Our understanding of different cultures, traditions and beliefs is integral for continued ethical and responsible growth. We invest our time into building understanding with Indigenous Peoples in the areas of our operations and respect the tribal sovereignty of the federally recognized tribes in the U.S. Our goal is to build trust through open communication and regular dialogue with the tribes living near our operations.
Developing trusting relationships with Native American tribes has never been more important for our nation’s energy industry, particularly for those sectors in which Williams operates. Our Human Rights Policy and Statement outlines our commitment to respect human rights and avoid complicity in human rights abuses, including those of Indigenous Peoples. In 2021, Williams had no incidents of violations involving the rights of Indigenous Peoples. Additionally, we continue to use an internal guide to provide best practices and recommended processes for successfully engaging this key stakeholder group.
Williams was recognized as our 2021 Circle of Life Community Partner. Their ongoing dedication to our youth programs before and during the pandemic is unparalleled. We are grateful…to everyone at Williams for investing in the future of the Native American community.DEB STARNES, CHIEF DEVELOPMENT OFFICER, INDIAN HEALTH CARE RESOURCES CENTER
Across the United States, 143 Native American tribes live near our operations. We’re continually building our …