- Corporate Responsibility
- Royalty Owners
At SWN, our most important achievement is to make sure that everyone associated with our activities returns home safely every day. This commitment to safeguarding our employees, contractors and the communities where they operate, as well as being a good steward of the environment, is a core value that underpins everything we do.
SWN leaders, including senior management, are evaluated on and held accountable for the health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance of their teams. The SWN Board of Directors includes HSE considerations in every business decision, and HSE issues are never secondary to commercial concerns.
HSE Programs and Training
In 2020, even with the challenges of COVID-19, we continued to provide training opportunities for our employees. We used web-based training and development opportunities to increase average training hours per employee to 34 hours. The training focused on environmental hazards and identification as well as safety hazards. In addition, we continued enhancement of our HSE programs with increased leadership training. Leader field visits were a particular focus, even through COVID-19. Protocols were strictly followed, and leaders sought to fortify and enhance our safety culture by performing field visits where they identified hazards and directly engaged with field staff. This allowed them to better understand conditions in the field and the concerns of frontline personnel.
Metrics and Performance
We measure company HSE performance using leading and lagging indicators, and all SWN employees and contractors are evaluated on and held accountable for HSE performance. In 2020, facing all of the challenges presented by COVID-19, SWN achieved record safety and environmental performance – and we achieved top quartile performance among our peers in safety, driving and environmental metrics.
Health and Well-Being
Through our program, The Right You, SWN promotes employee health and well-being in five focus areas: physical, mental, financial, social and community.
Total Recordable Injury Rate in 2020, a record low, down from 0.56 in 2019
HSE training hours in 2020, or approximately 34 hours per employee on average