So how does this all come together?

The collaboration and innovation you’ll find in our industry didn’t happen by accident. It’s the result of a great deal of commitment and co-operation from all our members. As part of the process, we’ve compiled a set of guiding principles and codes of practices that have formed a framework for all the progress we’ve made.

Guidance Materials

Check out our full list of guidance materials:

Canadian Fuels Association Environment, Health and Safety Guiding Principles

Canadian Fuels Association members are committed to these Guiding Principles

Code of Practice for Developing a Refinery Emission Inventory

Understanding emissions from operations is an important element of member commitment to the Canadian Fuels Association’s Environment, Health and Safety Guiding Principles.
Codes of Practice for Developing an Emission Inventory for Refineries and Terminals (pdf)

For additional information, please visit Environment and Climate Change Canada’s National Pollutant Release Inventory (NPRI) website.

Water Management Framework (pdf) 
Water – A Precious Resource (pdf)

Alberta Downstream Petroleum Sector Water Conservation, Efficiency, Productivity Plan (pdf) 
The Alberta Government’s Water for Life strategy (2003) has set a target for Albertans to achieve a 30 per cent improvement in water-use efficiency and productivity. The Alberta Water Council (AWC) was established by the province to spearhead this goal. The downstream petroleum sector has completed a voluntary conservation, efficiency and productivity (CEP) plan which covers refining, marketing and distribution operations in Alberta. 

In 2015, a progress update was prepared which describes the current water use in the downstream petroleum sector and outlines some additional actions taken to date to reduce water diversion from various natural sources, as well as, to increase the efficiency of water used in refinery operations.

Sewer Use By-Laws Best Management Practices

Sewer use by-laws are being developed or revised in many jurisdictions across Canada for facilities discharging to sanitary, storm or combined sewers. These sewer use by-laws will affect Canadian Fuels member company facilities across Canada. Therefore, Canadian Fuels has taken a proactive role and developed some Best Management Practices on Vehicle Wash OperationsStormwater Runoff from Petroleum Facilities and Automotive Repair Operations that discharge to a Sanitary Sewer System  that will be implemented at all Canadian Fuels member company facilities. Canadian Fuels has also prepared a position paper pertaining to this issue.

Surplus sites remediation
Atlantic PIRI
Canadian Brownfields Network
Redevelopment Framework for Former Service Stations in the Province of Ontario

IPIECA Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting

Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting is the principal industry-specific framework for oil and gas companies reporting on environmental, health and safety, and social and economic performance.

Review of the Proposed Weighting Scheme for Air Pollutants in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD)
Canadian Fuels has concerns about certain methodologies used for applying emissions weighting factors which are designed to place a higher priority on some pollutants versus others on the basis of human health related impacts. Recent GVRD studies on diesel emissions reductions use a methodology that applies these weighting factors. Air quality has an impact on public health, but the science is not sufficient to quantify that impact or the importance of one specific pollutant over another. Canadian Fuels is concerned that this equation may skew the analysis and result in misleading outcomes that may not be either in the best interests of improved air quality or a cost effective response to reducing Heavy Duty Diesel Vehicles emissions. Canadian Fuels has retained the services of a world-renowned epidemiologist, Suresh H. Moolgavkar, MD, PhD, to speak to this issue. 
Review of the Proposed Weighting Scheme for Air Pollutants in the Greater Vancouver Regional District (GVRD)