Metrics and Performance

We measure company health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance using a range of leading and lagging indicators. Leading indicators include metrics for training, leadership commitment, employee involvement and the quality of incident investigations. Lagging indicators include incidents, near misses and days away from work. Leading indicators help drive continuous improvement in our safety performance, while lagging indicators help us assess the success of our safety management efforts. All SWN employees and contractors are evaluated on and held accountable for HSE performance.

In 2018, we achieved record safety performance in our primary operating regions of Northeast and Southwest Appalachia and the Fayetteville Shale.1

Some of our key performance metrics for 2018 include the following:


improvement in contractor Total Recordable Injury Rate, compared with 2017


decrease in Days Away, Lost or Transferred (DART) combined rate for employees and contractors, compared with 2017

79% and 50%

decrease in recordable safety incidents in Northeast and Southwest Appalachia respectively, compared with 2017


reduction in recordable driving safety incidents since 2015


joint SWN and contractor leadership safety meetings


ONE Team employee and contractor forums with SWN leadership personally present


field visits/hazard hunts observed or led by company leadership


HSE alerts published regarding critical safety or environmental near hits or incidents, up from 25 in 2017

See the Data section for additional Health and Safety performance metrics.

  1. We divested our Fayetteville Shale Assets in December 2018.