Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) today released its 10th annual Corporate Responsibility report. The comprehensive report, titled "ONE. Team. Focus. Future.", highlights the Company's approach to sustainable value creation through its integrated business and sustainability strategies.
"As One Team with one focus, Southwestern Energy is continuously striving for one bright future as we create economic value and achieve our sustainability goals to benefit all SWN stakeholders," said Bill Way, Southwestern Energy President and Chief Executive Officer.
"We're excited to share our tenth annual Corporate Responsibility report, highlighting our single-minded focus on sustainable value creation. Our commitment to sustainability extends beyond our operations, as we strive to meet the intertwined global challenges of delivering a lower-carbon future while securing the growing global demand for reliable, cleaner energy," continued Way.
Key report initiatives and highlights are as follows:
Achieved 20% methane intensity reduction in 2022 compared to 2021 Reduced by 17% Scope 1 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity in 2022 compared to 2021 baseline; demonstrates progress toward long-term goal to reduce Scope 1 GHG intensity and absolute emissions 50% by 2035, consistent with a path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050 Achieved 2022 goal of certifying 100% of wells as low-emissions, responsibly produced gas Achieved and sustained fresh water neutral operations for the seventh consecutive year; cumulative 17.1 billion gallons of fresh water have been returned to the environment through conservation projects 100% participation by senior management in 16-hour Diversity and Inclusion training programs; remaining employees are expected to complete in 2023 Published EEO-1 data; 32% of new hires in 2022 were ethnically or gender diverse Sustained strong safety culture and performance; reported 0.37 employee and contractor Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) in 2022, a 5% improvement compared to 2021 15% of executive and employee annual incentive compensation linked to ESG metrics, including safety, spills and emissions 44% of board members are diverse (two women, one Native American, one French national); in June 2023, added a new director of Indian descent, which increased the diversity of the board to 50%
The report - which aligns with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards requirements and is in accordance with the GRI Standards at the Core level and is also guided by the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board's (SASB) standards for Oil and Gas Exploration and Production, the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) and several other reporting frameworks and scorecards relevant for the industry - is available at www.swncrreport.com.
About Southwestern Energy
Southwestern Energy Company (NYSE: SWN) is a leading U.S. producer and marketer of natural gas and natural gas liquids focused on responsibly developing large-scale energy assets in the nation's most prolific shale gas basins. SWN's returns-driven strategy strives to create sustainable value for its stakeholders by leveraging its scale, financial strength and operational execution. For additional information, please visit www.swn.com and www.swncrreport.com.
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