Chesapeake is committed to protecting our people and natural resources, reducing our environmental footprint and complying with all applicable laws and regulations. Aligned with our core values, our stewardship mindset is foundational to our environmental and safety management system and our Environmental Policy.

The company’s environmental and safety management system is designed to identify and address risk within our day-to-day operations while maintaining a level of consistency across our operating areas. We embrace a culture centered around continuous improvement using a structured processes to evaluate and improve our business. 

We are committed to learning and improving from incidents, no matter the size or impact. Each week, Operational and HSER leaders review incidents to understand root cause and implement corrective actions that strengthen the management system and lead to a stronger business and improved environmental and safety performance. 

Structured Approach to Continuous Improvement

Our environmental and safety management system provides the planning and accountability needed to proactively identify and manage compliance risk across the company’s operations.

Environmental and Safety Management System

  • Risk assessment and planning
  • Operational site design
  • Safe operating controls and compliance
  • Emergency response readiness
  • Contractor management
  • Incident management
  • Monitoring, measurement and evaluation
  • Leadership accountability and management
  • Weekly incident and impact review
Safety of All • Protection of Natural Resources • Operational Excellence • Commitment of Company Resources • Support of Industry Regulation • Continuous Improvement

2022 Environmental Performance


mt CO2e / gross mboe

Scope 1 and 2 GHG emissions intensity


Scope 1 and 2 methane intensity(1)


bbl / gross boe

freshwater intensity rate


bbl / bbl total water consumed

water recycling rate


bbl / mbbl total produced liquids

net spill intensity

As of Dec. 31, 2022

Learning from Incidents

Should an incident occur, we have a commitment to learn from it and, where appropriate, improve our processes. We utilize a root cause investigation system to standardize our reporting and analysis, including determining the source of an incident and discerning where and what improvements are needed.

(1) (volume methane emissions / volume gross natural gas produced)

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