Innovation and safety drive Imperial Oil's citizenship results

    
       Review Imperial's environmental commitments and performance in
                  newly issued Corporate Citizenship Report

    In 2009, Imperial:
    -   Achieved best-ever employee and contractor safety results
    -   Cut total greenhouse gas emissions by 14 per cent from 2005 levels
    -   Contributed $2.5 million to support a national Aboriginal women's
        leadership program
    -   Invested $92 million in Aboriginal businesses through procurement
        contracts
    

CALGARY, July 20 /CNW/ - Imperial Oil today released its 2009 Corporate Citizenship Report (http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/community_ccr2009.aspx). The report highlights how Imperial is responding to significant growth in energy demand with responsible resource development.

"Our long-term business success depends on our ability to provide energy responsibly," said Bruce March, Imperial's chairman, president and chief executive officer. "We believe we can accomplish this goal by integrating environmental protection, economic growth and social advancement into all aspects of our business planning. While we are proud of our successes, we are always looking for ways to be better at what we do."

Current events have focused significant global attention on oil and gas development, and Imperial's 2009 report includes a discussion about the company's approach to environmental protection. "Imperial remains committed to integrating environmental priorities and improvement into business plans and strategies," said March. "We are committed to working with regulators, communities and other stakeholders to achieve these goals."

To learn more about Imperial's citizenship activities and results, download the 2009 Corporate Citizenship Report (http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/community_ccr2009.aspx) or view the Summary Report (http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/Files/2009_summary_CCR.pdf). To join the discussion, share your feedback (http://www.imperialoil.ca/Canada-English/Imports/contactus_contact.aspx?CountryCode=OL&Language=English).

Imperial Oil is one of Canada's largest corporations and a leading member of the country's petroleum industry. The company is a major producer of crude oil and natural gas, Canada's largest petroleum refiner and a leading marketer with a coast-to-coast supply network that includes about 1,850 retail service stations.

SOURCE Imperial Oil Limited

For further information: For further information: Laura Bishop, Public Affairs, (403) 237-2710


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