Social

Social

As a leading North American operator, we believe we must use our position to improve lives and drive progress. With oversight from our Board of Directors, we engage with our external stakeholders and workforce to ensure we are both proud of our results and how they are achieved.

Our commitment to social responsibility ensures our business practices support the safety, sustainability and quality of life for our stakeholders, including our team and the communities where we operate.

We drive ESG progress by protecting and valuing our workforce, strengthening the communities we call home and respecting the rights of all. Not only are these the right things to do, but they drive better business outcomes. Our aim is to work in partnership to build a sustainable future together. We are focused on making tomorrow better than today.

  • Achieved our safest year ever in 2021 for the eighth consecutive year
  • Launched a renewed social commitment to define what we expect of ourselves and our strategic partnerships – respecting our stakeholders and Indigenous partners, strengthening communities and fostering inclusion
  • Provided Inclusive Leadership training to increase diversity awareness for all our leaders, which will be rolled out to all employees in 2022
  • Continued to invest in our communities, including providing scholarships to students from underrepresented groups who are pursuing careers in our sector

Together with our employees, our social commitment is to be a force for good in the areas where we operate by respecting our stakeholders and Indigenous partners, strengthening our communities and fostering a culture of inclusion. Our foundational values of trust, integrity, respect, safety and sustainability guide our approach and define what we expect of ourselves and our strategic partnerships.

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EOP

We understand the necessity of having strong relationships with the communities where we operate. We have dedicated local team members engaging directly with residents, governments and other stakeholders to answer questions and discuss our operational processes and plans. They are focused on listening and responding to community concerns.

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Community

We recognize the unique rights of Indigenous Peoples consistent with the principles set out in the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. We actively work to address concerns and any potential operational impacts on their rights. Our Indigenous Relations Guidelines outline our commitment to working with Indigenous communities on economic development and community investment focused on wellness, education and cultural preservation. 

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We recognize that our role begins in the communities where we live and work. We are committed to being a force for good — maximizing our investments to create social value, fostering trusted relations and helping sustain healthy and vibrant communities.   

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Our commitment to an inclusive culture that embraces diversity of thought, background and experience was reinforced by our Board and executive team through our renewed social commitment framework. We want to create an industry and a company where everyone is welcome.

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Safety is more than a priority — it is a foundational value and behavioral trait at Ovintiv. In 2021, we delivered the company’s safest year for the eighth consecutive year.

We work to improve our safety performance every day — believing that occupational injuries and illnesses are preventable. Ensuring the safety of our staff, suppliers, the public and surrounding communities is one of our company values and a basic tenet of managing our operations. If something can’t be done safely, then it shouldn’t be done on an Ovintiv site. 

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At Ovintiv, we take an integrated multi-basin approach to supply chain management. Our supply management team is woven into all levels of our organization, from corporate operations to our field teams.

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Our success is a direct result of the talent of our team and our ability to work together to achieve company goals. We work hard to put our best ideas into action—making energy development more advanced, efficient and safer than ever before.

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Employee Wellness

We recognize the fundamental importance of human rights and the need for all of us to ensure these rights are upheld. Our respect for human rights is embodied in the way we operate and conduct ourselves—guided by our foundational values of Safety, Integrity, Respect, Trust and Sustainability.

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