ConocoPhillips

Integration of Sustainability into Business Process

Sustainable development requirements are integrated from planning throughout the life-cycle phases of ConocoPhillips’ businesses
HSE Management System​

The HSE management system system helps ensure that business activities are conducted in a safe, healthy, and environmentally and socially responsible manner, aimed at preventing incidents, injuries, occupational illnesses, pollution and damage to assets. It enables people and communities to thrive, which helps keep our business healthy. 

We believe incidents are preventable and that HSE considerations must be embedded into every task and business decision. HSE management systems are assessed annually using a common tool to guide continuous improvement and ultimately achieve the highest standards of excellence. 

Our environmental strategy focuses on managing key environmental issues, measuring performance and implementing governance mechanisms that are critical to maintaining high levels of environmental performance and helping us continue to drive a culture of environmental excellence.

Business units

All of our business units periodically review their management systems against corporate standards and are responsible for integrating sustainability issues into day-to-day operations, project development and decision-making. They analyze current status, identify areas for potential improvement, and then implement key activities to reduce risk and further enhance HSE performance. They are held accountable through an annual performance assessment.          

Operations

Once a project is ready for operations, the asset manager is responsible for directing asset sustainable development performance in accordance with the HSE management system and other company sustainability requirements and guidelines. Audits carried out by corporate and business unit staff assures these expectations are met.  

Audit topics include:

Life Cycle Assessment (LCA)​

Life Cycle Assessment allows us to assess project emissions, natural resource usage, and social footprint.

By assessing project emissions, natural resource usage, and social footprint, business units can understand their individual performance, their footprint relative to other oil and gas projects, and their impacts relative to competing energy sources through a Life Cycle Assessment.