For social performance, particularly the work of the OSLI Sustainable Communities Working Group, please visit the Sustainable Communities Initiative.
The Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI) has grown from its early roots, moving to a number of organizations that encourage continued broad industry-wide collaboration.
We’ve come together to serve one common goal: improving the oil sands industry’s responsible development of Alberta’s bitumen resource. OSLI’s vision is to achieve world-class environmental, social and economic performance in developing Canada’s oil sands resource. Together, we’ll build innovative solutions to our mutual challenges.
"There are currently challenges with the oil sands resource and OSLI is dealing directly with both the environmental and the social challenges to really ensure that in extracting energy and providing it to the world, we are at the same time making the world a better place."
John LeGrow, ConocoPhillips Canada
For OSLI, collaboration is about inclusiveness, with OSLI and non-OSLI oil sands companies, and with research institutes and universities throughout the world. We seek solutions. And we’re using a number of different approaches to encourage out-of-the-box thinking, and access new and innovative ideas from diverse companies and individuals throughout the world.
The Oil Sands Leadership Initiative (OSLI) is a collaborative network of companies operating in the Canadian oil sands. Each OSLI company develops its assets individually, but works collaboratively to achieve significant improvements in key performance areas: environmental sustainability, social well-being and economic viability. To formalize this approach, in April 2010 ConocoPhillips Canada, Nexen Inc., Statoil Canada, Suncor Energy Inc. and Total E&P Canada Ltd. signed the OSLI Charter, agreeing to work collaboratively on non-competitive issues, and share research and best practices. Shell Canada joined in 2011.
The initiative is founded on a common understanding among OSLI members of the need to work together to meet the challenges of responsible development.
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