Imperial Oil outlines citizenship progress and commitments



    
    Review Imperial's environmental performance and other important results
                     in 2008 Corporate Citizenship Report

    In 2008, Imperial:

    -  Cut total greenhouse gas emissions by four per cent
    -  Invested $105 million in Aboriginal businesses through procurement
       contracts
    -  Improved employee safety performance by 17 per cent
    -  Contributed $12.1 million to more than 600 community initiatives
       across Canada
    

    CALGARY, June 25 /CNW/ - Imperial Oil today released its 2008 Corporate
Citizenship Report. The report highlights the company's performance protecting
water, land and air in its current operations, and outlines its future
environmental plans for oil sands development.
    "Our stakeholders expect us to meet the demand for energy in an
environmentally responsible manner," said Bruce March, Imperial Oil's
chairman, president and chief executive officer. A significant portion of our
success as a business is our record of delivering strong environmental
performance."
    Legitimate environmental concerns surround oil sands development. The
2008 report includes a discussion about the challenge facing the oil and gas
industry to minimize its footprint while meeting energy demand. "Our work is
not done and we will continue to invest in research and technology to ensure
we develop the oil sands responsibly and get it right," said March. "We
encourage stakeholder dialogue about our approach to balancing energy,
environmental and economic priorities."
    To learn more about Imperial's citizenship activities and results,
download the <a href="http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/Corporate_Citizenship/CC_Downloads08.asp">2008 Corporate Citizenship Report</a> or view the <a href="http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/Corporate_Citizenship/CC_Citizenship08.asp">Summary Report</a>. To
join the discussion, <a href="http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/forms/ContactUsIOL.aspx">share your feedback</a>.

    Imperial Oil is one of Canada's largest corporations and a leading member
of the country's petroleum industry. It is one of the country's largest
producers of crude oil and natural gas, is the largest petroleum refiner, and
has a leading market share in petroleum products sold through a coast-to-coast
supply network that includes about 1,900 service stations.





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