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Diversity and Inclusion

Inclusion & diversity

We embrace diversity of thought, experience and background to make better business decisions. We believe that through inclusion and diversity, Cenovus has the ability to solve its challenges, seize its opportunities and unlock innovative solutions.

To achieve an inclusive and diverse workplace, individuals are selected based on qualifications, merit and abilities.  We encourage applications from everyone including visible minorities, Indigenous peoples, women and persons with disabilities.

We provide a safe workplace, apply fair labour practices, treat our workforce with dignity, fairness and respect and support the principles of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Our Workplace Violence & Harassment Prevention Standard articulates our expectations of staff and highlights the values that foster a diverse and inclusive workplace.

In February 2020, our Board revised its Board Diversity Policy to reflect the company’s commitment to the principles of diversity. The policy now includes a 2025 aspirational target to have at least 40 percent of independent members represented by women, Indigenous peoples, persons with disabilities and members of visible minorities.

Inclusion & diversity leadership

Cenovus has an Inclusion & diversity advisory committee comprised of staff at all levels across the organization who share information and champion grassroots inclusion and diversity initiatives on their teams.

Cenovus has an Inclusion & diversity council, that includes senior leaders to implement inclusion and diversity initiatives at an organizational level. 

Inclusion & diversity networks

We have built a charter and governance framework for staff who would like to start a resource network and have five main networks within Cenovus.

Pride@Cenovus

PRIDE@Cenovus is a grassroots, staff-led resource group that provides education on LGBTQ+ challenges and opportunities in the workplace while fostering a safe and positive environment for all staff regardless of sexual orientation, gender identity and expression. A safe environment enables authenticity at work and drives business performance.

PRIDE@Cenovus is committed to raising awareness, forming networks for our members, improving workplace culture, and giving back to the LGBTQ+ community.

Stronger Together with W@CVE

With almost 900 members, Stronger Together with W@CVE is a grassroots, staff-led resource group that provides an engaging and empowering community to encourage all genders to develop themselves and make strategic connections. The group hosts events throughout the year, engages members through programs that build connections and capacity, shares best practices for advancing gender parity in our industry, and leads volunteer initiatives in our communities.

Fusion@Cenovus

Fusion@Cenovus is an employee resource group with a mission to bridge the cultural gaps between our employees. It aims to foster an inclusive work environment that leverages the unique perspectives and skills of all employees and promote cultural awareness and understanding to break down cultural barriers.

enABLE@Cenovus

enABLE@Cenovus focuses on promoting education, awareness, and understanding for employees who have or who are supporting individuals with physical or mental disabilities, in order to build a safe, collaborative environment where every employee's fully realized contributions drive Cenovus’s success. 

Indigenous Community Sharing Circle

(ICSC@Cenovus)

The Indigenous Community Sharing Circle strives to create a supportive environment where First Nations, Inuit, Metis employees can gather, engage, and be empowered to achieve personal, career, and community goals.  ICSC@Cenovus promotes cultural sharing and increases awareness and understanding of issues affecting Indigenous people and welcomes all employees.