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 companies came together in Calgary, Alberta 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 tailings, water, land and greenhouse gases.
We accomplish our objectives through a continued focus on collaboration and transparent exchange, by setting environmental performance goals, and by reporting publicly on progress towards these goals.
Progress towards these goals will be achieved by breaking down barriers to innovation, and by identifying, developing and applying solutions-oriented innovation to the most pressing oil sands environmental challenges.