Biodiversity

Across much of the globe, biodiversity has been significantly altered by human pressure, including land- and sea-use change, direct exploitation of organisms, climate change, pollution and invasive species. The World Economic Forum estimates that diversity within and between species and the diversity of ecosystems is declining faster than at any other time in human history.

We assess potential impacts associated with the direct and indirect operational footprint of our onshore and offshore assets through an integrated management system approach to identifying, assessing, characterizing and managing biodiversity risks. We mitigate potential impacts through the use of the mitigation hierarchy.

2019 Performance Highlights

  • Conducting research on the impact of infrastructure and operations on sensitive species and habitats.
  • Implementing annual metrics across our operations for protected areas, protected/restored habitats and International Union for Conservation of Nature (IUCN) Red List species.
  • Supporting joint venture partnerships for conservation projects in the U.S. Lower 48 to protect grassland bird habitat.