Four Oil and Gas Companies Recognized for Stewardship Excellence

May 30, 2008 - Calgary, Alberta

Devon Canada Corporation, Chevron Canada Resources, Petro-Canada, and Imperial Oil Resources were honoured last night during the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers' (CAPP) seventh annual Steward of Excellence Awards Dinner.

Keynote speaker, Chris Turner, author of Geography of Hope: A Tour of the World We Need, addressed almost 400 representatives of the upstream oil and gas industry and stakeholders from government, community groups and environmental organizations at a ceremony to recognize exceptional efforts and performance by CAPP member companies.

"The Canadian upstream oil and gas industry understands the importance of developing resources in a balanced and responsible manner, working closely with stakeholders and communicating openly and honestly to build strong, lasting relationships with the communities where we operate," said Brian Maynard, CAPP Vice President, Stewardship and Public Affairs. "These awards recognize some of the exceptional work being undertaken by our member companies."

The four recipient companies demonstrated:

  • Actions that contribute to positive, long-term relationships with industry's key stakeholders
  • Senior leadership and commitment to Stewardship principles
  • Actions above and beyond regulatory performance
  • Improved performance across the industry through shared data and best practices
  • Creativity and innovation in progressing standards of stewardship for the industry

The winners were selected from 28 entries submitted to a panel of independent judges that included representatives from industry stakeholders. All of the companies that made submissions demonstrated a continued commitment to Stewardship in environment, health and safety, and social performance. One company received special recognition with the President's Award.

The following companies were honoured in these specific categories:

  • Environmental Performance:
    Petro-Canada, Flare Pit Decommission and Flaring Upgrade Program

  • Health and Safety Performance:
    Chevron Canada Resources, Zero is Attainable

  • Social Performance:
    Imperial Oil Resources, Native Internship Program

  • President's Award:
    Devon Canada Corporation, Jackfish Project - Using Saline Water for Steam