Suncor Energy Inc.

Suncor Energy Inc.

May 17, 2007 00:00 ET

Suncor Energy safety initiative receives CAPP President's Award

Calgary, Alberta, Canada (May 17, 2007) — Suncor Energy's Journey to Zero safety initiative received the President's Award last night in the 2007 Stewards of Excellence Awards of the Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP).

Suncor launched Journey to Zero in 2002 to promote superior safety performance across the company during a time of significant growth.

Through Journey to Zero, Suncor is aiming to embed a safety culture into every aspect of its business. Activities have included a number of in-depth safety training sessions and workshops for employees and contractors, as well as several small everyday actions to raise awareness of safety, engage employees in solutions and change unsafe behaviour.

By the end of 2006, Suncor had made significant progress in two key measures of safety performance: the frequency of lost-time injuries among Suncor employees and contractors had fallen by two-thirds, while the frequency of recordable injuries was cut by nearly half compared to 2002.
"Thanks to tremendous effort by our employees and contractors, safety is becoming integrated into the way we do business," says Steve Williams, Suncor's chief operating officer.  "This unwavering commitment to safety is essential for a busy, growing company like Suncor and we remain focused on achieving our vision of a workplace free of occupational injuries and illnesses."
First awarded in 2001, CAPP's Steward of Excellence Awards were created to foster improvements in environmental,  health, safety and social performance by recognizing outstanding efforts by its members. The President's Award recognizes activities or projects that focus on or integrate any of these categories.  

Suncor Energy Inc. is an integrated energy company headquartered in Calgary, Alberta. Suncor's oil sands business, located near Fort McMurray, Alberta, extracts and upgrades oil sands and markets refinery feedstock and diesel fuel, while operations throughout western Canada produce natural gas. Suncor operates a refining and marketing business in Ontario with retail distribution under the Sunoco brand. U.S.A. downstream assets include pipeline and refining operations in Colorado and Wyoming and retail sales in the Denver area under the Phillips 66® brand. Suncor's common shares (symbol: SU) are listed on the Toronto and New York stock exchanges.

Suncor Energy (U.S.A.) Inc. is an authorized licensee of the Phillips 66® brand and marks in the state of Colorado. Sunoco in Canada is separate and unrelated to Sunoco in the United States, which is owned by Sunoco, Inc. of Philadelphia.

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