COSIA is mobilizing the world's best minds to improve environmental performance

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COSIA collaborates and innovates: Our vision is to enable responsible and sustainable growth of Canada’s oil sands while delivering accelerated improvement in environmental performance through collaborative action and innovation.

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.

The alliance was launched March 1, 2012 when representatives of Canada’s largest oil sands companies came together in Calgary to sign the COSIA charter, signifying their agreement with COSIA’s vision, their support of our alliance’s beliefs, and their pledge to uphold the commitments put forward in the charter.

We bring together leading thinkers from industry, government, academia and the wider public to improve measurement, accountability and environmental performance in the oil sands in four priority areas. These four Environmental Priority Areas (EPAs) are greenhouse gases, land, water and tailings.

We take innovation and environmental performance in the oil sands to the next level.