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Al Walker Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer

Effective water management and water conservation are essential to developing all energy resources for our world. Recognizing that water is one of our most precious natural resources, we participate in an industry consortium called the Energy Water Initiative to share best practices, and also have established a Water Strategy Committee to define and implement a holistic water-management approach for Anadarko.

Sustainability is integral to continuing to fulfill our corporate mission. Protecting health and the environment coupled with responsible care for our employees, contractors and communities are core to delivering consistently positive economic performance.

Anadarko’s core values form the foundation for all that we do and provide a clear path toward sustainability. Integrity and trust, servant leadership, open communication, people and passion, and commercial focus guide our daily activities and decisions. They are key elements that drive collaboration and provides opportunities for shared successes with our stakeholders wherever we operate.

The challenging market environment experienced over the past couple of years has further bolstered our determination to continually improve and discover new ways to operate more safely, efficiently and cost effectively.

Examples of recent Anadarko initiatives that reflect our desire to deliver shared successes are:

  • Safety operator challenge and Safety and Environmental Excellence Program (SEEP) – Held competitions across our operating areas and asset teams to drive enhanced safety performance through focused initiatives in training, competency demonstration and field conduct.

  • Water management – Furthered our commitment to water management through the development of an advanced best practices team with a conservation mindset in the responsible management of water on a life-cycle basis. In Colorado, our Water on Demand system has eliminated more than 330,000 large truck trips or 6.7 million traffic miles while reducing costs by more than $5 million.

  • Community advocacy and educational outreach – Expanded our advocacy and outreach with approximately 450 engagements in 2016, which enabled our stakeholders to openly communicate with our scientists and engineers, creating a better understanding of what we do, how we do it and how it benefits all of us.

  • Humanitarian partnership – Worked collaboratively with emergency services professionals to provide financial support totaling more than $3 million to the Institute for Disaster Management in Mozambique, the United Way in the United States, the Red Cross in New Zealand and countless community-based organizations.

There is no greater way to deliver shared benefits than by safely providing affordable energy, which is one of the most effective ways to lift entire regions out of abject poverty. As we seek to find and develop new sources of oil and natural gas, we also work to protect and preserve the natural environment while remaining committed to our health, safety and environment policies and initiatives. We provide information and listen to our local stakeholders prior to the start of activity, always seeking to create collaborative relationships that support our communities and long-term investment. To learn more about our initiatives, visit the Responsibility section of our website or follow us on Facebook, Instagram or LinkedIn.