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IPIECA develops, shares and promotes good practice and knowledge to help the industry and improve its environmental and social performance. We do this with the understanding that the issues that dominate the sustainable development agenda – climate and energy, environmental and social issues – are too big for individual companies to tackle alone. The industry must work together to achieve improvements that have real impact. IPIECA helps to achieve this goal.

IPIECA is a not for profit association that provides a forum for encouraging continuous improvement in industry performance. IPIECA is the only global association involving both the upstream and downstream oil and gas industry. It is also the industry’s principal channel of communication with the United Nations.

IPIECA is...

  • Sustainability focused
  • Non-lobby
  • Collaborative
  • Full value chain
  • Sustainability focused

    IPIECA is driving industry action on the energy transition and sustainable development agenda. We bring together the expertise of members and stakeholders to develop good practice and solutions to some of the biggest sustainability challenges facing the planet, providing global leadership on mainstreaming sustainability, advancing climate action, environmental responsibility and social performance.

  • Non-lobby

    IPIECA’s focus is on providing the technical knowledge, good practice and solutions to encourage continuous improvement in industry performance, as well as improving understanding of sustainability-related opportunities, challenges and policies for the industry. Our non-lobby status has enabled us to remain the industry’s principal channel of engagement with the United Nations, to build trusted relationships throughout the UN system, and develop impactful partnerships across the IGO, NGO and academic worlds.

  • Collaborative

    Collaboration is at the heart of what IPIECA does. We convene technical experts from across our member companies with key stakeholders to explore emerging sustainable development topics and work together to develop good practice guidance across our strategic pillars of sustainability, climate, nature and people.

  • Full value chain

    IPIECA is the only global sustainability association which covers both the upstream and downstream sectors of the oil and gas industry, providing environmental and social good practice which covers full project lifecycles including supply chain actors. Our scope now also supports alternative energy technologies.