The Sustainable Development Leadership Team (SDLT) is comprised of global business unit presidents and functional department heads. Chaired by the global head, Sustainable Development, the SDLT provides consultation and approval for SD focus areas, goals, priorities, action plans and results. The Health, Safety and Environment Leadership Team (HSELT) is made up of global leaders within the function and the global head of Sustainable Development. Chaired by the vice president (VP), Health, Safety and Environment, it reviews HSE performance and drives implementation of company-wide initiatives. Strategic planning, goalsetting, implementation performance and reporting for SD risks are reviewed by the SDLT and HSELT.
Sustainable Development Team
Within Corporate Planning and Development, the sustainable development team provides implementation frameworks, expertise in key topics and regular engagement with the businesses and executive leadership. This includes addressing the company’s SD risks, opportunities, commitments, performance, external engagement and reporting. Team members are responsible for key topics in sustainability, including:
- Climate Change
- Stakeholder Engagement and Social Responsibility
- Risk Management, Modeling and Life Cycle Analysis
- Supply Chain Sustainability
The team is responsible for informing the ELT and board of risks and opportunities for our business and ensuring that these issues are integrated appropriately into strategic decisions. The SD group reports to the VP, Corporate Planning and Development, who reports to the COO. In addition to roles on the SDLT and HSELT, the global head, Sustainable Development, also leads the standing SD agenda item for the Public Policy Committee of the board.
Health, Safety and Environment
The SD team works closely with the Environmental Assurance group within HSE to ensure that environmental risks and opportunities are identified and monitored by our business units and metrics are provided for public disclosure. The groups collaborate to ensure that the requisite environmental risk tools, processes and procedures are developed and integrated into the company’s HSE Management System. The Environmental Assurance group reports to the vice president, HSE, who reports to the COO.
Issues Working Groups (IWGs)
We have IWGs for climate change, water, stakeholder engagement/human rights, and biodiversity. These are internal global cross-functional groups of subject matter experts who meet quarterly to discuss risks and opportunities in each subject area. The objective is to share key SD learnings across the company, identify issues and work to resolve them as they arise.
Each ConocoPhillips business unit is responsible for integrating sustainability issues, as appropriate, into day-to-day operations, project development and decision-making. They are held accountable through an annual goal-setting process and they report progress to the ELT.