Williams’ Sustainability Report shows progress in reduction of greenhouse gas emissions


Williams Cos. released its new Sustainability Report and said it showcases dozens of ways the Tulsa-based company is enhancing quality of life, protecting the environment and supporting its employees and communities.

The company pointed out it does more than capture metrics around environmental,social and governance (ESG) efforts.

“Sustainability isn’t just about what we’re doing today but also how we are preparing for the future,” said President & CEO Alan Armstrong. “We are contributing to a cleaner environment now and for generations to come.”

Williams pointed toward its continuing efforts to reduce GHG emissions, noting it was the first North American midstream company to commit to actionable clilmate targets. The report stated that Williams has reduced company-wide Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions by 43% since 2005, making progress toward its 2030 goal of a 56% reduction.

Scope 1 emissions are direct greenhouse (GHG) emissions that occur from sources that are controlled or owned by an organization (e.g., emissions associated with fuel combustion in boilers, furnaces, vehicles).

Scope 2 are emissions that a company causes indirectly and come from where the energy it purchases and uses is produced. For example, the emissions caused when generating the electricity that used in the firm’s buildings would fall into this category.