In late 2015, the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) came into effect. The 17 SDGs aim to tackle some of the world’s most pressing economic, environmental and social issues.
We have identified five key SDGs for specific focus, in order to maximise our contribution.
Partnerships for the Goals
We recognise that partnerships are essential to delivering meaningful contributions, given the global nature of the SDGs. We collaborate with a variety of partners to improve community and environmental outcomes and solve real-world problems. We seek to partner with organisations that have similar values and are committed to real outcomes.
Affordable and Clean Energy
Access to reliable, sustainable, and affordable sources of energy provides the foundation for economic growth and reduced poverty. We are well-positioned to play a role in a lower-carbon energy future. LNG can displace higher emissions energy sources in transport and power generation and provide firming capacity to help resolve intermittency issues with renewable energy sources. LNG can also be converted to hydrogen, which produces zero emissions at the point of use.
We are working with other industries to developing new opportunities for LNG to displace higher-emission fuels.
We are also working to reduce our emissions by 5% on 2015 levels by 2020, and are developing new opportunities for LNG to displace higher-emission fuels, including in trucks, trains and ships.
Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure
We believe that technology and innovation are essential to unlocking new energy markets and ensuring long-term sustainability. Collaborative programs, such as the Woodside FutureLab, run in parallel to our own work in robotics, cognitive computing, data analytics and incorporating renewable technologies into our operations. We also invest in local community infrastructure.
We recognise the scientific consensus on climate change and the challenge of providing safe, clean, affordable and reliable energy while reducing emissions in line with the Paris Agreement. We continue to evaluate the potential impacts of climate change on our operations and the environments in which we operate.
Life Below Water
With operations offshore, we understand the imperative to minimise our impacts on ocean environments. Our approach to understanding the diverse environments in which we operate is supported by partnerships with research organisations that deliver robust scientific data and build environmental knowledge.