Clearly identifying risk is fundamental to excellence in safety, security, health and environmental performance. We build it into all levels and areas of our business through our Operations Integrity Management System (OIMS).
Imperial has the same concerns as people everywhere – how to provide the world with the energy it needs while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. We are committed to positive action on climate change and dedicated to reducing the risk in the most efficient way for society.
We’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.
In addition to the use of tools that improve our understanding of local biodiversity conditions and ecosystem services through the life stages of our operations, we support a number of research and collaborative efforts to conserve and monitor biological resources.
We 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.
Fluid tailings are common to all surface mining operations and are comprised of the water, clay, sand, and residual bitumen that is left over when the bitumen is separated from the sand.
We are focused on preventing spills and, if a spill does occur, ensuring a rapid, comprehensive response. In pursuit of our goal of zero spills, we continually develop and improve risk management, operations integrity, spill prevention processes and containment capabilities.
Water and energy are interrelated, and both are critical for society, economic development and the environment. We are committed to minimizing the impacts of our water withdrawals, consumption and discharges.