The Ipieca Principles and the Ipieca-WBCSD SDG Roadmap are key frameworks through which Ipieca aims to inspire action. This repository provides tangible examples of how members are operationalising the principles and embedding SDG Roadmap actions in their business, offering inspiration and insights for other companies. The examples are supplemented with relevant Ipieca good practice guidance and resources to further support companies to take the next step on their sustainability journey.

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Carbon Out programme impact
  • Map-pinItaly

Baker Hughes has launched the Carbon Out programme, engaging over 50,000 employees globally to identify and implement emission reduction initiatives, aligning with its net zero commitment. It targets both short and long-term opportunities for carbon reduction.

Blue Carbon Project
  • Map-pinAngola

Sonangol acknowledges the impact of its activities on the local ecosystem and biodiversity. As a voluntary initiative, Sonangol E.P. launched the five-year Blue Carbon Project in 2021 in partnership with the Otchiva NGO, with an annual USD 240 000 investment.

Ocean for Life strategy
  • Map-pinThailand

PTTEP's 'Ocean for Life' strategy, driven by its offshore operations, aims to achieve a net-positive impact on ocean biodiversity and ecosystem services value for all offshore operations (from base year 2019), increase community income by 50%, and establish 16,000 conservation networks by 2030.

Onshore water management app
  • Map-pinUnited States of America

Murphy Oil continues to evolve and enhance the water management software application that was first developed for its Tupper Montney asset in 2019. Today, the app supports its entire onshore water operations in the US and Canada with real-time monitoring, reporting and alerts.

Improving the quality and availability of water in Permian basin
  • Map-pinUnited States of America

In 2022, almost half of ExxonMobil’s net US oil and natural gas production came from the Permian Basin. As it works to responsibly develop its assets in the region, ExxonMobil is working to safeguard the availability and quality of its water sources.

Addressing biodiversity impacts through the mitigation hierarchy
  • Map-pinUnited States of America, Norway and Canada

ConocoPhillips employs a comprehensive mitigation hierarchy approach to address biodiversity risks and impacts, beginning with avoidance, followed by minimization, restoration and offsetting where necessary.

Conserving endangered lapwing in Kazakhstan
  • Map-pinKazakhstan

Chevron, through Tengizchevroil (TCO), sponsors the Association for the Conservation of Biodiversity of Kazakhstan (ACBK) and its work on the Sociable Lapwing Conservation Project. This conservation project is an important biodiversity offset for TCO to achieve no net loss of terrestrial natural habitat.

Landfarming
  • Map-pinGabon

Assala utilises ex-situ landfarming to treat legacy sludge, oil residue, and black spot areas contaminated with hydrocarbons. This process utilises bioremediation, employing enzymes and microorganisms to degrade pollutants into less harmful substances.

Developing social baseline for offshore seismic survey
  • Map-pinAsia

Presented with the problem of limited existing baseline data pertaining to the fisheries present within a seismic survey area, an oil and gas company decided to partner with regional and national wildlife conservation groups and two universities to develop a fisheries study.

Implementing biodiversity action plans for solar and wind projects
  • Map-pinFrance

TotalEnergies operates the combined photovoltaic and wind power plants of La Perrière, located near the Réunion Island National Park, a category II IUCN listed area. Given the site's location and to avoid and minimize its impacts on the sensitive habitat, TotalEnergies has developed a biodiversity action plan.

Montney Water Hub offers ESG benefits in Cutbank Ridge
  • Map-pinUnited States

Ovintiv's water resource hubs in the Cutbank Ridge of its Montney operating area are closed-loop systems that run on hydropower. Since the hubs have opened, they have conserved approximately 1.3 billion gallons of freshwater, equivalent to the average annual water use of approximately 9,000 households.  

WaterWeb: lowering the costs and environmental impacts of produced water
  • Map-pinGran Canaria

Halliburton's WaterWeb® conformance service gives operators the ability to lower the treatment and disposal costs of produced water, along with the associated environmental impacts.

Supporting native Texas grasslands
  • Map-pinUnited States

Since 2015, EOG has supported Texan by Nature, a collaborative partnership between natural resource users and conservation experts to promote conservation efforts that help sustain Texas's working lands, water supplies, and wildlife.

Acoustic marine monitoring project for offshore wind
  • Map-pinUnited States

Empire Wind (a 50:50 partnership with bp) and the Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) announced in September 2022 the extension to 2028 of their historic agreement to monitor large whales in the lease area of Empire Wind. The new agreement ensures that important data to protect wildlife in the New York Bight will be collected during the pre-construction, construction, and post-construction phases of the wind project.

Predicting high-flow periods for sustainable water use
  • Map-pinUnited States

Murphy actively monitors its fresh water sources to predict the high-flow periods for long- and short-term forecasting. Fluctuations in moisture levels year-over-year, and the potential impacts of climate change on water resources, make it increasingly necessary to understand the impact on freshwater availability.

Engaging local communities in biodiversity research
  • Map-pinPapua New Guinea

The New Guinea Binatang Research Centre is working with ExxonMobil PNG to engage local communities and to encourage landowner participation in the regeneration monitoring and Biodiversity Surveys.

Partnering with SOS Dolfijn to support life below water
  • Map-pinNetherlands

Neptune Energy has partnered with the SOS Dolfijn Foundation in the Netherlands to further their commitment to UN Sustainable Development Goal 14: Life below water. The Foundation provides assistance to cetaceans in distress who end up on the Dutch coast or are in danger of stranding.

Biodiversity Protection Corporate Policy
  • Map-pinSaudi Arabia

The UN SDGs, Global Biodiversity Framework and Ipieca's guidance have informed Aramco's new Biodiversity Protection Corporate Policy and standard operating procedure, in which all new projects are required to deliver a net positive impact on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Supporting the Territorialization and Acceleration of SDGs project
  • Map-pinGlobal

Petrobras supported the Territorialization and Acceleration of SDGs project, carried out by the UN Development Programme (UNDP), with the objective of strengthening the 2030 Agenda at the municipal level and, thereby, contributing to the achievement of sustainable development.

Mapping contributions to the SDGs
  • Map-pinGlobal

In its 2021 Corporate Sustainability Report, Chevron provided examples of its contribution to the impact opportunities identified in the Ipieca-WBCSD SDG Roadmap for the oil and gas sector, including highlights from 2021 and what it plans to do next. Further examples are provided in its 2022 Corporate Sustainability Report.

Aligning industry association membership with the Paris Agreement
  • Map-pinGlobal

As part of its commitment to transparency on climate action, OMV intends to report not only on its own position and action on climate change but also on the position of industry associations in which OMV is a member.

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