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Filed under: April 2008

Sustainable Oil Sands?

I’ve just spent a couple of hours examining an impressive document, perhaps the most remarkable of its kind produced by any corporation in the world. The publication is entitled, “A closer look at our journey towards sustainable development”, and is compiled using Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. The GRI is a large multi-stakeholder network of thousands of experts in dozens of countries worldwide, who are participating in efforts to establish a sustainability reporting framework that is standardized and transparent, and which allows organizations to account for their economic, environmental and social performance.

When this company says they are going to take a closer look, they do mean it. The report details their progress across hundreds of categories related to the social and environmental impact of their operations. Continue…

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