The annual survey identifies trends in the sustainability reporting practices of Ipieca member companies. The results provide an overview of current practices, identify widely used performance indicators and emerging trends, allow companies to learn from their peers, and improve industry communication around sustainability issues.
Low-carbon products and solutions take centre-stage in the October round-up as we lead up to COP28 at the end of November. In addition to member initiatives, we share insights from ADIPEC and progress from the Oil and Gas Climate Initiative. We also highlight a new partnership for enhanced health from Eni, a partnership to commercialise OMV’s plastics circularity solution, and insights from the Ipieca Biodiversity and ecosystem services peer-to-peer workshop.
The new awareness briefing builds a shared understanding of carbon-compensated products, their role in supporting net-zero ambitions and the energy transition, and explores good practice in using them.
The three-day workshop, run by Ipieca, facilitated by UNEP-WCMC, and hosted by PETRONAS in Kuala Lumpur was followed by a field trip to a peat reserve to see biodiversity management and restoration practices in real life.
The September edition shares new initiatives, research and guidance for a broad spectrum of topics from across Ipieca’s four strategic pillars, including methane mitigation, net zero, alien invasive species, diversity and inclusion, community engagement, sustainability reporting and the Sustainable Development Goals.
This year's theme, 'MARPOL at 50 - our commitment goes on', reflects the organization's history of protecting the environment from the impact of shipping. Ipieca works to support MARPOL through a range of expertise around technologies, GHG emissions reduction, marine spill preparedness and response, health and safety.
Carbon capture projects take the centre stage in the August round-up, from nature-based solutions, to direct air capture and industrial CCS hubs. We also share insights from The World Bank on the role of green hydrogen in decarbonisation, and Ipieca’s insights from the 2023 UN High-level Political Forum.
Circularity and alternative fuels are a key theme in the July round-up. Other highlights include a report on public perceptions of the energy transition in Spain and an acquisition supporting the commercialisation of carbon capture and storage. We also share The World Bank’s 2023 Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals.
The June edition showcases members accelerating action on a range of sustainability topics, including hydrogen, carbon capture and storage and nature-based solutions. We also share ISSB’s global sustainability disclosure standards and a just energy transition ecosystem map from ReGenerate.
The network brings together the ILO with businesses of all sizes and sectors from around the globe to develop actionable resources and tools, and devise local solutions that help shape national frameworks to eradicate forced labour.
The first round-up of 2023 includes new commitments and partnerships for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, Europe’s first public charging corridor for electric trucks, and an analysis of the industry’s investment in Indigenous businesses in British Columbia.
Ipieca is pleased to welcome Canacol Energy, an independent onshore conventional natural gas exploration and production company in Colombia, as its newest corporate member. Ipieca’s global membership now stands at 80. About Canacol Energy … Natural gas is playing an increasingly important role in the global energy transition.
Hosted by UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the Netherlands government, this meeting was aimed at finding ways to support Africa to adopt low sulphur fuels, in line with the UNEP hosted Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles (PCFV) focus to reduce sulphur in petrol and diesel fuel to 50 parts per million (ppm) and below in the Global South. With an increasing vehicle population to meet rising mobility needs in the continent, many African cities are recording poor air quality.
The theme of this year's International Day of Clean Air for Blue Skies is 'The Air we share'. It highlights the need for collective action to tackle air pollution. Ipieca supports international efforts to improve air quality in a number of ways.
An article published by Global Environmental Change on 19 October 2021 characterised Ipieca as working in the late 1980s to emphasise climate science uncertainties. This is a characterisation that Ipieca does not recognise.
Ipieca member Repsol describes the progress it is making on the path towards decarbonization. Find out how it is becoming a major player in renewables, investing in low-carbon technologies and aligning its operations with the Paris Agreement.
OGCI, IOGP and Ipieca have launched a joint project to develop a common set of recommended practices for methane emissions detection and quantification technologies, applicable to the upstream oil and gas industry.
This initiative will seek to bring leading representatives from the sector together to explore, articulate and realize the potential of the oil and gas industry to contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
The 14th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention on Biological Diversity (CBD COP-14) will take place from the 17-29 November 2018, in Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt. The event aims to step up efforts to halt biodiversity loss and protect ecosystems that support food and water security and health for billions of people. At the last COP, a decision to mainstream and integrate biodiversity within and across sectors was adopted.
Serving the industry for more than 25 years, the SPE International Conference on HSSE-SR features 200 speakers, 33 technical sessions, 4 special sessions, 6 panel sessions, and an executive plenary session on the theme 'Continuing HSSE-SR Excellence for a Sustainable Future'.
Ipieca has released a members' only awareness briefing, The role of scenario analysis in climate reporting. Recently, there has been an increasing focus on the use of scenario analysis as a tool to aid corporate disclosure of climate-related risks and opportunities (for example, the recommendations of the Task Force on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) or the proposed 2018 CDP questionnaire).
Ipieca has developed a set of tools to help make the business case for Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and improve internal company due diligence processes for social performance.Four tools have been developed: Risk terminology: This generic risk terminology was designed based on the outcomes of a survey of member company methodologies for enterprise risk management. The purpose is to provide a framework for how to structure the work on adverse impacts, risks and costs. Adverse impacts chart:
Ipieca, API and IOGP have released a new publication -Guidelines on implementing spill impact mitigation assessment (SIMA)- produced in support of the Ipieca-IOGP guidance on net environmental benefit analysis (NEBA). A key objective for any oil spill response is to minimize the impacts to ecological, socio-economic and cultural resources at risk through the development of a safe and effective response strategy.
Ipieca welcomes the Norwegian Oil and Gas Association to its global membership. Norwegian Oil and Gas is the representative body and employer's association for oil and supplier companies engaged in the field of exploration and production of oil and gas on the Norwegian Continental Shelf. The association works to solve common challenges for their members and to strengthen the competitiveness of the Shelf.
The 2030 Agenda and its Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) provide a common global framework for navigating the world's most urgent economic, social, and environmental challenges. While governments have the primary responsibility to prioritize, coordinate and implement efforts to meet the SDGs, there is wide recognition that the private sector and civil society will play critical roles in the implementation of national plans.
Ipieca has released a new publication - Key principles for the protection, care and rehabilitation of oiled wildlife. This was developed in support of the Ipieca-IOGP guidance Wildlife response preparedness. The document provides additional guidance for animal protection and care in an oiled wildlife response to help operators and responders: Understand the overarching principles of wildlife response, including:
Ipieca launches a new report -GHG emissions and cost of carbon abatement for light-duty road vehicles- a compare and contrast analysis of three comprehensive and independent studies published in the United States and Europe. Measures to lower greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions are being deployed around the world to reduce the risks posed by climate change. This report assesses a wide range of current and future vehicle/fuel pathways, including costs and complete lifecycle GHG emissions.
30-31 May 2018, Cape Town, South Africa … Register interest by 31 January 2018 … Ipieca, in collaboration with IOGP and the UN Environment World Conservation Monitoring Centre (UN Environment WCMC), will be holding the fourth peer-to-peer training workshop on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (BES) management in the oil and gas industry. The workshop will be jointly hosted by Eni and SAPIA in May 2018 in Cape Town, South Africa.
Ipieca has released a new publication - Dispersant storage, maintenance, transport and testing. This was produced in support of the Ipieca-IOGP guidance on surface and subsurface dispersant. Dispersant use can mitigate the overall impact of an oil spill by removing oil from the sea's surface, thereby protecting marine mammals, birds, coastal habitats and shorelines. The oil and shipping industries and their regulators place a high priority on the prevention of oil spills.
The 2017 UN Forum on Business and Human Rights starts today in Geneva, Switzerland, bringing together over 2,000 participants from government, business, and non-governmental organizations to discuss business-related human rights topics and share ideas and good practice. The forum aims to progress the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs). This year the theme is Realizing Access to Effective Remedy and draws on the third pillar of the UNGPs:
A joint UNDP, IFC, Ipieca and ICMM side event summaryOn Wednesday, 20th of September, UNDP, IFC, Ipieca and ICMM co-hosted an event at the sidelines of the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
On Wednesday 20 September, Ipieca co-hosted an event with UNDP, IFC, and ICMM - The Oil, Gas and Mining Industries and the 2030 Agenda: Partnerships and Participation to Accelerate Progress. The event was held alongside the 72nd Regular Session of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
The Ipieca-IOGP Health Committee has released a new publication Medical facilities assessment: Checklist for medical professionals in the oil and gas industry. The checklist provides guidance on the assessment of medical facilities to help companies: identify the best medical facility in the operational oil and gas location; … comply with company HSE requirements to assess medical facilities; and … integrate health facilities that meet medical standards within the company's emergency response plan.