Our commitment to the communities where we work and live is something we take seriously. We connect with residents of Aboriginal and other local communities regularly to discuss our projects and answer questions – whether it’s through face-to-face meetings, open houses, participation in community events, mainstream and social media or tours of our operations.

Recognizing that every community is different, we focus on their individual needs, going beyond making financial donations and aiming to develop opportunities that create long-term economic and social value for residents.

Whenever possible, we hire locally and use businesses and services from the areas around our operations. We also work with community partners to find ways to create programs, provide in-kind support and host and sponsor events. Our employees and their families also get involved through volunteer activities.

Reinforcing respect in the communities where we operate and with our workers

Expect Respect™ is a Cenovus-wide program with a focus on respect in the workplace and in the communities where we operate. It’s about being a good neighbour and addressing concerns often associated with oil and gas operations such as noise, dust and traffic. The program also provides a mechanism for residents to communicate with us about our performance.

We want communities near our projects to share in the benefits associated with our operations, and to know they can expect respect in everything we do. Our set of guiding principles outlines what we expect of our employees, contractors and service providers who work on behalf of our company to take care of the environment and do right by local communities.