Recognition and awards
We continue to benchmark our health, safety and environmental (HSE) performance by participating in annual surveys carried out by the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP). The IOGP has been collecting safety and environmental data on a voluntary basis from its member companies globally for many years.
It is the largest database of HSE performance in oil and gas exploration and production. IOGP produces annual reports that provide trend analysis and benchmarking, and identify areas and activities that can improve performance.
We also work with organisations such as FTSE4Good, the Carbon Disclosure Project, Empowering Responsible Investment (EIRIS) and Vigeo, which assess and report on a wide range of environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues for the investment community.
To ensure we stay current and keep pace with the latest good practice reporting mechanisms, we routinely look at and review how our sector leaders and peers report. We are continually seeking ways to improve transparency and integration of CR issues in our Annual Report and to better demonstrate value to our stakeholders.
In 2015, our 2014 Annual Report to Shareholders was nominated for the second-year running by the Investor Relations Society in the Best Annual Report category among FTSE 250 companies. We were also shortlisted for Best Audit and Risk Disclosure in the FTSE 250 at the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (ICSA) Excellence in Governance Awards.