Sustainability at Santos
“As Australia’s biggest domestic gas supplier and a leading Asia-Pacific liquefied natural gas supplier, Santos has improved the lives of people throughout Australia and Asia for more than 50 years.
Our values drive everything we do, as we build a better future for our customers, employees and the communities in which we operate.
With significant expansion in recent years, this responsibility grows even greater. Santos assets span across Australia, Papua New Guinea and Timor-Leste, with our focus continuing to be on safely providing cleaner, reliable, low-cost fuel products.”
– Kevin Gallagher, CEO
Realising a better future demands that we operate sustainably and meet the needs and expectations of our stakeholders. Sustainability is core not just to our values but drives our long-term value as a business.
As a major fuels producer for the Asia-Pacific region, Santos has an important global role to play in a sustainable world. We are committed to realising a global future where temperature increase is limited to below 2 degrees Celsius, while reliable and affordable energy continues to power domestic and global markets. Delivery of this vision is underpinned by a relentless focus on preventing harm to people and the environment, and working in partnership with the communities in which we operate.
At Santos, we have seven Sustainability Pillars embedded within our business to underpin our approach to sustainability, across all of our business activities and strategic planning: economic sustainability, health and safety, climate change, environment, community and supply chain, indigenous partnerships and people and culture.
In recognition of our core value to ‘pursue exceptional results’, we are committed to continually making progress and maturing the way in which we report on the aspirations and targets that we have set for each of these pillars.
Read more about our seven Sustainability Pillars below and in our 2021 Sustainability Report.
Santos’ strategy is built around five core asset hubs in Australia, Timor-Leste and Papua New Guinea. It recognises the intrinsic role of natural gas, carbon capture and storage (CCS) and the potential for clean hydrogen as an alternative energy source in a global future where temperature increase is limited to well below 2 degrees Celsius.
Climate change considerations, reducing global greenhouse gas emissions and improving air quality are intrinsic to our strategy.
Visit the climate change page for the emissions reductions targets that Santos has set and reporting on our progress achieved to date.
Solar panels, Port Bonython facility, South Australia.
Community and supply chain
Santos is committed to creating a sustainable future for the communities where we live and work, by delivering benefits that have a positive impact. Our commitment includes partnering with community groups and organisations that contribute to the social vitality of the region. We work with local businesses and organisations to create jobs, build diverse skill sets and keep Santos’ supply chain local.
Visit the community and supply chain page for more information on sponsorships, our work with communities, our Local Industry, Community and Indigenous Participation Policy and our Modern Slavery Statement.
Santos has developed a safe, responsible and disciplined operating model that ensures we are economically sustainable.
The clarity of this strategy and consistency of execution over recent years has been critical in growing the business and ensuring that we remain economically sustainable for decades to come.
Visit the economic sustainability page for more information on our approach.
Marine life beneath the Harriet Alpha facility, Western Australia.
Santos is committed to achieving a net-zero environmental footprint, preventing environmental harm from occurring and protecting the unique ecosystems in which we operate.
Visit the environment page for information about our approach to environmental management and performance.
Health and safety
Health and safety come first at Santos’ operating locations and in the communities where we have a presence, guided by our Always Safe value. Santos is committed to being the safest natural gas company.
Visit the health and safety page for more information about our approach and performance.
Santos employees at our Narrabri facility, New South Wales.
Santos Aboriginal Power Cup, Adelaide, South Australia.
Santos has longstanding relationships with many Indigenous communities, some dating back over 30 years. We engage Traditional Owner groups and Land Councils for the lifecycle of our operations on matters relating to native title and cultural heritage management.
We are committed to creating economic, employment, training, education and other enterprise opportunities for Indigenous people.
Visit the Indigenous partnerships page to find out more about our approaches and progress.
People and culture
As a leader in the natural gas industry, we want to encourage Australia’s smartest and most creative minds to choose a career with Santos.
We recognise the value of our workforce and offer a diverse range of inclusive learning and development options to suit the needs of the individual.
Visit the people and culture page to find out more about our approaches and progress.
Santos employees, Adelaide, South Australia.