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Social Acceptance Committee

The committee collaborates to envision, define, and realize a shared vision of Alberta's triple future - encompassing environmental, economic, and social outcomes - through natural resource development.

Committee Leader: Peter Read, Syncrude Canada

2016 Committee Update


  • In cooperation with other ACR committees and working groups, identifies and shares examples of industry accomplishments and best practices.
  • Has focused on development of a strategy to seek broader input on Alberta's triple future - listening as much as talking - through a data-driven approach to more effectively engage in and better understand public conversations around resource industry issues.
  • Resulting "Genuine Dialogue" project was proposed and scaled up by the University of Alberta's Faculty of Engineering, and a viable proof-of-concept phase 1 was completed last year. The researchers continue to refine the methodology for implementation within companies (early adopters).

Recent outcomes:

  • Maintains a watching brief to identify priority issues.

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