Living by our Principles
Our sustainable development approach integrates policies and positions, action plans, engagement, and transparent reporting.
We seek continuous improvement and skills development in each of these elements and report our results. In alignment with our sustainability positions, our energy principles and our Global Onshore Well Management Principles summarize our key advocacy positions and how we protect and respect people and the environment.
U.N. Sustainable Development Goals
The United Nations General Assembly has adopted 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) that set the global agenda for equitable, socially inclusive and environmentally sustainable economic development. Our core business of delivering energy to the world contributes directly to:
Goal 7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all.
Goal 8: Promote inclusive and sustainable economic growth, employment and decent work for all.
Our work on key sustainability issues also supports many of the goals:
Goal 13: Take urgent action to combat climate change and its impacts.
Goal 14: Conserve and sustainably use the oceans, seas and marine resources for sustainable development.
Goal 15: Protect, restore and promote sustainable use of terrestrial ecosystems, sustainably manage forests, combat desertification, and halt and reverse land degradation and halt biodiversity loss.
Goal 6: Ensure availability and sustainable management of water and sanitation for all.
Goal 4: Ensure inclusive and equitable quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all.
Goal 8: Promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all.
Goal 11: Make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient and sustainable.
Goal 17: Strengthen the means of implementation and revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development.
We are working with IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, on the role the oil and gas industry can most effectively play to support the achievement of the globally-endorsed framework of the SDGs. We continue to monitor the goals as they move to international and national implementation.