External Associations and Initatives
Vermilion's sustainability approach is also guided by our participation in the following external initiatives and associations:
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|Carbon Disclosure Project
||Vermilion has voluntarily filed Climate Change Responses with CDP since 2014; Vermilion was the first Canadian energy company to achieve the top score of 100, was named to the Climate A List in 2016 and received a score in the top 3% of companies in 2017. Stakeholders include a wide range of sustainability and environmental non-governmental associations, in addition to investors, governments, businesses and cities.
|Energy Sector Sustainability Leadership Initiative
||This voluntary working group focused on sustainability benchmarking within the oil and gas industry in Calgary when it launched in 2013, and has since transitioned into a focus on energy sector sustainability best practices. Vermilion chaired the initiative in 2017.
|RobecoSAM Corporate Sustainability Assessment
||Vermilion began voluntarily reporting into the CSA in 2017, achieving a top quartile ranking for the oil and gas sector in 2017 and 2018. RobecoSAM is an investment specialist focused exclusively on sustainability investing, and holds memberships in a range of responsible finance and investment organizations.
|Dutch Long Term Energy Efficiency Improvement Program (MJA Program)
||Vermilion provides detailed long-term planning and annual reporting/updates into this mandatory energy efficiency industry program on an ongoing basis.
|Pole AVENIA Geosciences Innovation Valley
||Vermilion began serving on the Board of Directors of this voluntary competitiveness cluster in 2013; AVENIA has many programs related to supporting geothermal development in France and optimizing recovery from existing hydrocarbon reservoirs. It brings together companies, research laboratories and schools, and also involves governments and local organizations.
|Ambès Regional Water Basin Committee
||Our Ambès superintendent has been elected as a voluntary member of this basin committee, having a key role in two commissions: the Littoral Commission and the Industry Commission. The committee brings together a wide range of regional stakeholders focused on the health of the water basin.
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|Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association (APPEA)
||Vermilion is an active member of APPEA, which represents Australia’s oil and gas exploration and production industry. Our Managing Director in Australia has been a long-time director on the APPEA board, and previously served as the board's Chair.
|Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
||CAPP's mission, on behalf of the Canadian upstream oil and natural gas industry, is to advocate for and enable economic competitiveness and safe, environmentally and socially responsible performance. Vermilion renewed its membership in CAPP in 2018.
|UFIP (Union française des industries pétrolières)
||UFIP is the French industry association for the petroleum industry, including companies operating in France in one of the oil and gas industry's three major segments: exploration and production, refining, and marketing. It provides the French government with ongoing industry feedback on various European Union directives/initiatives.
|France-Canada Chamber of Commerce
||Vermilion began serving on the Board of Directors in 2012. The Chamber of Commerce promotes business activities between Canada and France.
|Dutch oil and gas explorer and producer association (NOGEPA)
||Vermilion is an active member of the Dutch oil and gas explorer and producer association. We participate in several workgroups and sub-committees, working closely with other industry representatives to continuously improve our practices related to safety, environment and public acceptance.
|Energy and Equipment Materials Users Association (EEMUA)
||Vermilion joined EEMUA, which is focused on supporting its member companies with safety, efficiency and compliance good practice, in 2018.