Corporate Responsibility Report 2017-2018
- Health and Safety
Where we work is where we live, and being a good neighbor is how we do business. SWN has a long and successful track record of creating a positive impact and generating economic opportunities in the areas where we operate. Through proactive, open dialogue with residents and community leaders, we seek to understand and address community concerns. We aim to have a positive impact by hiring locally, operating responsibly and supporting local health, environmental, education, emergency response and family-focused programs.
In the communities where SWN operates, we inform local residents about our operations so they understand in advance what we will be doing and what outcomes they can expect. We also listen to community members, responding meaningfully to local issues and looking for ways to add value.
Being a good neighbor means being accessible and responsive. We have a 24-hour community concern hotline and use a companywide routing and tracking system to ensure all concerns are addressed promptly and effectively.
SWN’s operations have created billions of dollars in direct and indirect economic benefits through wages, royalty payments, property taxes and more. We hire locally whenever possible and develop local workforces by supporting petroleum technology and STEM education.
After Hurricane Harvey hit near our headquarters in Spring, Texas, employees from across our operating areas came together with first responders, community leaders, residents and vendors to support the immediate response and longer-term recovery efforts. Overall, the SWN community has contributed nearly $500,000 to employees and other residents affected by Harvey.
paid in local and state taxes1 and payroll in our primary operating areas of Arkansas, Pennsylvania and West Virginia over the past five years
contributed to support petroleum technology and STEM education in 2017
contributed in 2017 in charitable donations to local communities
hours volunteered by SWN employees in 2017