We believe that climate change risks warrant action and it’s going to take all of us — business, governments and consumers — to make meaningful progress.
Imperial has the same concerns as people everywhere – to provide the world with needed energy while reducing GHG emissions. Imperial is committed to taking action on climate change and believes that the long-term objective of a climate change policy should be to reduce the risk of serious impacts to humanity and to ecosystems at minimum societal cost, while recognizing the importance of safe, reliable, affordable and abundant energy for global economic development.
Climate change is a global issue that requires collaboration among governments, companies, consumers and other stakeholders to create meaningful solutions. Imperial engages with a broad range of stakeholders directly and through trade associations to encourage sound policy for addressing climate change risks.
The company believes effective policies are those that:
- Promote global participation;
- Allow market prices to drive the selection of solutions;
- Ensure a uniform and predictable cost of GHG emissions across the economy;
- Minimize complexity and administrative costs;
- Maximize transparency;
- Provide flexibility for future adjustments to react to developments in technology, climate science and policy.
When such principles inform public policy, they minimize overall societal costs and allow markets to determine the technologies that will be most successful. They also help long-term policies align with differing national priorities as well as adapt to new global realities.
Imperial supports an economy-wide price on carbon dioxide emissions as an efficient policy mechanism to address GHG emissions. We also support the Paris Agreement as an important framework.
Air emissionsWe’re working hard to reduce our impact on air quality, including reducing flaring and recovering over 99 percent of solution gas produced by our operations.
Energy and carbon summaryImperial is well-positioned to help support Canada in responsible energy development and production.
Progressive reclamationWe are actively salvaging, segregating and storing soil, and collecting and banking native seeds at our oil sands operations so that these valuable reclamation materials are readily available in the future.