EnQuest has a clear, Board-approved approach to corporate responsibility, focusing on five key areas: health and safety; environment; people; communities; and business conduct. Similarly, the Group has a well-established governance framework that complies with the UK corporate governance code.
We have undertaken a review of the extensive ESG landscape, in order to identify those factors which are relevant and applicable to EnQuest's purpose and business model, ensuring that our approach was clear, appropriate and easily understood by our stakeholders.
As an oil and gas company, we recognise the need for a social licence to operate. As such, health and safety, climate change and emissions reductions are clearly areas of focus for the Company. We also recognise the importance of a diverse and inclusive culture in driving Company performance.
As such, we have concluded that our core ESG areas of focus are: health and safety, including asset integrity; the pursuit of emission reduction opportunities in order to contribute positively towards the achievement of national emissions targets; looking after our people and positively impacting the communities in which we operate; and upholding our robust risk management framework while acting with the highest standards of integrity in all that we do.