.”

This partnership supports better care and recovery outcomes for patients by helping provide a safety net for the communities where we operate and live — enhancing our emergency response for our employees and the community at large, acts as long-term savings to our healthcare system. This proactive approach aligns with Canadian Natural’s front-line driven safety culture where everyone contributes to making the workplace safer. It also aligns with our approach of working closely with communities near our operations to help build strong communities and lasting relationships.

For more information on our partnership with STARS and their impact in the communities read our Feature Story by Andrea Robertson, STARS President and CEO, in our 2015 Stewardship Report to Stakeholders on page 19.

Fomer Canadian Natural Sr. Vice-President Thermal, Terry Jocksch; Canadian Natural Sr. Vice-President Exploration, Ken Stagg; STARS President and CEO, Andrea Robertson; Canadian Natural President, Steve Laut; Canadian Natural Executive Vice President, Canadian Field Operations, Scott Stauth