Energy Workforce committees have an engaging calendar of events scheduled this fall that are focused on the sector’s technology: what it can do for emissions reduction, how it is increasing digitalization and how to measure all these performance gains.
An annual event, this year co-hosted by the ESG, Energy Technology, HSE and I&D Engagement Committees, the ESG Capstone Seminar on October 3 serves as a forum to explore lessons learned throughout the year and also prepare for the coming year and its trends.
The 2022 capstone brings experts to highlight what operators, such as ConocoPhillips and Apache Corporation, are seeking from their suppliers in the changing landscape of sustainability. As ESG and net-zero targets emerge and evolve, the energy services sector is a critical component in customer supply chain, business planning and decision-making.
Through digital innovation, the oil and gas industry is modernizing its way to lower emissions, increased productivity and efficiencies. The energy services sector is at the forefront of these technologies and in a session hosted by the Energy Technology Committee and Vallourec, a panel of Member Company Chief Information and Technology Officers will explore how digitalization is impacting greenhouse gas emission reductions. Seeking to provide the full picture, the event will also feature presentations by Amazon Web Services and a discussion with Houston leaders on what makes the city a hub for energy innovation.
Companies are increasingly under pressure to report on ESG Standards, but the landscape continues to grow in complexity. Energy Workforce, in partnership with ClimeCo, is hosting a workshop dedicated to building an ESG reporting plan, what success looks like, what topics will be reported on, what to say about those topics and where the information will be shared. By the end of the workshop, attendees will have created an outline of an ESG reporting plan that you can use to initiate discussion among internal stakeholders.
SEC Climate Disclosure Rule
The energy services sector should be taking actions today to understand where they are in their readiness to report Scope 1, 2 and 3 emissions given customer demands for supplier transparency and in preparation for the potential SEC proposed rule on climate disclosures.
Energy Workforce will be hosting a session with Deloitte in November geared to further explore the proposed rule and share best practices for the sector. Session details will be announced soon. Deloitte’s ESG Readiness materials include a proposed roadmap for companies to identify where they are to where they want to be and offers steps to prepare for the SEC climate disclosure rule.
If you are interested in attending these events or getting engaged with the host committees, please contact Maria-Suarez Simmons.
Maria Suarez-Simmons, Director Government Affairs, writes about industry-specific policies for the Energy Workforce & Technology Council. Click here to subscribe to the Energy Workforce newsletter, which highlights sector-specific issues, best practices, activities and more.