A KNOWLEDGEABLE NETWORK

In the last four decades, SIA has cultivated productive partnerships, navigated new terrain and achieved many exciting milestones. Be it improving environmental monitoring and performance, safety promotion or enhancing well-being in the communities where we operate, we see great value in drawing on our collective experience, strengths and wisdom. Working together, we are continuing to gain important insight every day.

Message from the President of the Board of Directors

John Pusakowski, SIA President

Although 2015 was a challenge for Alberta with low oil prices and continued market volatility, the Strathcona Industrial Association (SIA) remained steady in its efforts to create long-term value.

 

As industry-leaders, our members recognize the importance of environmental responsibility and stewardship. We also understand the need for continuous improvement in everything we do and the multiplier effect that can be achieved by working in partnership.

 

Over the last forty years, SIA has made remarkable progress, establishing one of Alberta’s longest standing air quality monitoring networks, advocating for prudent land use planning strategies, and championing timely environmental initiatives.

Together, we have demonstrated a commitment to listening and learning from our peers, and to measuring and monitoring our progress. Indeed, we are fortunate to have such a skilled, knowledgeable and talented group of industry experts who are determined to make a profound difference in the Capital Region and beyond.

 

In addition to finding creative ways to enhance individual processes and policies, SIA members are cultivating meaningful partnerships, closely examining and enhancing environmental management systems, and actively contributing to numerous strategic planning and community engagement efforts.

This report is our way of sharing information about our progress thus far. It highlights some of the innovative work done by a handful of our members and summarizes our 2015 Annual Ambient Air Monitoring Report.

 

As President, I am quite proud of SIA’s collective successes this past year as well as the individual advances made by our members. Although it has been a trying time for many, it has also been the catalyst for people, government and business to look inward at opportunities for improvement and shared progress.  This work has improved our positioning today and will no doubt serve us well in the years to come.

Industrial Insight

SIA is a not-for-profit association representing east Edmonton and Strathcona County heavy industrial operators. Our members share a commitment to safe and environmentally responsible operations and are proud to provide a common voice for industry.

Air Products supplies a unique portfolio of atmospheric gases, process and specialty gases, performance materials, equipment and services. With over 18,000 employees and operations in more than 40 countries, the company is integral to a wide range of industries from food and beverage, health and personal care to energy, transportation and semiconductors.
AltaSteel is a scrap-based melting and casting mini-mill operation and has a production capability of over 350,000 tonnes of steel billets annually.
Capital Power develops, acquires, operates and optimizes power generation from a variety of energy sources, such as natural gas, wind, solar, coal and biomass. Capital Power owns more than 3,600 megawatts of power generation capacity at 15 facilities across North America.
Celanese is a leading North American manufacturer of a full range of EVA copolymers.
Enbridge is a transporter of energy, they operates the world’s longest crude oil and liquids transportation system and are proud to be recognized as one of the Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World. Enbridge employs more than 10,000 people in Canada and the U.S., and is ranked one of Canada’s Greenest Employers and one of Canada’s Top 100 Employers for 2013.
Epcor’s Gold Bar Wastewater Treatment Plant opened in 1956, and through continual upgrades, it remains at the forefront of wastewater treatment technology, and is considered one of the most innovative wastewater treatment operations in North America.
Imperial Oil’s Strathcona Refinery produces a wide range of petroleum products, including gasoline, aviation fuel, diesel, lubricating oils, petroleum waxes, heavy fuel oil and asphalts and is the only producer of lubricating base oil and waxes in Western Canada.
Keyera Alberta Envirofuels is the largest iso-octane manufacturing facility in the world. The facility produces enough product to fuel approximately 45,000 vehicles per day.
Kinder Morgan is the largest midstream and the third largest energy company in North America. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 73,000 miles of pipelines and 180 terminals transporting an array of materials including natural gas, refined petroleum products, crude oil, carbon dioxide (CO2) and more.
Owens Corning is global leader in residential, commercial and industrial building materials ranging from insulation to roofing. It invented fiberglass and fiberglass insulation over 70 years ago, and is best known for its PINKTM insulation products.
Rio Tinto Alcan is a global supplier of high quality bauxite, alumina and aluminum.
Suncor Energy’s refining and marketing operations provide a vital link between our large Canadian resource base and the growing North American energy market. Suncor Edmonton’s 140,000-barrel-per-day refinery runs entirely on oil sands-based feedstocks and produces a high yield of light oils.

Back to Basics

Education is one of the best ways to increase understanding and enhance results. Here are 26 important SIA facts that we want everyone to know.

We are leading the way with one of the first AMBIENT AIR QUALITY monitoring networks in Alberta.

By promoting dialogue between industry, stakeholders and residents, we are enabling a BETTER future for the communities where we live and work. 

Our mission is to work with the COMMUNITY, CITY and COUNTY to promote a safe and healthy working and living environment. 

As our communities grow, we strive to promote prudent planning and responsible DEVELOPMENT of land surrounding our industries.

We are committed to ENVIRONMENTALLY responsible operations.

Our FOCUS on responsible air quality management dates back to 1976 when multi-stakeholder monitoring was first endorsed and adopted by local industry and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources Development (ESRD). 

SIA is committed to GREENING our Capital Region.

We represent east Edmonton and Strathcona County HEAVY industrial Operators

We have been an INDUSTRIAL Association since 1974

Collectively, SIA members provide JOBS to more than 2,500 people in the region.

We are eager to build regional KNOWLEDGE and expertise through meaningful partnerships with our community, government and industry stakeholders.

As industry LEADERS, we have a responsibility to be good environmental stewards.

Our members MANUFACTURE everyday products like home insulation, engine oil, grocery bags, gasoline additives, recycled steel and provide essential power generation and wastewater treatment services to communities.

SIA’s Ambient Air Quality NETWORK was one of the first of its kind in Alberta and has four stations that are responsible for gathering scientifically valid data in Ardrossan, Sherwood Park, Gold Bar and Beverly.

SIA provides a shared voice for industry on many topics including environmental monitoring, safety promotion; and community involvement and OUTREACH.

SIA is working with the community and government to PROMOTE a safe and healthy working and living environment for us all. 

We monitor the QUALITY of our air through our ambient air network.

The data we capture provides RELIABLE REAL-TIME information and is readily available to the public via the Alberta Capital Airspeed website.

Our aim is to help make our community SAFER.

Our Strathcona District Mutual Assistance Program (SDMAP) works to plan for, and TEST emergency response readiness.

Our air quality network helps us better UNDERSTAND the effects of industry

We are gathering scientifically VALID data about current local air quality and long-term trends. 

SIA is an active member of Alberta Environment and Park’s Capital Region WATER Steering Committee, which was established in 2007.

We are proud to have 12 EXCEPTIONAL member companies, working together for a brighter future. 

We have been a not-for-profit industrial association for more than 40 YEARS.

SIA is ZEROING in on opportunities to reduce our collective environmental footprint. 

We are leading the way with one of the first AMBIENT AIR QUALITY monitoring networks in Alberta.

By promoting dialogue between industry, stakeholders and residents, we are enabling a BETTER future for the communities where we live and work. 

Our mission is to work with the COMMUNITY, CITY and COUNTY to promote a safe and healthy working and living environment. 

 As our communities grow, we strive to promote prudent planning and responsible DEVELOPMENT of land surrounding our industries.

We are committed to ENVIRONMENTALLY responsible operations.

Our FOCUS on responsible air quality management dates back to 1976 when multi-stakeholder monitoring was first endorsed and adopted by local industry and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources Development (ESRD). 

Our FOCUS on responsible air quality management dates back to 1976 when multi-stakeholder monitoring was first endorsed and adopted by local industry and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resources Development (ESRD). 

SIA is committed to GREENING our Capital Region.

We represent east Edmonton and Strathcona County HEAVY industrial Operators

We have been an INDUSTRIAL Association since 1974

Collectively, SIA members provide JOBS to more than 2,500 people in the region.

We are eager to build regional KNOWLEDGE and expertise through meaningful partnerships with our community, government and industry stakeholders.

As industry LEADERS, we have a responsibility to be good environmental stewards.

Our members MANUFACTURE everyday products like home insulation, engine oil, grocery bags, gasoline additives, recycled steel and provide essential power generation and wastewater treatment services to communities.

 SIA’s Ambient Air Quality NETWORK was one of the first of its kind in Alberta and has four stations that are responsible for gathering scientifically valid data in Ardrossan, Sherwood Park, Gold Bar and Beverly.

SIA provides a shared voice for industry on many topics including environmental monitoring, safety promotion; and community involvement and OUTREACH.

SIA is working with the community and government to PROMOTE a safe and healthy working and living environment for us all. 

 We monitor the QUALITY of our air through our ambient air network.

The data we capture provides RELIABLE REAL-time information and is readily available to the public via the Alberta Capital Airshed website.

Our aim is to help make our community SAFER.

Our Strathcona District Mutual Assistance Program (SDMAP) works to plan for, and TEST emergency response readiness.

Our air quality network helps us better UNDERSTAND the effects of industry

We are gathering scientifically VALID data about current local air quality and long-term trends. 

SIA is ZEROING in on opportunities to reduce our collective environmental footprint. 

SIA is an active member of Alberta Environment and Park’s Capital Region WATER Steering Committee, which was established in 2007.

We are proud to have 12 EXCEPTIONAL member companies, working together for a brighter future. 

We have been a not-for-profit industrial association for more than 40 YEARS

SIA is ZEROING in on opportunities to reduce our collective environmental footprint.