Integrating Sustainability

We intend to play a valued role in the energy transition by achieving the three objectives of our Triple Mandate – meeting transition pathway demand, delivering competitive returns on and of capital, and achieving our net-zero operational emissions ambition. Sustainability is core to ConocoPhillips and is integral to our foundational principles. 

We have been on a journey to integrate sustainability into planning and decision making for decades. Before our first sustainable development (SD) report was published in 2005, we had implemented a process to identify and manage environmental and social issues and to assess performance. That process has evolved over the years as the risk and opportunity trends in science, demographics, technology and policy have changed. We published our first SD and climate change positions in 2003. Since then, we have updated those positions and developed positions on water, biodiversity, human rights and diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI). We also continue to refine our governance structure to manage sustainability risks and opportunities throughout the organization. By design, our systems-based approach includes continuous improvement and internal assurance.

Sustainable Development Position

We have a long-standing position on sustainable development.