In early 2020, we brought together leaders from across Suncor and representatives from 40 of our suppliers and industry partners to participate in an interactive forum called FORGE. The two-day event took place at the Tsuu T'ina Nation in Calgary and enabled Suncor and our key suppliers to listen, learn, transform, co-create, innovate and accelerate sustainability outcomes together.
We’re taking a long-term view when it comes to creating new solutions and new partnerships.
Microsoft and Suncor believe in the power of technology to transform business in a sustainable way. Participating in FORGE and being a contributor to its ambitious goals in transforming relationships with strategic suppliers and indigenous partners so as to accelerate innovation was a great experience. Since then it has been encouraging to see the continued dialogue and thought leadership on Sustainability in Supply Chain and areas of optimization that we have seen firsthand have real impact.
These are the right steps to take as we all become one. Looking forward to learning and growing from each other.
We have great relationships between Syncrude and Suncor and as we progress towards a single set of systems and processes, we will have to learn how to work stronger together. Brandsafway, we look to you to call us out and to lead us where you see the opportunity to do so. There is so much potential for the business and for the region.
We feel that we can bring anything to the leadership table. Combining our strengths will create more value for everyone and I am excited about taking this to the next level.
At FORGE, Wood was inspired by Suncor's engagement and transparency of the necessity of their supplier partnerships to make significant impact together within Sustainability, Indigenous Engagement, Supply Chain, Digital Innovation and Cost Reduction. Through SRM, we have been able to utilize the Joint Development Plan to document and align our objectives between our two organizations and hold ourselves accountable. This continues to strengthen our relationship and allows us to work even more collaboratively together.
My key takeaway from FORGE was the significant content from Indigenous partners and the importance to accelerate our engagement with Indigenous communities, which lead to Wood's partnership with Goodfish Lake Business Corporation and increased cultural awareness across our organization.