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Sustainability at Santos

A sustainable approach

Santos is not just an energy company, but a company with the energy to be sustainable.

For Santos, sustainability means supplying energy for the future, and doing business in a way that improves outcomes for shareholders, employees, business partners and the communities in which it operates.

Santos does this by considering a comprehensive set of criteria beyond traditional economic measures that assess the full impact of company activities and enables better business decisions through a deeper understanding of their impacts.

As well as producing positive outcomes for all stakeholders, sustainability improves Santos’ efficiency and profitability as it strives for a leadership position in the energy market.
Santos has a three-year sustainability vision, which is built upon three key themes:

  1. understanding stakeholder expectations
  2. driving sustainability performance in existing operations
  3. integrating sustainability into the company’s transformational growth strategy.

Sustainability is explicit in Santos’ vision and provides a framework that links financial and operating targets with responsibilities to other important stakeholders.

Sustainability performance

Santos’ 2013 Sustainability Report provides a concise summary of the company’s performance across all of its operations in 2013.

This report has been developed based on input from stakeholders including employees, contractors, non-government organisations, regulators, investor research firms, shareholders and the broader community.

It aims to provide these stakeholders with further insight into Santos’ approach to sustainability and its performance across a comprehensive suite of indicators. The content of our Sustainability Report is indexed against the Global Reporting Initiative G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines. A GRI G4 Content Index is available here.

An independent assurance statement for the Sustainability Report 2013 is available here.


We welcome your feedback. Please take a few minutes to tell us what you think of the 2013 Sustainability Report by completing our online feedback form.

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The Australian Business & Climate Group, comprising Santos and eight other leading companies, is calling for an urgent strategy on low emissions technology.

Visit the ABCG website to find out more.