Regular engagement with all stakeholders – both internal and external – who may have an interest in SWN’s operations both informs and drives our corporate responsibility strategy. We are committed to transparency and openness with stakeholders, and we proactively seek out idea-generating, problem-solving dialogues and productive partnerships. The following are examples of our interaction with stakeholders. Frequency of engagement is ad hoc unless otherwise noted.

Investors

  • Annual report, quarterly reports and earnings calls
  • In-person meetings with institutional investors, including analyst conferences
  • Meetings with investors who are specifically interested in environmental, social or governance issues
  • Additional regular investor contact through our Investor Relations function
  • Continuous monitoring of relevant and emerging ESG issues important to investors

Employees

  • SWNet (intranet)
  • Town hall meetings
  • Support and networking groups, including diversity groups
  • Safety training
  • Performance management
  • Wellness programs
  • Connection (triennial employee newsletter)
  • Engagement/satisfaction surveys
  • Leadership and professional development programs
  • Ethics hotline
  • Day-to-day interactions
  • Employee engagement surveys

See the Workforce section for more information.

Contractors

  • ONE Team events and communications
  • Safety Stand Down days and safety training
  • Monthly safety meetings at SWN sites
  • Special project meetings at SWN sites to address specific health, safety and environment issues and corrective actions
  • Operational reviews by division management
  • Vendor forums and audits
  • SWNlink communications, including operational announcements and quarterly newsletters
  • ISNetworld, a third-party service for hiring, communicating with and managing contractors
  • Leader training for contractor management

See the Contractor Assessment and Selection page for more information.

Customers

  • Regular contact through our Marketing group

Landowners and Holders of Mineral Rights

  • Access via SWN.com website
  • Direct conversations and negotiations – individually and in small groups
  • Monthly payment statements to royalty owners
  • Semiannual newsletters
  • Landowner hotline

Local Communities (including residents, elected officials, community groups, chambers of commerce, emergency responders)

  • Regular contact via SWN community liaisons
  • Everyday Heroes events for first responders (annually in our operating areas)
  • Employee volunteerism
  • Feedback hotlines
  • Crisis drills

See the Communities section for more information.

State- and Federal-Level Government Officials

  • Participation in select SWN health, safety and environment meetings
  • Legislative and regulatory engagement

See the Strategy and Governance section for more information.

Environmental Organizations and Universities

  • Participation in and funding of specific partnership projects
  • Joint research projects
  • Resources for technical assistance
  • Direct communication with relevant SWN employees

See the Environment section for more information.