Corporate Responsibility

New report highlights sustainability efforts

Staff Reports

For more than a century, we’ve provided valuable energy infrastructure that Americans count on every day. We have a long, successful history of doing things right – we don’t take short cuts and we treat people, the environment and communities with respect.

To help showcase many of the positive things we’re doing as a company, we’ve created the 2018 Sustainability Report.

“Sustainability grounded in sensibility is nothing new at Williams,” said Alan Armstrong, president and chief executive officer at Williams. “Running our business in a way that is sustainable is an expected behavior at Williams and earns us the social license to operate.”

Some highlights include:

  • We reduced our reported methane emissions from gas processing plants and transmission compressor stations more than 53% since 2012.
  • We submitted a proposal to the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to execute a voluntary Transco Emissions Reduction Program projected to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions by an estimated 72%.
  • We joined the ONE Future coalition, a group of natural gas companies working to voluntarily reduce methane emissions associated with the production, processing, transmission and distribution of natural gas.
  • We performed better than the industry benchmark for Total Recordable Injury Rate and had a 50% reduction in process safety incidents from 2017 to 2018.
  • We decreased recordable injuries by 25% compared to 2017.
  • We contributed $9.4 million to nearly 2,000 charitable organizations across the country and our employees volunteered a total of 17,545 hours with charitable organizations.
  • We spent $3.5 million on training for our employees
  • 27% of management roles held by women and ethnically diverse employees
  • We maintain positive, lasting relationships with nearly 85,000 landowners across the U.S.