Access various report documents using the links below.
Print a PDF version of Cenovus’s 2016 corporate responsibility report (includes data and index & supplement).
The data in this report is based on available information from January 1, 2016 through December 31, 2016 for the corporate entities in which Cenovus was the operator. This includes 100 percent of the FCCL partnership projects we operated in 2016, but does not include the Deep Basin conventional assets we acquired and became the operator of in 2017. Data for the new Deep Basin assets will be integrated into next year’s report. A detailed summary of the reporting boundaries for this report can be found in the GRI G4 index & supplement below.
Cenovus's corporate responsibility report has been prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) G4 guidelines to the ‘Core’ option. We also align our performance metrics with the guidelines set out by the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers’ Responsible Canadian Energy Program.
We value external assurance of corporate responsibility performance indicators because it helps us to create a credible and trusted report so stakeholders have confidence in the reliability of what we report. As we evolve our corporate responsibility report and assurance program, we continue to look for ways to enhance the credibility of our reporting systems and the accuracy of our data. We’ve obtained third-party assurance for each of our corporate responsibility reports since our company was created in 2009.
For the year ended December 31, 2016, Ernst & Young (EY) provided us with limited assurance on 15 corporate responsibility indicators. Additionally, EY provided reasonable assurance on our three greenhouse gas (GHG) indicators. This included a rigorous review of the related data in our reporting systems and processes for compiling these indicators to conclude that our GHG indicators are, in all material respects, accurate and prepared in accordance with the relevant criteria. With the growing importance of carbon accounting and reporting in our industry, we’re even more committed to measuring and reporting accurate and complete information.
Additionally, through our membership with London Benchmarking Group (LBG) Canada, we undergo a yearly review of our community investment portfolio to a reasonable level of assurance. The audit helps us understand the total value of our cash and in-kind donations and employee volunteer hours and donations to the community as well as our program management costs.