We view sustainability as a multidisciplinary focus that balances economic growth, environmental stewardship and social responsibility. Pioneer develops natural resources while supporting surrounding communities and protecting the environment. Intently focused on reducing emissions and emission intensities, Pioneer limits flaring to less than 2% of its produced gas, one of the lowest flaring percentages of operators in the Permian Basin. Our proactive measures, including aerial monitoring of 100% of Permian facilities for leak detection and repair and producing a well only once it’s fully connected to a gas line, combine to make Pioneer a leader in environmental stewardship.
For years Pioneer has focused on reducing its use of freshwater by increasing reuse of produced water and working with the cities of Midland and Odessa to acquire treated effluent water. After the new Midland water treatment facility comes online in late 2020, Pioneer expects to reduce its freshwater use to below 20% in 2021 and to reduce freshwater use further over the next few years.
Socially, Pioneer maintains a proactive safety culture, supports a diverse workforce and inspires teamwork to drive innovation. Our Board of Directors has a Health, Safety and Environment Committee and a Nominating and Corporate Governance Committee to ensure that proper ESG protocols are in place and to promote a culture of continuous improvement in safety and environmental practices.
For more information about Pioneer’s position on human rights and equality, visit the Values and Diversity and Inclusion pages. See also our: