Husky as a company, along with our employees and contractors, acts ethically, in accordance with the principles of good governance. We report accurately to shareholders and follow all laws and regulations in the jurisdictions where we operate.

Our environmental, social and governance programs are managed through corporate risk strategies and our annual ESG assessment process, including review and approval by senior executives, Husky’s Executive Committee and the Executive Health, Safety and Environment Committee.

5,100 employees participate in mandatory Code of Conduct training
>3,200 employees trained in competition and anti-trust laws

Managing Risk

Enterprise Risk Management

The Corporate Risk Management Standard outlines our approach to assessing and managing risks.

Our Enterprise Risk Management program, modelled on the Committee of Sponsoring Organizations of the Treadway Commission, employs a risk matrix with seven probability factors and a scale of the severity of events to identify and assess potential hazards and risks that could impact the health and safety of people, the environment, property and the reputation of the organization. This analysis provides greater certainty for shareholders, customers and suppliers that risks are well managed, and leads to increased confidence in the communities where we operate.

Regularly throughout the year, the Corporate Risk Management group undertakes an internal assessment/risk review to better identify and manage risk, understand risk drivers within the organization and industry and promote a culture of risk awareness. The assessment determines who is accountable for the management and mitigation of each risk and identifies any emerging issues. The potential health, safety, environmental, financial and reputational impacts of each risk are assessed, with critical risks reported to the Board of Directors.


We select suppliers who align with our criteria for health, safety, environmental, quality and technical competence. Suppliers are evaluated, in part, on their ability to help us meet our safety and environmental goals and their commitment to environmental responsibility. Through our Global Sourcing Office, we perform audits on suppliers, including facility visits, to evaluate health, safety, environment and human rights information.

Business Continuity

We develop business continuity plans, identifying critical processes for each business unit, to mitigate impacts should a business-interrupting event occur. In 2018 we tested a business impact analysis tool that identifies and evaluates the potential effect of crisis events on day-to-day operations, to further validate our critical processes.

Plans for individual departments are updated and tested to confirm information and contingency strategies, and prepare staff. Areas with more critical processes are tested every year, while those with less critical processes are tested every two years. We often conduct exercises across multiple departments to improve efficiencies and identify any gaps in our process.

In 2018 we enhanced our Business Impact Assessment tool, our Information Systems Disaster Recovery Program and cyber security initiatives.

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Code of Business Conduct

Employees are expected to conduct themselves in an ethical manner, with a high degree of personal integrity, in accordance with Husky’s Code of Business Conduct. Employees take mandated training every year to ensure they are aware of their responsibilities.

This includes adhering to regulations around lobbying in the jurisdictions where we operate, and we report all lobbying activities as required. We observe and respect all laws concerning political donations and we do not provide donations for municipal elections, leadership contests, individual candidates or riding/constituency associations. We do not reimburse personnel for individual political donations.

Ethics Help Line

Husky has a confidential and anonymous Ethics Help Line where employees, contractors and other stakeholders can report perceived breaches of the Code of Business Conduct. The Ethics Help Line is managed by EthicsPoint, an independent service provider. Reports can be made through an online form or by calling a toll-free phone line available in each country where Husky operates, including English and French options in Canada.

Those making a report can choose to provide information anonymously. Information provided is submitted to the Ethics Help Line Committee, which includes representatives from the legal, audit, security, health, safety, environment and human resources departments. Perceived breaches of the Code of Business Conduct reported through other channels are recorded with those received via EthicsPoint. If it is determined a report requires further investigation, a formal review will be launched. In 2018, 39 reports were made through the Ethics Help Line.

Safety and Sustainability Groups & Industry Organizations

Husky participates in sustainability groups and industry associations to better understand existing and emerging environmental, safety and social issues. We benefit from, and contribute to, industry innovation and best practices.

  • Earth Rangers
  • Lakeland Industry and Community Association (LICA)
  • Shawnee Industrial Neighbors Group (SING)
  • Superior Community Advisory Panel

Safety & Emergency Preparedness

  • Alberta Industrial Fire and Emergency Management Association (AIFEMA)
  • Allen County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC)
  • Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS)
  • China Offshore Oil Operation Safety Office (COOOSO)
  • China’s Marine Safety Administration (MSA)
  • Clearwater Mutual Aid CO-OP
  • Conference Board of Canada Council on Emergency Management
  • Eastern Canada Response Corporation (ECRC)
  • Edson Mutual Aid Committee (EMAC)
  • Emergency Response Assistance Canada (ERAC)
  • Energy Safety Canada (ESC)
  • Hardisty Mutual Aid Plan (HMAP)
  • Land Spill Emergency Program (LSEP)
  • Lima Area Security and Emergency Response Task Force (LASER)
  • Lloydminster Emergency Preparedness Stakeholder Group
  • Mackenzie Delta Spill Response Corporation (MDSRC)
  • Mutual Aid Alberta
  • Oil Spill Response Limited (OSRL)
  • Prince George Industrial Mutual Aid Committee (PG IMAC)
  • RM Wood Buffalo Mutual Aid Group
  • Strathcona District Mutual Assistance Program (SDMAP)
  • Superior Petroleum Partners
  • Transportation Community Awareness and Emergency Response (TRANSCAER)
  • Western Canada Marine Response Corporation
  • Western Canadian Spill Services (WCSS)


  • Allen County Environmental Citizen’s Advisory Committee (ECAC)
  • Calgary Region Airshed Zone (CRAZ)
  • Canadian Brownfields Network (CBN)
  • CDP
  • China Offshore Environmental Services (COES)
  • CHWMEG, Inc.
  • Clean Resource Innovation Network (CRIN)
  • Devonian Aquifer Working Group (DAWG) COSIA joint industry project
  • Environmental Studies Research Funds (ESRF)
  • Faster Forests COSIA joint industry project
  • Foothills Research Institute Grizzly Bear Program
  • Foothills Stream Crossing Partnership
  • Industry Footprint Reduction Operations Group (iFROG)
  • Ministry of Ecology and Environment of the People’s Republic of China (MEE)
  • Monitoring Avian Productivity and Survivorship (MAPS)
  • Monitoring Priority Area (MPA) COSIA joint industry project
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) FlareNet Network
  • North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance
  • Ohio Chemistry Technology Council (OCTC)
  • Oil Sands Monitoring (OSM)
  • One Ocean
  • Orphan Well Association
  • Ottawa River Coalition (ORC)
  • Parkland Airshed Management Zone (PAMZ)
  • Prince George Air Improvement Roundtable (PGAIR)
  • Red Deer Air Quality Advisory Group
  • Saskatchewan Environmental Industry and Managers Association (SEIMA)
  • Saskatchewan Petroleum Industry Government Environmental Committee (SPIGEC)
  • Water Technology Development Centre (WTDC) COSIA joint industry project
  • Well Abandonment and Integrity Society (WIA)
  • Western Yellowhead Air Management Zone (WYAMZ)
  • Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA)

Business and Industry Associations

  • American Fuel and Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM)
  • Business Council of Canada
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)
  • Canadian Chamber of Commerce
  • Canadian Fuels Association (CFA)
  • Canadian Land Reclamation Association (CLRA)
  • Canadian Manufacturing & Exporters
  • Canadian Society for Unconventional Resources
  • Environmental Services Association of Alberta (ESAA)
  • Indonesian Petroleum Association (IPA)
  • Industrial Power Consumers Association of Alberta (IPCAA)
  • International Oil & Gas Producers Association (IOGP)
  • Ohio Manufacturer’s Association (OMA)
  • Petroleum Research Newfoundland and Labrador (PRNL)
  • Petroleum Technology Alliance Canada (PTAC)
  • Saskatchewan Industrial Energy Consumers Association (SIECA)