Four Oil and Gas Companies Recognized for 2007 Stewardship Excellence

May 16, 2007 - Calgary, Alberta

ConocoPhillips Canada, BP Canada Energy Company, EnCana Corporation, and Suncor Energy Inc. were honoured today during the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers' (CAPP) sixth annual Steward of Excellence Awards.

Neil McCrank, outgoing Chair of the Alberta Energy and Utilities Board addressed more than 350 representatives of the upstream oil and gas industry and stakeholders from government, community groups and environmental organizations at a ceremony to recognize exceptional efforts by CAPP member companies.

"All CAPP members companies must make a commitment to Stewardship. This means they are dedicated to developing resources in a balanced and responsible manner, working closely with stakeholders and communicating openly and honestly to build sustained relationships with the communities where they operate," said Brian Maynard, CAPP Vice President, Stewardship and Public Affairs. "These awards demonstrate their commitment to continuous improvement in environment, health, safety and social performance."

The four award-winning companies demonstrated:

  • Actions that contribute to positive, long-term relationships with industry's key stakeholders
  • Demonstration of senior leadership and commitment to Stewardship principles Actions above and beyond regulatory performance
  • Improved performance across the industry through shared data and best practices
  • Actions that demonstrate innovation and set a new standard for the industry

They were selected from 21 entries submitted to a panel of independent judges that included representatives from industry stakeholders. The companies demonstrated, through the projects they nominated, a continued commitment to Stewardship in environment, health and safety or social performance. One company received special recognition with the President's Award.

The following companies were honoured in these specific categories:

Environmental Performance
ConocoPhillips Canada
Fugitive Emission and Detection Measurement Pilot Study

Health and Safety Performance
BP Canada Energy Company
Make a Difference Today Program

Social Performance
EnCana Corporation
Courtesy Matters

President's Award
Suncor Energy Inc.
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