Halliburton's environmental management efforts are facilitated by the Halliburton Management System (HMS), which helps the Company manage environmental risks and identify areas where we can reduce or mitigate our environmental impact. HMS comprehensively details policies, business practices, and procedures that guide work at the Company. You can read more about HMS on the Halliburton website.
As Halliburton seeks to be a responsible steward of the environment, we are engaged in concerted efforts to reduce energy use and GHG emissions, conserve water and optimize usage, use chemicals in environmentally safe ways, decrease waste, protect the health and well-being of employees, manage the impact of our operations on biodiversity, and manage environmental practices in our supply chain.
The HMS, and all processes and procedures encompassed within it, comply with industry-standard certification programs, including ISO 14001 and API RP 75. Based on business requirements, many Halliburton product lines and facilities are externally certified according to ISO 14001. In 2022, 69 Halliburton facilities held ISO 14001 certifications.
In 2022, Halliburton developed and launched Sustainability Project Ideas, a platform our workforce can use to submit new sustainability ideas. We also recognized exceptional employee accomplishments and highlighted impactful projects via our other recognition awards programs, including the Sustainability Recognition Program and the HSE, Service Quality, and Continuous Improvement Award Recognition Program.
In 2022, we had no significant environmental noncompliance spill incidents and no significant environmental fines.
Chemical stewardship is a critical part of Halliburton's responsible environmental impact management. We utilize automated regulatory tracking alerts that are integrated into chemical import and export transactions globally, and our proactive risk-impact analysis supports sustainable market development.
We also utilize our Chemistry Scoring Index (CSI) to assess and compare the risks associated with using Halliburton’s chemical products in oil and gas operations. All of our chemical products are backed by a Safety Data Sheet that complies with the latest regulatory requirements. The chemical constituents of our hydraulic fracturing fluids comply with state laws and voluntary standards.
In 2022, Halliburton adopted a new regulatory compliance program that facilitates more effective communication with our suppliers. We collect information about the chemical products we purchase to fulfill global chemical compliance requirements and sustainability goals. We do this by distributing chemical questionnaires to vendors, and store this data in a consistent, data-safe format while safeguarding the confidential information received from suppliers.
Halliburton's product lines are constantly on the lookout for ways they can reduce liquid waste, improve water quality, conserve water, and advance sustainable, cost-effective waste management processes for our customers as well as our operations. Although customers purchase and control the water they use at hydraulic fracturing sites and at wellsites, we offer solutions designed to help improve their water use practices.
The Company pursues these goals on a global scale by working with customers to reduce, reuse, and repurpose — or "3R" — all fluids to the fullest extent possible. We proactively clean, blend, and reuse most feedstock as a habitual environmental conservation practice that saves water and helps prevent emissions associated with the manufacture, transfer, and mixing of new fluids.
Halliburton's reported water-usage data accounts for the water used at Company-owned and Company-leased locations (with the exception of locations that include water usage in their leases) in the U.S., Canada, and most of the Company's global facilities.
Using our climate-risk scenario analysis and the Aqueduct Water Risk Atlas published by the World Resources Institute, we identify facilities where it is best to prioritize water use improvements. Many Halliburton locations — particularly those in water-stressed areas, including two facilities in Latin America — have also implemented water-reduction and water-recycling projects.
Halliburton develops and implements plans to minimize and manage waste in Company operations. These plans are designed to reduce the waste produced at the offices, workshops, field camps, manufacturing facilities, and wellsites where Halliburton possesses operational authority.
The Company's 2022 waste-generation data is inclusive of all U.S. locations, all manufacturing locations, and any non-U.S. location with a building footprint that exceeds two acres (8,092 m2) or that houses activities with potential for particularly high levels of waste generation.
In 2022, we developed readily accessible and easy-to-use tools to support water use and waste reduction at the facility level. This allows us to better collect and store water and waste-generation data. We worked with select locations that generate large volumes of waste to develop and roll out the toolkit and will work with these locations to establish activity-based waste-reduction targets.
Halliburton follows environmentally sound and sustainable business practices in Company operations. This includes minimizing disturbances to the land where the Company builds and operates offices, field camps, chemical facilities, and service centers. We conduct proper environmental due diligence and permitting when establishing new facilities, and work to ensure regulatory compliance is maintained throughout the life of each facility.
In addition, Halliburton recognizes the value of threatened lands and species, and works with local communities to protect and restore sensitive habitats near Company facilities.
Halliburton promotes habitat preservation and biodiversity in a variety of ways. Company employees engage in many biodiversity initiatives at facilities and in local communities. Globally, Halliburton teams have participated and collaborated in reforestation activities around our and our customers' sites. Halliburton employees have also worked with local communities to preserve the environment and, where possible, help restore it to its natural state.
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