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Sustainability Report
Values Matter
2016 Sustainability Report
Anthony Marino
President and CEO

Our 2017 sustainability report

Vermilion is playing a meaningful role in the energy transition that is unfolding globally, and we are doing so with an unwavering commitment to our priorities of health and safety, environmental protection, and economic prosperity. As we release our fourth sustainability report, I am proud of Vermilion’s achievements in sustainability, our contribution to long-term economic growth, and the way we have demonstrated that delivering shareholder value goes hand-in-hand with delivering sustainability.

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Replacing infrastructure at our Southeast Saskatchewan assets enabled us to significantly reduce methane emissions
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At our Corporate Day of Caring at Grow Calgary’s urban farm, our families made some artful contributions to the harvesting and maintenance activities.
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Our staff participated in a variety of environmental and social projects during our Netherlands Day of Caring, including at local food banks.
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Our produced water is providing free geothermal heat for an ecohousing neighbourhood in La Teste, France, in which 30% of the units are reserved for social housing.
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Our US business unit supports their local food bank several times a year, with both funding and people power.
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In 2017, we launched our Global Emergency Responder Program, providing community investment funding to first responder partners in all of our business units – including the STARS helicopters in Alberta and Saskatchewan (shown here) and the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia.
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In The Netherlands (shown here) and France, Vermilion supports marine rescue organizations through our Global Emergency Responder community investment program. We also support landmine removal in Croatia and fire departments in the US and Germany.
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The Global Goals

Launched in 2015, the Global Goals for Sustainable Development (SDGs) are a universal call to action to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure that all people enjoy peace and prosperity. Vermilion is already making a strong contribution to many of the SDGs through our business strategy that focuses on the importance of our people, the environment and our communities in our pursuit of long-term, sustainable and inclusive growth.

Click on each SDG below to see how we align our work with the goal, and how we are measuring our impact. You can also see how we’re embedding the goals within our sustainability strategy by visiting the dashboard page of each of our main sections, and by looking for the SDG icons throughout our report.

Un Goal 01 - No Poverty Goal 02 - Zero Hunger Goal 03 - Good Health and Well-being Goal 04 - Quality Education Goal 05 - Gender Equality Goal 06 - Clean Water and Sanitation Goal 07 - Affordable and Clean Energy Goal 08 - Decent Work and Economic Growth Goal 09 - Indusry, Innovation and Infrastructure Goal 10 - Reduced Inequalities Goal 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities Goal 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production Goal 13 - Climate Action Goal 14 - Life Below Water Goal 15 - Life on Land Goal 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions Goal 17 - Partnerships for the Goals
In 2017, Vermilion:
  • produced almost 25 million boe of oil and gas
  • generated net revenue of approximately $1 billion
  • Paid close to $138 million in wages and benefits to our employees
  • distributed more than $311 million in dividends
    to our shareholders
  • paid close to $107 million in taxes and royalties
    in our operating jurisdictions
  • invested more than $1.8 million in community support
  • devoted almost $27 million to protecting our environment
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