Williams’ new Sustainability Report does more than capture metrics around environmental, social and governance (ESG) efforts. It showcases dozens of ways the energy company is enhancing quality of life, protecting the environment and supporting its employees and communities.
“Sustainability isn’t just about what we’re doing today but also how we are preparing for the future,” said President & CEO Alan Armstrong. “We are contributing to a cleaner environment now and for generations to come.”
Here are six examples of the company’s commitment from its newly released Sustainability Report.
- Williams was the first U.S. large-scale integrated midstream company to join Oil & Gas Methane Partnership 2.0 (OGMP 2.0), an international methane emissions reporting initiative. The company is committed to achieving the world’s most stringent methane performance standards and have decreased emissions intensity 16.5 percent since 2018.
- Deploying satellites, laser sensors and other leading-edge technology, Williams established the first NextGen Gas certification process that covers the energy value chain from production through gathering and transmission with deliveries to end users through 2023.
- Maintaining the safety and integrity of its assets and operations is central to Williams’ business. That’s why the company performed 3,200 miles of pipeline integrity assessments to protect its people, environment and assets. It used high-tech robots to inspect the inside of pipelines.
- The company’s employee-led Employee Resource Groups (ERGs) are thriving. At the end of 2022, Williams had 10 ERGs with total membership of nearly 23% of its employee base. ERGs are formed based on similar interests and experiences, represent diverse communities and their allies, and are open to everyone.
- Williams launched its first Volunteer Week and more than 1,000 employees volunteered across 17 states and Washington D.C. With a footprint that spans 25 states, Williams works every day to positively impact the communities in which its employees live and work.
- Environmental stewardship is core to Williams’ operations. One way it is promoting wildlife foraging around its operations in the western U.S. is by selecting the best seed mixes by county, region and even pipeline milepost location to ensure plants thrive.