ConocoPhillips Canada operates the Surmont project in the Athabasca oil sands region. We recognize that our operations and areas of development in this region impact nearby communities, and overlap with traditional Aboriginal territories. Therefore, we engage with our stakeholders to understand their values and interests, learn their expectations of us, and then incorporate what we learn into our business plans and actions. We seek early and continuous engagement with our stakeholders because we want to build trust, garner respect, and develop mutually beneficial relationships with them.
Through engagement we share a variety of benefits with nearby communities to ensure that our work positively impacts communities, now and in the future. These benefits include community investments, capacity building and local contracting opportunities.