Throughout September and October, Suncor will be reaching out to our neighbors and stakeholders to solicit feedback regarding our communications and relationships with the surrounding community. We will use a mix of one-on-one interviews, focus groups and online and telephone surveys – in both English and Spanish – to gather feedback from a variety of community members. Due to COVID-19, research will be conducted virtually.
With approximately 500 employees based in the Denver-metro area, we want to be a better neighbor and community partner. We want to have a positive impact on the place where we also live, work and play.
The feedback we receive will inform the development of systems and processes by which we will communicate and share data with the community and stakeholders in the future.
Suncor is conducting this outreach so that we can listen first and then respond to the needs of the local community. This engagement process is also being conducted as part of our recent agreement with the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment (CDPHE), portions of which were included in recent legislation.
We are working with an independent, third-party research firm to collect feedback. Individual responses will be kept anonymous, confidential and reported in total only.
Questions will cover topics like how respondents consume news and information, their expectations of businesses including Suncor, and how effective they think our communications has been previously.
The survey is designed to gather feedback on how we can better communicate about our business and keep the community informed about operations and activities, as well as how they want to communicate with us.
The survey will be open to the public and can be accessed at suncorlistens.com. We encourage community members to share the survey with family, friends and neighbors so we can gather their feedback, as well. Community members that live within the Denver metro area and Commerce City will be able to access the survey.
For Suncor, caring for our community and our earth is part of our purpose, which is “To provide trusted energy that enhances people’s lives, while caring for each other and the earth.” Suncor wants to play a role in Colorado’s energy future, while making sound investments and driving environmental improvements. We have a hardworking and dedicated workforce who are committed to doing great work, including volunteering their time and talent in our communities where we have operations.
Our Commerce City refinery is the only petroleum refinery in Colorado and one of the largest in the Rocky Mountain region. The refinery is a major supplier of gasoline and diesel fuel for Coloradoans and provides jet fuel used at Denver International Airport. It is also the state’s primary producer of paving-grade asphalt for Colorado’s roads.