Protecting People & Strengthening Infrastructure 2021

Workforce Safety

From left to right: Operations Technician Josh Moore; Operations Technician Eric Gallihugh; Senior Operations Technician Sean Lindenfelser at the Transco compressor station in North Carolina

We could not make clean energy happen without our dedicated employees and contractors, which is why Williams embeds personnel health and safety into everything we do. Williams genuinely cares about our employees; this is the foundation of our company culture. We know that operating safely is vital to preserving our long-term business success.

At Williams, every employee and contractor has the authority to stop work, regardless of position or level of responsibility, if they suspect a hazard. Williams views the Stop Work Authority as the highest obligation an employee or contractor has to protect themselves and the people working beside them. To further our safety culture, we rolled out our Safety Commitment and Pillars in 2021 to increase focus on our safety culture and the behaviors we expect from our employees. For example, we focus on caring for others, holding each other accountable, executing with purpose, committing deeply to continued learning and making individual commitments. The environmental, health and safety committee within the board of directors is responsible for governance and oversight regarding environmental, health and safety matters. Our Environmental, Health and Safety Policy provides a proactive framework for integrating safety performance into our core business activities. Every employee and contractor is responsible for implementing this policy.

Our safety pillars give tangible actions and expectations for how our employees demonstrate their safety commitment. The pillars enable our employees to strengthen their own personal safety commitment through enterprise wide consistent expectations, vocabulary and mutual accountability. This is built on the foundation that we care about each other, our families and the communities we serve.

MARK CLUFF, VICE PRESIDENT OF SAFETY & OPERATIONAL DISCIPLINE AT WILLIAMS