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We will strive to transform tailings from waste into a resource that speeds land and water reclamation. Read More


We will strive to be world leaders in water management, producing Canadian energy with no adverse impact on water. Read More


We will strive to be world leaders in land management, restoring the land and preserving biodiversity of plants and animals.  Read More

Greenhouse Gases

We will strive to produce our oil with lower greenhouse gas emissions than other sources of oil. Read More


We will provide a single point of contact on matters relating to oil sands monitoring issues on behalf of COSIA member companies. Read More

Delivering Environmental Performance

Canada’s Oil Sands Innovation Alliance (COSIA) is an alliance of oil sands producers focused on accelerating the pace of improvement in environmental performance in Canada's oil sands through collaborative action and innovation.

Through COSIA, participating companies capture, develop and share the most innovative approaches and best thinking to improve environmental performance in the oil sands, focusing on four Environmental Priority Areas (EPAs) – tailings, water, land and greenhouse gases.

To date, COSIA member companies have shared 936 distinct technologies and innovations that cost almost $1.33 billion to develop. These numbers are increasing as the alliance matures and expands. Through this sharing of innovation and application of new technologies, members can accelerate the pace of environmental performance improvements.

COSIA takes innovation and environmental performance in the oil sands to the next level through a continued focus on collaboration and transparent exchange.