Our Board’s Safety, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee (SSCR) determines whether the company has appropriate policies and management systems in place with respect to environment, health and safety, oversees implementation of our Corporate Social Responsibility Policy and serves as a forum to review our social investment strategy and environmental, social and governance (ESG) initiatives.
The Safety, Sustainability and Corporate Responsibility Committee’s six Directors met three times during the year to discuss Noble Energy’s activities and progress on a variety of topics, including:
- Company and contractor EH&S policy and management systems
- EH&S safety performance
- EH&S strategic outlook
- EH&S compliance auditing
The SSCR Committee regularly reports out to the Board of Directors and undergoes an annual Board evaluation of its performance. The Board also conducts an annual review of the Committee’s risk, impact and opportunity assessment and management procedures.
Our Board plays an active role in assessing the impacts of our exploration and development operations prior to approving our entry into any new country. Our pre-entry analysis includes technical feasibility, commercial attractiveness and above-ground risk, which includes the impact of our operations on the environment and any local communities.
In 2018, our Board held 12 meetings and its committees held 19 meetings. Each director attended 75 percent or more of the aggregate of all meetings of the Board and the committees on which the director served during 2018. In 2018, the Board addressed a variety of topics such as expansion of shareholder engagement program, board refreshment and board tenure.