Sustainability

Community investment

How we give back

If this year has taught us anything, it’s the power of community. While Imperial provides reliable fuel to Canadians to keep our country moving, our role as a leading energy producer begins in the communities where we live and work. Our investments represent a shared commitment to keeping our communities resilient and improving quality of life.

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Why we invest

Shared value is the foundation of our partnerships. While meeting community needs, we also use the following criteria to guide our investment decisions:

  1. Strengthens relationships with our community members and other external audiences
  2. Results in positive outcomes in our areas of operation
     - ON (GTA, Southern Ontario, Sarnia, Nanticoke, Ottawa)
      - AB (Edmonton, Athabasca/Fort McMurray, Cold Lake,
        Strathcona County, Calgary)
      - Norman Wells, NWT
      - NL and Labrador
  3. Offers employee engagement and/or volunteering opportunities
  4. Supports workforce skill development and inclusion and diversity
  5. Aligns with community investment focus area(s)

Our focus areas

 

Innovation & sustainability

It’s no secret. The energy industry faces big challenges. Climate change, and responsible stewardship of land and water are what drives progress here at Imperial. Energy is important to society and, more than ever, we need to empower creative thinking in our teams and in our communities. That’s why we invest in causes that:

  • Support Canada’s energy transition to a lower-carbon economy
  • Solve energy challenges by addressing risks of climate change and make environmental improvements in water, land and air
  • Inspire creative thinking and drive innovation in trades, technology and workforce development

Indigenous leadership and capacity building

We want to be in relationship with Indigenous communities. Real relationships must be nurtured all the time – not just when you need something. Long-term, real relationships mean we work together, and the benefits of our progress go both ways. We invest in:

  • Supporting women and youth leadership
  • Building workforce and business capacity
  • Expanding access to traditional learning

Strong operating communities

We want to empower communities to be resilient, safe and prosperous. We work to address local need and invest in solutions that: 

  • Provide innovative experiences to youth
  • Improve access to education in STEM
  • Foster environmental conservation and protection
  • Improve quality of life

Innovation & sustainability

It’s no secret. The energy industry faces big challenges. Climate change, and responsible stewardship of land and water are what drives progress here at Imperial. Energy is important to society and, more than ever, we need to empower creative thinking in our teams and in our communities. That’s why we invest in causes that:

  • Support Canada’s energy transition to a lower-carbon economy
  • Solve energy challenges by addressing risks of climate change and make environmental improvements in water, land and air
  • Inspire creative thinking and drive innovation in trades, technology and workforce development

Indigenous leadership and capacity building

We want to be in relationship with Indigenous communities. Real relationships must be nurtured all the time – not just when you need something. Long-term, real relationships mean we work together, and the benefits of our progress go both ways. We invest in:

  • Supporting women and youth leadership
  • Building workforce and business capacity
  • Expanding access to traditional learning

Strong operating communities

We want to empower communities to be resilient, safe and prosperous. We work to address local need and invest in solutions that: 

  • Provide innovative experiences to youth
  • Improve access to education in STEM
  • Foster environmental conservation and protection
  • Improve quality of life

Meet our requirements?

We give to hundreds of organizations across Canada every year who meet our eligibility requirements. If you would like to apply for funding, please make sure you are eligible to apply.

We will review your application to ensure eligibility criteria are met. You’ll hear back from us within a minimum of four to six weeks of your application submission.

2020 annual application closure: Donation applications must be submitted by November 6, 2020. After this date, the online application system will close for the remainder of the year. Imperial and ExxonMobil companies in Canada’s community investment program will open in February 2021.

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