Sustainable Development Leadership Team

The Sustainable Development Leadership Team (SDLT) is comprised of global business unit presidents and functional department heads including Health, Safety and Environment. Chaired by the vice president, Sustainable Development, the SDLT reviews and provides input on proposed SD strategies, plans and goals to address company SD risks.

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:

Team members lead Issues Working Groups (IWGs) for climate change, water, stakeholder engagement/human rights and biodiversity.

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 vice president, Corporate Planning and Development, who reports to the senior vice president, Strategy, Exploration and Technology. The global head, Sustainable Development, also leads the standing SD agenda item for the Public Policy Committee of the board.

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.

Business Units

Each ConocoPhillips business unit is responsible for integrating sustainability issues 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. Subject matter experts from the business units are members of the IWGs. These are internal global cross-functional groups 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.