Energy Workforce & Technology Council kicked off the fourth year of its ESG Certification Program last week bringing the total number of people who have enrolled in the program to more than 150. The program is facilitated by Envision Group in partnership with ClimeCo and Pickering Energy Partners and supported by Accenture.
With ESG trends evolving, the ESG Certification Program offers participants an overview of each of the dimensions and how those priorities impact the oil and gas industry. The other critical learning aspect of the program is the “ESG playbook” that participants use to assess their company’s ESG maturity and further develop throughout the year. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in best practice sharing sessions, one-on-one coaching, and write a final report — enabling participants to turn learnings into action at their organization.
The first seminar included participants from more than 15 companies, including Brigade Energy Services, CDI Energy Products, Cooper Machinery Services, Gulf Interstate Engineering, Helmerich & Payne, HMH, Integrated Well Services, Kimray, Milestone Environmental Services, Moncla Workover & Drilling, Mustang Cat, Natural Gas Services Group, Oil States International, Patterson-UTI Drilling Company, ProFrac Services, ProPetro Services, Ranger Energy Services, Smart Sand and Trillium Flow Technologies.
During the seminar, Dan Romito, Consulting Partner, Pickering Energy Partners, presented “Pragmatically Solving the Anticipated Complexities of ESG.” In addition to addressing the coming trends of ESG, Romito outlined the impending competitive landscape and what material ESG-related trends impact access to capital. He also overviewed what a pragmatic strategy for companies is as they begin to explore the various frameworks in the development of their ESG strategy.
Discussion and Breakout Groups
During the first session, participants outlined where their companies are in their ESG journey and the reasons for creating an ESG report. The Envision team considered topics such as why investors care about ESG, principles of reporting, how to integrate ESG into your business and why reporting is important.
The seminar closed with participant feedback on what they learned throughout the morning and what they hoped to get out of the training. It culminated with each group discussing their “top reasons for ESG reporting.”
Quarterly best practice sharing sessions will be held throughout the year. These are critical opportunities for participants to learn what approaches have worked in other companies and how they may apply learnings to their organizations.
Registration is still open for the course with a deadline to join before May 18. Contact Vice President Programs & Events Peggy Helfert for more information.
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Maria Suarez-Simmons, Senior Director Energy Policy, 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.