At Equitrans Midstream, our business is the transportation of clean-burning natural gas to support our nation’s growing demand for a reliable source of energy. We are deeply committed to conducting this business in a fair, honest, and responsible manner, and we understand that business ethics and integrity are immutable.
Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics ensures the integrity of our leaders, employees, and contractors; and we continually seek new ways to bolster ethics and compliance. In 2020, we evaluated and refined our corporate governance practices and approved changes to our governing documents to further enhance transparency and trust with our investors and other key stakeholders. We acknowledge it is our responsibility to manage the environmental, social, and governance (ESG) issues that matter most – and through our continued commitment to sustainability we are able to minimize our impacts on society and the environment, while also creating long-term value for our stakeholders.
As part of our comprehensive focus on sustainability, we established an ESG governance structure that organizes and implements the strategic management of ESG issues across all areas our Company – from executive leaders to front-line employees – and contributes to cross-functional collaboration and innovation. To support companywide integration, and to align with the importance we place on our social responsibility and sustainability efforts, the global oversight and responsibility of these initiatives has been accepted by our full Board of Directors.
We recognize that a commitment to a culture of responsibility, integrity, transparency, and trust enhances our long-term success and sustainability as a Company – everywhere we operate – from our corporate hallways and boardrooms, to our neighborhoods and communities, to our marketplace and end-users.
Equitrans Midstream has a strong foundation around corporate governance and we will continue to communicate our past actions, current progress, and path forward as our sustainable journey moves forward.