Management approach

We recognise that our ability to understand the environments in which we operate and minimise our environmental footprint is central to our licence to operate.
Our systematic approach to environmental management is underpinned by the Woodside Management System, which includes our Environment Policy. This management system framework is aligned to the ISO14001 international standard and aims to ensure that a consistent approach to environmental management is applied across our business.
Woodside operates in a range of marine and terrestrial environments, predominantly in an Australian context. Ongoing compliance and continued improvement in our environmental performance is central to Woodside’s approach.
Understanding future operating environments is fundamental to supporting our LNG growth strategy. This means undertaking studies and research to inform business decision making, impact assessment and planning.  It also involves taking account of other external factors, such as changes to industry regulations, stakeholder expectations and global trends in industry practice and performance.


Woodside has developed a practical, business focused Environment Strategy that sets the overall company direction in relation to environmental improvement through “Delivering today while protecting tomorrow.” We achieve this through implementing the following six strategic imperatives as part of our business, in a way that delivers shareholder value.
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Key Issues