We take pride in our business, our industry, and the strong ESG culture we have developed at Source Energy Services

Since its inception, Source has made a conscious effort to operate its business the right way. We believe that integrating ESG factors into our corporate strategy and business decisions will help us mitigate risks and capture opportunities. As a service provider to energy companies, we have an important role to play in supporting our customers with meeting their ESG and climate change objectives. We are committed to being environmentally responsible in our operations, supporting employees in their social responsibility efforts, and fostering vibrant and resilient communities for all our stakeholders.

Our second annual ESG report focuses on our ESG performance in 2021 and is designed to provide enhanced transparency and accountability on the information and topics that are important to our stakeholders.

Click Here to download the Report: 2022 ESG Report

Previous ESG Reports:

Environment
Climate Change

At Source, we recognize that climate change is a global challenge that has the potential to impact our operations. We are committed to being an industry leader in environmental stewardship and as a service provider to energy companies, we know we have an important role to play in the transition to a lower-carbon economy and to support our customers with meeting their ESG and climate change objectives.

2021 Highlights:

  • Decreased GHG emissions across productions locations 20% compared to 2019 emissions
  • Achieved a reduction of GHG emissions intensity of 9.1%
  • 100% of our total electrical energy consumed was from grid electricity and 3% came from renewable energy sources
  • Reducing idle time on heavy equipment, resulting in a 12.7% reduction in diesel usage
Water Management

At Source we are committed to protecting natural water resources and reducing our use of freshwater. In pursuit of this goal, we have engineered our processing facilities with environmental sustainability in mind. Source’s closed-loop water systems enables recycling of water in our production processes to significantly reduce the need for groundwater withdrawals and eliminate discharging into wetlands, creeks, and dry runs.

2021 Highlights:

  • 34% of the total water used in production was recycled/reclaimed water – reducing well water usage by 125 million gallons
  • Since 2018, the water recycling program has recycled over 532 million gallons of water
  • Source’s Groundwater Monitoring program indicated little impact on the quality and quantity of local groundwater
  • The company has 13 active wetland monitoring stations that showed no harm to the areas surrounding our production facilities
Land Reclamation

Land reclamation is a key activity Source completes at our Production operations. In an effort to actively manage our forested land, reclamation is conducted in stages that correlate with the different phases of the mining of our sand formations. Our approach not only promotes a healthy ecosystem it also eliminates large-scale reclamation operations in the future.

2021 Highlights:

  • Between the Sumner and Preston Facilities, Source reclaimed 33.8 acres of land
  • Since the program began in 2016, Source has reclaimed over 175 acres of land
Social
Health & Safety

Source believes that safe work environments are the result of a deliberate and intentional focus on a safety culture that drives successful behaviours across all levels of the organization and that health and safety excellence is achieved through the relentless commitment and engagement of everyone involved. Source’s goals are simple: no harm to people, the public, company properties, or the environment.

2021 Highlights:

  • Source’s emphasis on continually improving safety excellence has significantly lowered TRIF rates – 68% since 2015
  • Lost Time Injury Rate (LTIR) was reduced 7% compared to 2020
  • On average, full-time employees spent 26 hours completing emergency response training and short service employees spent 43 hours completing this training
Human Capital Management

We are focused on developing a corporate culture that is built upon our core values:

PEOPLE FIRST | INNOVATIVE | RESOURCEFUL | PASSIONATE | PROFESSIONAL

As a result, Source is committed to providing a respectful workplace for our employees – one that is inclusive, that promotes a healthy and positive environment where everyone is treated with dignity and respect, and one that is free from discrimination and disrespectful behavior. Our approach to human capital management is guided by the following policies: the Diversity and Inclusion Policy, the Respect in the Workplace, and the Workplace Violence Policy. In addition, Source has introduced an Employee Recognition Program that highlights outstanding contributions to HSE performance, as well as the SPARK Health and Wellness program to empower our employees to focus on their health and wellbeing.

Community Investment

By recognizing the importance of forming strong relationships with the people within the communities near our operations, we strive to uphold our founding People First corporate value across our organization. Whether it’s giving back through economic opportunities or supporting local causes and organizations, we continually look to listen, learn and engage – addressing concerns, ensuring safe operations, and becoming active participants.

2021 Highlights:

  • Source supported over 49 local community organizations, causes, and events, with monetary and in-kind donations

To find out more about our Community Relations, please visit our Community Relations page.

Security, Human Rights & Rights of Indigenous People

Source is committed to building and maintaining constructive, mutually beneficial relationships with Indigenous people and communities in the areas in which we operate. We acknowledge that Indigenous people are stewards of this land, and we respect their unique cultures, traditions, and knowledge. We recognize the importance of cultivating meaningful relationships based on mutual respect, trust, and cooperation.

Governance

Source considers corporate governance to be a critical ESG factor. We seek to foster ethical and responsible decision-making that is supported by a strong corporate governance framework for Source’s Board, Board committees, and individual directors. We are committed to continually reviewing our corporate governance practices to ensure effective compliance and reflect current industry trends and best practices.

2021 Highlights:

    • 83% of Board members are independent
    • 17% of the Board is female
Community Relations
Community Sponsorships and Donations

As active members of our communities, we support initiatives that align with our corporate values, that support the charitable efforts of our employees, and are located near our operations.

Should you be interested in partnering with Source Energy Services, we ask you to complete the Donation Request Form and email it to community@sourceenergyservices.com to receive funding.

Organizations that are successful in receiving sponsorship or funding may be asked to submit a report, offer employee volunteer opportunities, and supply Source Energy Services with pictures or other media materials that demonstrate our impact.

Source Energy Services Arena and Rec Centre

In partnership with the Wembley & District Agricultural Society, starting in 2019, Source Energy will be providing $100,000 over five years to support the Wembley Arena and Recreation Centre. The Arena and Rec Centre is not only home to Wembley Wildcats Hockey but is also a pillar of the community with its many programs, fitness room and rec centre.

“We’re very excited that Source has supported this community association like they have. It’s a large chunk of money for us and the board is just completely excited about our future with Source” – Eric Sundstrom, President of the Wembley & District Agricultural Society.

Weyerhaeuser Pickleball Courts

In partnership with the Weyerhaeuser Area Community Club, Inc., starting in 2022, Source Energy will be providing $10,000 over five years to support the Weyerhaeuser Pickleball Courts.

The Weyerhaeuser Area Community Club and their partners have rehabilitated and converted two tennis courts at the Community Park in Weyerhaeuser into six lighted pickleball courts. As Pickleball is the fastest growing sport in the US, the courts are helping to make the community more attractive, bring more visitors into the area to enjoy the park and patronize local businesses, as well as give people the opportunity to partake in the sport.

The Unlocking Potential (UP) Foundation

In 2022 Source Energy Services was a sponsor of the UP Foundation’s UP & Away Gala, which raised funds for the Foundation’s programs and services.

In 2021 the Calgary Source Energy Services Team also participated in the Calgary Marathon’s Charity Challenge and raised funds for the Unlocking Potential Foundation (UP Foundation).  In total $12,570 was raised by Team Source Energy Services, which went to support the UP Foundation’s Never Too Late program.

The Never Too Late program provides no-cost academic, social and emotional support to adult learners who want to complete their GED (General Education Development or high school equivalency). Learning occurs in community with a cohort of students who share the same dream: to become a high school graduate.

Fox Creek School

In 2022, Source Energy Services donated the funds to help Fox Creek School purchase a new planer for their Industrial Arts program.

The shop is now able to help students from grades 4 to 12 complete woodworking projects in a safer manner, while keeping the wood and materials costs down. In addition, the new planer allows the school to be more sustainable as they can now re-use wood and use wood that is not perfect.

Talk to Me Society

In 2022, Source Energy Services sponsored the Talk to Me Society in Wembley’s Talk To Me Color Walk/Run.

The mission of the organization is to increase awareness of mental health programs for first responders in the community. 2022 was the 4th Annual Talk To Me Color Walk/Run, which is held in honour of Dustin Sieker, a first responder who lost his life to suicide stemming from PTSI. The monies raised by this event go back into the community. First, by funding two scholarships to the Community Foundation of Northwestern Alberta that the society has created, and second, by giving any extra funds to Youth Mental Health programs like AHS, Suicide Prevention, Mens Shed, and the EMS Foundation.

2019, 2020, 2021, & 2022 Hospital Activity Book for Children

The Hospital Activity Book for Children, Red Deer, provides free activity books for kids to hospitals, medical service units, paediatric centres, victim service units and many other services. Source has sponsored this organization for their past three campaigns. The activity books are filled with games, colouring pages, word puzzles, and even little recipes they can do with their parents once they return home. The Hospital Activity Book for Children also works in partnership with Make-A-Wish Canada. A portion of our sponsorship was given to Make-A-Wish Canada, which grants 10 wishes every year for critically ill children with The Hospital Activity Book for Children organization.

HCL Awareness Presentations

Source Energy Services hosted a series of HCL awareness presentations in partnership with Chemtrade in June 2022. The presentations provided information regarding the safe handling, delivery, and storage of HCL to employees, transport companies, and local emergency responders. We also held a series of these presentations in May 2019.

Wisconsin Adopt-a-Highway Program

Our Wisconsin team actively participates in the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Adopt-a-Highway Program. As participants in the program, we conduct roadside cleanups on highways near our operations.

Grande Prairie Mall Wrap a Gift & Give a Gift 2021 Campaign

Back for the 4th year after a hiatus in 2020 due to the pandemic, Source Energy Services has once again sponsored the Prairie Mall’s Wrap a Gift & Give a Gift 2021 Campaign in Grande Prairie. The campaign is organized by the mall and is staffed by volunteers wrapping Christmas gifts to earn money for their local organizations. Throughout the entire holiday season, anyone is welcome to drop by the station to have their gifts wrapped by and support local non-profits at the same time.

Source has sponsored this initiative in 2017, 2018, and 2019 as well.

The ALS Society of Alberta

The ALS Society of Alberta is a charitable organization dedicated to making each day the best possible day for people living with and affected by ALS (Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis). ALS is a terminal disease with a life expectancy of 2-5 years after diagnosis. They achieve their mission by providing support, facilitating the provision of care, providing adaptive mobility and communication equipment, promoting awareness, helping find a cure, and advocating for change. They are the only organization in Alberta providing support for people living with ALS and their families. The organization provides support across Alberta, including multiple communities that Source Energy Services has a presence in – Grande Prairie, Red Deer, Calgary, and Edson. The funds from Source’s 2021 donation are going to support the ALS Society’s Client Services Support Program and their Equipment Loan Program.

2019, 2020, & 2021 Holiday Toy Drive for The Women's Centre of Calgary

For the 2019, 2020, & 2021 Holiday Seasons, our corporate office partnered with The Women’s Centre of Calgary to do a toy drive for their Holiday Toy Room. The Women’s Centre Holiday Toy Room helps women and families in need by operating a gift program, where women are able to choose a holiday gift for their children, as well as a gift for themselves.

2021 Holiday Hamper Campaign

In 2021, every Source Energy Services location participated in our annual Hamper Campaign. Hampers were filled with donated food, gifts, and sometimes even funds to support organizations in all communities we operate in.

2020 Holiday Hamper Campaign

​During the 2020 holiday season, to get into the holiday spirit, several Source Energy Services locations put together holiday hampers to donate to charitable organizations in their communities. Our employees at the Edson, Fox Creek, Lampman, Red Deer, and Wembley offices donated food, gifts, and sometimes even funds to support these organizations and it was great to see such a direct impact in these communities.

2019 Holiday Hamper Campaign

At Source, it is our goal to give back and support the communities that we operate in. During the 2019 holiday season, we launched a holiday hamper campaign across all of our locations. Our employees donated food, gifts, and funds to support local organizations in each of the communities that we operate in, and it was great to see such a direct impact. Some of the organizations we worked with included: The Red Deer Food Bank, the Helen E. Taylor School in Wembley, AB, the Lampman & District Lions Club, the Grande Prairie Saint Lawrence Centre, the Calgary Food Bank, the Kinette Club of Edson, and a local church in Chetwynd.

Edson Prospects 2019 Baseball Season

We proudly sponsored two teams from the Edson Prospects Baseball League for the 2019 spring season and happy to support local junior baseball in the Edson, Alberta area.

2018 Teddy Bear Drive for Hospice Calgary

For the 2018 Holiday Season, our corporate office partnered with Hospice Calgary Children’s Grief Centre for a teddy bear drive. Together we donated a total of 46 teddy bears and stuffed animals to replenish the Centre’s reserves and bring comfort to children who receive grief counselling services.

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