We recognize the special relationship communities have with the land, wildlife and the natural environment. We engage with local stakeholders to gain an understanding of the areas and species important to communities. This includes:
- Respecting the unique knowledge of communities, particularly Indigenous communities, in managing their local environment and conserving biodiversity.
- Seeking to learn from stakeholders as we develop mitigation strategies for any potential environmental or socioeconomic impacts.
- Supporting research and educational initiatives.
- Engaging in collaboration and benchmarking with industry organizations both on the regional/local and the global level.
International collaboration and engagement includes our membership in IPIECA and our participation on the Biodiversity and Ecosystems Working Group and our membership in the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP). Additionally, we participate in local and regional community and industry groups related to addressing local biodiversity risks including:
- U.S. Lower 48: U.S. Fish & Wildlife Joint Ventures
- Canada: Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA), Alberta Association for Conservation Offsets (AACO)
- Australia: Gas Industry Social & Environmental Research Alliance, Gladstone Healthy Harbour Partnership, Port Curtis Integrated Monitoring Program, and the Australian Institute of Marine Sciences