Who we are

We’re Canada’s largest oil sands producers working together to address climate change. Our six companies operate about 95% of Canada’s oil sands production.

The Pathways Alliance organization includes our ambitious plan to achieve our goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA)’s environmental innovation work focused on reducing industry’s impacts to air, water and land while accelerating tailings reclamation, and the Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA)’s long-standing commitment of being a collaborative partner in the community to help manage socioeconomic impacts and benefits.

Our mission

Our goal is to achieve net zero greenhouse gas emissions from our operations by 2050, while supplying the energy the world needs. That’s why we’re working with the federal and provincial governments to help meet Canada’s climate goals.

Collaboration will get us there

Finding realistic and workable solutions to the challenge of climate change, depends on industry-government collaboration.

Learn more

You can find out more about each of the companies that make up the Pathways Alliance here:

Canadian Natural
Cenovus Energy
ConocoPhillips Canada
Imperial
MEG Energy
Suncor

What we believe

We know Canadian ingenuity, leadership and collaboration can solve the climate challenge. And the most effective way forward will come from new technologies.

We believe

  • Climate change is a critical challenge and we play an important role in achieving a sustainable future.
  • Our commitment and know-how can bring our oil production to net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.
  • The way forward is through collaboration between industry, government, Indigenous communities and stakeholders.

Joining forces as Pathways Alliance

We are pleased to announce that Oil Sands Pathways to Net Zero Alliance, Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) and the Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) are all coming together as one organization called Pathways Alliance.  

By becoming one organization, Pathways Alliance will further amplify our industry’s collaborative efforts. It will include the Pathways Alliance’s ambitious plan to achieve our goal of net zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050, COSIA’s environmental innovation work focused on reducing industry’s impacts to air, water and land while accelerating tailings reclamation, and OSCA’s long-standing commitment of being a collaborative partner in the community to help manage socioeconomic impacts and benefits.  

COSIA

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) collaborates and innovates. Their vision is to enable responsible and sustainable growth of Canada’s oil sands while delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation.

COSIA brings together leading thinkers from industry, government, academia and the wider public to improve measurement, accountability and environmental performance in the oil sands in four priority areas. These four Environmental Priority Areas (EPAs) are greenhouse gases, land, water and tailings.

OSCA

The Oil Sands Community Alliance (OSCA) builds shared value and healthy communities to enable the sustainable development of Canada’s oil sands and the region where we operate. We use a collaborative approach to facilitate engagement among stakeholders including municipalities, government and industry. Collaboration builds relationships and creates opportunities for dialogue, information exchange and shared success.

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Forward-looking statements are based on current expectations, estimates, projections and assumptions at the time the statements are made. Actual future results, including expectations and assumptions concerning: demand growth and energy source, supply and mix; amount and timing of emissions reductions; the adoption and impact of new facilities or technologies, including on reductions to GHG emissions; project plans, timing, costs, technical evaluations and capacities, and the ability to effectively execute on these plans and operate assets; that any required support for the pathways from the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada will be provided; applicable laws and government policies, including climate change and restrictions in response to COVID-19; production rates, growth and mix; general market conditions; and capital and environmental expenditures, could differ materially depending on a number of factors. These factors include global, regional or local changes in supply and demand for oil, natural gas, and petroleum and petrochemical products and the resulting price, differential and margin impacts; political or regulatory events, including changes in law or government policy and actions in response to COVID-19; the receipt, in a timely manner, of regulatory and third-party approvals including for new technologies; lack of required support from the Government of Alberta and the Government of Canada; environmental risks inherent in oil and gas exploration and production activities; environmental regulation, including climate change and GHG regulation and changes to such regulation; availability and allocation of capital; availability and performance of third-party service providers; unanticipated technical or operational difficulties; project management and schedules and timely completion of projects; reservoir analysis and performance; unexpected technological developments; the results of research programs and new technologies, and ability to bring new technologies to commercial scale on a cost-competitive basis; operational hazards and risks; general economic conditions, including the occurrence and duration of economic recessions; and other factors referenced by the companies’ in their most recent respective annual reports and management’s discussion and analysis, as applicable.

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