- Corporate Responsibility
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At Southwestern Energy, operating responsibly is part of who we are and is embedded in the Formula that guides everything we do. The goal of this Formula is to create Value+ for our stakeholders. This means that while we work to drive business and operational results, our focus on the Formula keeps our broader goal squarely in sight – to create long-term, sustainable value, including an unwavering commitment to protecting the health and safety of the environment and our employees, contractors and communities.
Our proactive approach to corporate responsibility is an integral part of our business strategy and decision-making. We believe that operating responsibly is the Right Thing to do, and it’s good business.
Health and Safety
SWN employees work side by side with our contractors as ONE Team with one goal: zero safety incidents.
We are an industry leader in environmental protection by setting ambitious goals and leveraging our comprehensive environmental management system.
SWN has a track record of creating a positive impact and generating economic opportunities in the areas where we operate. We pay close attention to community feedback and respond quickly to address concerns.
SWN values its employees and all who contribute to the work we do. Accordingly, providing a safe, healthy, and respectful and fair workplace is a core value and part of who we are.
We report our year-over-year performance on a range of health and safety, environmental, workforce and community data.
2019 Key Highlights
ONE Team Total Recordable Injury Rate in 2019, a record low
improvement in contractor Total Recordable Injury Rate compared with 2018
methane leak/loss rate1
reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensity compared with 2018
of fresh water used is offset through recycling and conservation projects that return fresh water to the environment, maintaining our Fresh Water Neutral status for the fourth year in a row
of produced water in Northeast Appalachia was recycled
Our Corporate Responsibility Reporting
The information in these Responsibility webpages provides insight into SWN’s corporate responsibility (CR) strategy, goals, operations and performance in 2019 and serves as our annual corporate responsibility report. The content was prepared by our cross-disciplinary Corporate Responsibility reporting team, with assistance from subject matter experts from across the company. It was then reviewed and approved by SWN’s executive leadership team and the Health, Safety, Environment and Corporate Responsibility Committee of the Board of Directors.
Since 2015, we have published an annual corporate responsibility report in accordance with Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) guidelines. Our reporting is also guided by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board’s standards for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures and several other reporting frameworks and scorecards relevant for our industry. This report aligns with the GRI Standards requirements at the Core level. (A separate appendix contains the GRI index and reporting boundaries.)
We are pleased to share our latest programs and performance, and we welcome your feedback.
- Methane intensity or methane leak/loss rate (mass percentage) is calculated by dividing the gigagrams of methane emissions by the oil and gas gross production (cubic feet converted to gigagrams).