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1.2 Reduce at least by half the proportion of people living in poverty

Homelessness and Poverty

The Vermilion Energy Family Centre at Wood’s Homes in Calgary has supported families, including children, youth and their parents / caregivers, since opening in June 2015.


  2.1 End hunger and ensure access by all people to safe, nutritious and sufficient food Homelessness & Poverty 

Our funding focus on homelessness and poverty encompasses several programs that support ending hunger, including our Days of Caring:

Canada: Through our Healthy Start Program, we are ensuring children and youth at ~24 schools in our operating areas have access to healthy, nutritious food, helping fuel their bodies and their minds.


  3.6 Halve global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents

Health & Safety Promotion

We established our Global Emergency Responder Program in 2017, to support critical equipment and training needs for emergency medevac and similar services in all of our business units.

In Ireland we are proud to support Mayo Community Incident Rapid Response, helping ensure volunteer medical personnel respond to critical illness or significant injury emergency calls.

  15.5 Action to reduce degradation of natural habitat, halt the loss of biodiversity and protect and prevent the extinction of threatened species Environmental Stewardship

We established our Global Environmental Stewardship Program in 2018 supporting community-based conservation initiatives. Through this program, our donations will help protect the ecosystems and biodiversity that are important to the communities around our operational areas.

In Australia we are proud to support Black Cockatoo Preservation Society, supporting the care and rehabilitation of native black cockatoo birds.

17.17 Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships

Celebrating our Cultures

We believe in partnering with our communities to better understand their needs and how we can best support them, and to amplify the value of organizations within them. We have key community and civil society partnerships in each of our major business units. 

Progress on Commitments



target 2021

Develop and launch Global Funding Initiative to support environmental stewardship in all business units.  

100% Achieved

Working to expand “investing in our communities” to showcase the wider positive economic impact that our operations  have  

Extended to 2021 due to COVID-19 impacts

Working to expand “investing in our communities” to showcase the wider positive economic impact that our operations  have  

 In progress

Give Back

Direct cash contribution: to non-profit and charitable organizations

Additional direct support: in-kind support, such as materials and staff volunteering time during working hours

Local contributions: event sponsorships, internships and scholarships 

External resources leveraged: staff donations and partner contributions

Give Time 

Give Together

Notable Highlights:

What our staff tell us about the program:

In our 2019 Great Place to Work annual survey, 86% of staff globally agreed with the statement “I feel good about the ways we contribute to the community.” In addition to the ratings statements, the confidential survey also asks what makes Vermilion a great place to work. Here are a few of the comments related directly to our community support:

What our communities tell us about the program:

“We are honoured to have the special relationship that we do with you, Vermilion Energy, and your employees – many of whom we have welcomed to our sites on your Days of Caring. Your steadfast commitment to the communities where you work and live is inspiring and making children’s mental health a priority speaks to your understanding that it affects every one of us. Thank YOU for helping us Never Give Up on anyone who struggles with mental health.”  

Bjorn Johansson, CEO, Wood’s Homes 

"With a decade of hands-on volunteering work, there are countless examples of Vermilion's contributions to St Bart's. From paving courtyards, gardening, AFL games, building a chicken coop, retreat camps, painting and cleaning, each and every contribution over the past 10 years is very much appreciated and we look forward to the next 10. Our vision is to have a world where everyone has a home, and with Vermilion's ongoing support we are certainly heading in the right direction. Not only does your volunteering save us money and time, it also makes our consumers feel like they matter and we can't thank you enough."  


Samantha DruryChief Executive Officer, St. Bart’s 

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