IPIECAInternational Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association
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Thirty-seven years later, IPIECA remains the oil and gas industry's principal channel of communication with the United Nations.
IPIECA's vision is for an oil and gas industry that successfully improves its operations and products to meet society's expectations for environmental and social performance, and works to achieve this by developing, sharing and promoting good practices and solutions, enhancing and communicating knowledge and understanding, engaging members and others in the industry and, working in partnership with key stakeholders Currently, IPIECA addresses a range of sustainability issues for the sector including biodiversity, climate change, health, oil spill preparedness, operations and fuels, reporting, social responsibility and water.
Other speakers include Lynda Armstrong, Chair of the British Safety Council; Ali al-Rahbi, vice-president (quality, health, safety, environment and security) at Dolphin Energy; Mahesh Patel, HSE liaison and acting manager (HSE business strategies, regulations and enforcement) at Qatar Petroleum; and Brian Sullivan, executive director of IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for green and social issues.
As part of this process, an IPIECA Reporting Task Force brought together an Independent Stakeholder Panel made up of representatives from business, environmental and community-based NGOs, investors, and institutions.
ii) Setting standards for corporate governance and business conduct by raising (a) Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) standards including a programme dedicated to staff training and/or certification; (b) implementing a comprehensive Corporate Governance Action Plan; and (c) membership of the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association ( IPIECA );
IPIECA is the London-based oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, with membership covering half of the worlds oil production, and principal communication channel with the United Nations.
The Local Water Tool (LWT) was developed out of the Global Environmental Management Initiative to help companies define local water risks at specific operating sites, and a customized LWT for the Oil and Gas industry was developed with IPIECA in 2011.