IPIECA/API/IOGP, GRI and GRI Oil and Gas Sector Disclosures Index

This index shows the location in this report and in additional documents of the indicators (content areas) that have been reported on according to the Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting (3rd Edition, 2015) developed by IPIECA, the American Petroleum Institute (API)  and International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP). The index also serves as a guide to the indicators set forth by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Guidelines (G4, 2013) and GRI Oil and Gas Sector Disclosures (2013).

IPIECA/API/IOGP

Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
E1: Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Emissions Report quantity of GHG emissions, including carbon dioxide and methane, from combustion and other processes. Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions
Environment Performance Data
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
E2: Energy Use Report total quantity of energy consumed in oil and gas operations or other business activities. Environment Performance Data
2016 Climate Change CDP
 Full
E4: Flared Gas Report the quantity of hydrocarbon gas flared to the atmosphere from operations. Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions
Environment Performance Data
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
E5: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services Report on how the company addresses biodiversity and ecosystem services (BES) aspects to ensure that operational dependencies and potential impacts are appropriately mitigated, associated potential risks are effectively managed and potential opportunities for BES enhancement are identified. Habitat
Water
Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
E6: Fresh Water Report quantity of fresh water withdrawn or consumed by oil and gas operations and summarize actions taken to manage identified risks associated with freshwater use. Water
Environment Performance Data
2016 Water CDP
Full
E7: Discharges to Water Report quantities of discharges to a surface water environment from oil and gas operations. Water
2016 Water CDP
Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
E8: Other Air Emissions Report quantities of emissions to the atmosphere from oil and gas operations. Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions
Environment Performance Data
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
E9: Spills to the Environment Describe systems implemented to prevent spills to the environment and quantify spills including details of any significant spills and response measures undertaken. Spills and Violations
Environment Performance Data
Full
E10: Waste Report quantities of waste from oil and gas operations Waste Full
E11: Decommissioning Describe the company’s approach to planning and execution of decommissioning activities (includes abatement, demolition, remediation and reclamation). Spills and Violations Partial
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
HS1: Workforce Participation Describe health and safety management programs and processes to facilitate participation of the workforce at all levels in health and safety dialogues. Health and Safety Introduction
Building on Our “NO HARM” Culture
Safety Outreach
Health
Full
HS2: Workforce Health Describe programs and processes for identifying and addressing significant workforce health issues, especially at the community and country level. Health Full
HS3: Occupational Injury and Illness Incidents Report health and safety data on workforce injuries or illnesses resulting from occupational incidents. 2015 Safety Milestones
Health and Safety Performance Data
Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
HS4: Product Stewardship The company’s approach to assessing and communicating product health, safety and environmental (HSE) risks. Building on Our “NO HARM” culture Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
HS5: Process Safety Report the number and description of Tier 1 and Tier 2 process safety events based on the consequence criteria defined by API Recommended Practice 754—Process Safety Performance Indicators for the Refining and Petrochemical Industries and IOGP’s report entitled Asset Integrity—Key Performance Indicators. Process Safety data was included in 2014 report but is not included in 2015 report while we refine data calculation to align with American Petroleum Institute data standards. Partial
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
SE1: Local Community Impacts and Engagement Describe policies, strategies and procedures for understanding and addressing local community impacts and engaging with affected stakeholders. Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions
Human Rights
Safety Outreach
Full
SE3: Involuntary Resettlement Describe policies, programs and procedures related to involuntary resettlement. We have not conducted any operations that led to involuntary resettlement.
Human Rights
Partial
SE4: Social Investment Describe strategies, programs and procedures relating to social investment, and their effectiveness. Communities Introduction
Social Investment
Corporate Office and Gulf Coast
DJ Basin
Eagle Ford/Permian Basin
Marcellus Shale
West Africa
Eastern Mediterranean
Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
SE5: Local Content Practices Describe policies, programs and procedures related to local content Social Investment Partial
SE6: Local Hiring Practices Describe the company’s strategies, programs and procedures to provide employment opportunities to residents or nationals of host countries and communities. Social Investment
West Africa
Eastern Mediterranean
People Performance Data
Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
SE8: Human Rights Due Diligence Describe the company’s approach to human rights due diligence including supporting processes. Human Rights Partial
SE9: Human Rights and Suppliers Describe the approach, programs and processes to promote respect for human rights and labor practices by suppliers. Human Rights Partial
SE10: Security and Human Rights Describe policies, programs and processes related to security and human rights. Human Rights
CSR Policy
Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
SE11: Preventing Corruption Describes policies, programs and procedures to prevent bribery and corruption, and mechanisms to monitor compliance. Anti-Corruption/Anti-Bribery Initiatives
Code of Conduct
CSR Policy
Full
SE12: Preventing Corruption Involving Business Partners Describe anti-corruption policies and procedures applicable to business partners, including suppliers and contractors. Anti-Corruption/Anti-Bribery Initiatives
Code of Conduct
CSR Policy
Full
SE13: Transparency of Payments to Host Governments Describe policies and programs for the promotion of revenue transparency. Revenue Transparency
CSR Policy
Partial
SE14: Public Advocacy and Lobbying Describe the company’s approach to managing public advocacy, lobbying and political contributions. Public Policy Engagement and Contributions
Corporate Governance
Political Activity
Political Activity Guidelines
Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
SE15: Workforce Diversity and Inclusion Describe policies, programs and procedures promoting diversity and inclusion. Diversity
Code of Conduct
Full
SE16: Workforce Engagement Describe the company’s approach to workforce engagement. Workforce Changes
Leadership Development
Diversity
Partial
SE17: Workforce Training and Development Describe approach, programs and procedures for providing workforce training and development opportunities. Leadership Development
Corporate Office and Gulf Coast
DJ Basin
Marcellus Shale
West Africa
Eastern Mediterranean
Partial
SE18: Non-retaliation and Workforce Grievance System Describe non-retaliation policy and confidential workforce grievance system. Code of Conduct Full

GRI and GRI Oil and Gas Sector Disclosures Index

Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
G4-3

Name of organization

About Us Full
G4-4

Primary brands, products, services

About Us Full
G4-5

Headquarters

Contact Us Full
G4-6

Number of countries where the organization operates

Our Commitments and Operations Full
G4-7

Nature of ownership and legal form

About Us
Governance
Annual Report
Full
G4-8

Markets served

Our Commitments and Operations Full
G4-9

Scale of organization

Our Commitments and Operations
People Performance Data
Annual Report
Full
G4-10

Total workforce by employment type, employment contract and region

People Performance Data Full
G4-11

Percentage of total employees covered by collective bargaining agreements

Data not available Full
G4-12

Describe the organization’s supply chain

Other Resources Partial
G4-13

Significant changes to the organization in the reporting period regarding size, structure or ownership

About Our Reporting Full
G4-14

Whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization

We do not use the precautionary approach. Full
G4-15

List externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles, or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or which it endorses

Social Charters
2016 Water CDP
2016 Climate Change CDP
Human Rights
Full
G4-16

List memberships of associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organizations in which the organizations participates or supports

Revenue Transparency Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
G4-17

Entities included in financial statements and those not covered by report

About Our Reporting
Annual Report
Full
G4-18

Explain the process for defining the report content and the Aspect Boundaries and how the organization has implemented the Reporting Principles for Defining Report Content

About Our Reporting Partial
G4-19

List all the material Aspects identified in the process for defining report content

About Our Reporting Partial
G4-20

For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary within the organization

About Our Reporting Partial
G4-21

For each material Aspect, report the Aspect Boundary outside the organization

About Our Reporting Partial
G4-22

Report the restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements.

About Our Reporting Full
G4-23

Report significant changes from previous reporting periods in the Scope and Aspect Boundaries

About Our Reporting Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
G4-24

List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization

About Our Reporting
We used input gathered from a diverse group of NGOs and sustainability performance analysts to learn more about external stakeholder expectations in order to develop our initial sustainability reports and have continued to gather feedback from these sources. Their comments and others helped guide the development of this 2015 Sustainability Report.
Full
G4-25

Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage

About Our Reporting
We used input gathered from a diverse group of NGOs and sustainability performance analysts to learn more about external stakeholder expectations in order to develop our initial sustainability reports and have continued to gather feedback from these sources. Their comments and others helped guide the development of this 2015 Sustainability Report.
Full
G4-26

Organization’s approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group, and an indication of whether any of the engagement was undertaken specifically as part of the report preparation process

About Our Reporting
We used input gathered from a diverse group of NGOs and sustainability performance analysts to learn more about external stakeholder expectations in order to develop our initial sustainability reports and have continued to gather feedback from these sources. Their comments and others helped guide the development of this 2015 Sustainability Report.
Full
G4-27

Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting.

About Our Reporting
We used input gathered from a diverse group of NGOs and sustainability performance analysts to learn more about external stakeholder expectations in order to develop our initial sustainability reports and have continued to gather feedback from these sources. Their comments and others helped guide the development of this 2015 Sustainability Report.
Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
G4-28

Reporting period for information provided

About Our Reporting Full
G4-29

Date of most recent previous report

2015
Report Archive
Full
G4-30

Reporting cycle

About Our Reporting Full
G4-31

Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents

About Our Reporting Full
G4-32

‘In accordance’ option the organization has chosen and report the GRI Content Index for the chosen option

About Our Reporting Full
G4-33

Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.

About Our Reporting Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
G4-34

Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body. Identify any committees responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts

Board Governance
Corporate Governance
Full
G4-36

Whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position or positions with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics, and whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body

Executive Vice President of Exploration, New Ventures, Frontier, Environmental, Health, Safety and Regulatory (EHSR) and Business Innovation Susan M. Cunningham reports to Chairman, President and CEO David L. Stover
Management Team
Full
G4-37

Processes for consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental and social topics. If consultation is delegated, describe to whom and any feedback processes to the highest governance body.

Contact the Board Full
G4-38

Composition of the highest governance body and its committees

Corporate Governance
Board of Directors
Full
G4-39

Whether the chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer (and, if so, his or her function within the organization’s management and the reasons for this arrangement).

David L. Stover is Chairman, President and CEO of Noble Energy
Corporate Governance
Board of Directors
Full
G4-40

Nomination and selection process for the highest governance body and its committees, and the criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members

Proxy Statement – Page 14 Full
G4-41

Processes for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed. Whether conflicts of interest are disclosed to stakeholders

Corporate Governance Guidelines
Code of Ethics for Chief Executive and Senior Financial Officers
Full
G4-49

Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body

Contact the Board Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
G4-56

Organization’s values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics.

Code of Conduct
Governance
Corporate Governance
Full
G4-57

Internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as helplines or advice lines.

Code of Conduct
Human Rights
Contact the Board
Full
G4-58

Internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as escalation through line management, whistleblowing mechanisms or hotlines.

Code of Conduct
Human Rights
Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
Economic Performance
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Annual Report Full
G4-EC1

Direct economic value generated and distributed

Annual Report Full
G4-EC2

Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization’s activities due to climate change

Climate Change
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
G4-EC3

Coverage of the organization’s defined benefit plan obligations

Benefits Full
Reserves
G4-OG1

Volume and type of estimated proved reserves and production

Our Commitments and Operations Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
Materials
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Waste Management Full
G4-EN1

Materials used by weight or volume

Waste Management Full
G4-EN2

Percentage of materials used that are recycled or input materials

Waste Management Full
Energy
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
G4-EN3

Energy consumption within the organization

Environment Performance Data
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
G4-EN4

Energy consumption outside the organization

2016 Climate Change CDP Full
G4-EN6

Reduction of energy consumption

Environment Performance Data Full
Water
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Water
2016 Water CDP
Full
G4-EN8

Total water withdrawal by source

Water
Environment Performance Data
2016 Water CDP
Full
G4-EN9

Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water

Water
2016 Water CDP
Full
G4-EN10

Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused

Water
Environment Performance Data
2016 Water CDP
Full
Ecosystem Services Including Biodiversity
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Habitat Full
G4-EN11

Operational sites owned, leased, managed in, or adjacent to, protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

Habitat Full
G4-EN12

Description of significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity in protected areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas

Water
Habitat
Full
G4-EN13

Habitats protected or restored

Water
Habitat
Full
G4-EN14

Total number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk

Habitat Full
G4-OG4

Number and percentage of significant operating sites in which biodiversity risk has been assessed and monitored

Habitat
Water
Full
Emissions
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
G4-EN15

Direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 1)

Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions
Environment Performance Data
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
G4-EN16

Energy indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 2)

Environment Performance Data
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
G4-EN17

Other indirect greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions (scope 3)

Environment Performance Data
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
G4-EN18

Greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions intensity

2016 Climate Change CDP Full
G4-EN19

Reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions

Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions
Environment Performance Data
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
G4-EN20

Emissions of ozone-depleting substances (ODS)

Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions Full
G4-EN21

Nox, Sox, and other significant air emissions

Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions
Environment Performance Data
Full
Effluents and Waste
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Water
Waste Management
Full
G4-EN22

Total water discharge by quality and destination

Water
Environment Performance Data
2016 Water CDP
Full
G4-EN23

Total weight of waste by type and disposal method

Waste Management Full
G4-EN24

Total number and volume of significant spills

Spills and Violations
Environment Performance Data
Full
G4-EN25

Weight of transported, imported, exported or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III, and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped international

Waste Management Full
G4-EN26

Report water bodies and related habitats that are significantly affected by water discharges

Water Full
G4-OG5

Volume and disposal of formation or produced water

Environment Performance Data Partial
G4-OG6

Volume of flared and vented hydrocarbon

Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions
Environment Performance Data
2016 Climate Change CDP
Full
G4-OG7

Amount of drilling waste (drill mud and cuttings) and strategies for treatment and disposal

Waste Management Partial
Products and Services
Energy
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Waste Management Full
G4-EN28

Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category

Products are sold and removed via truck or pipeline. We do not package our product for sale, so there are no packaging materials to reclaim and none of the product comes back for recovery.
Waste Management
Full
G4-OG8

Benzene, Lead and Sulfur Content in Fuels

Noble Energy does not produce fuels or refine petroleum products.
Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions
Full
Compliance
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Spills and Violations Full
G4-EN29

Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations

Spills and Violations Full
Transport
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions Full
G4-EN30

Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials for the organization’s operations, and transporting members of the workforce

Greenhouse Gas and Other Emissions Full
Overall
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Environment Introduction Full
G4-EN31

Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type

Environment Introduction Partial
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
Employment
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

People Full
G4-LA1

Total number and rates of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region

People Partial
Occupational Health and Safety
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Health and Safety Introduction
Building on Our NO HARM Culture
Health
Full
G4-LA6

Type of injury and rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days, and absenteeism, and total number of work-related fatalities, by region and by gender

2015 Safety Milestones
Health and Safety Performance Data
Partial
G4-LA7

Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation

Health Partial
Training and Education
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Leadership Development Full
G4-LA10

Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings

People
Leadership Development
Full
Diversity and Equal Opportunity
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Diversity Full
G4-LA12

Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership, and other indicators of diversity

Board of Directors
People Performance Data
Partial
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
Investment
G4-DMA Disclosures on management approach  Human Rights Partial
G4-HR1

Total number and percentage of significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that underwent human rights screening

Human Rights Partial
G4-HR2

Total hours of employee training on human rights policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained

Human Rights Partial
Child Labor
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Human Rights
CSR Policy
Full
G4-HR5

Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of child labor

Human Rights Partial
Forced or Compulsory Labor
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Human Rights
CSR Policy
Full
G4-HR6

Operations and suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced and compulsory labor, and measures taken to contribute to the effective abolition of all forms of forced or compulsory labor

Human Rights Partial
Security Practices
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Human Rights
CSR Policy
Full
G4-HR7

Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization’s human rights policies or procedures that are relevant to operations

Human Rights Partial
Indigenous Rights
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Human Rights Partial
G4-HR8

Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous peoples and actions taken

We had no significant disputes with indigenous peoples.
Human Rights
Full
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
Local Communities
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Human Rights
CSR Policy
Full
G4-SO1

Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments, and development programs

Human Rights
DJ Basin
Eagle Ford/Permian Basin
Partial
G4-OG10

Number and description of significant disputes with local communities and indigenous peoples

We had no significant disputes with indigenous peoples.
Human Rights
Full
G4-OG11

Number of sites that have been decommissioned and sites that are in the process of being decommissioned

Spill and Violations Full
Anti-Corruption
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Anti-Corruption/Anti-Bribery Initiatives
CSR Policy
Code of Conduct
Full
G4-SO4

Communication and training on anti-corruption policies and procedures

Anti-Corruption/Anti-Bribery Initiatives Full
Public Policy
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Public Policy Engagement and Contributions
Political Activity Guidelines
Full
G4-SO6

Total value of political contributions by country and recipient/beneficiary

Public Policy Engagement and Contributions Partial
Compliance
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Governance Full
Grievance Mechanisms for Impacts on Society
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Human Rights
Code of Conduct
CSR Policy
Full
G4-SO11

Number of grievances about impacts on society filed, addressed, and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms

Human Rights
Code of Conduct
Full
Emergency Preparedness
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Building on Our NO HARM Culture Full
Involuntary Resettlement
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

We have not conducted any operations that led to involuntary resettlement.
Human Rights
Full
G4-OG12

Operations where involuntary resettlement took place, the number of households resettled in each and how their livelihoods were affected in the process

We have not conducted any operations that led to involuntary resettlement.
Human Rights
Full
Asset Integrity and Process Safety
G4-DMA

Disclosures on management approach

Process Safety data was included in 2014 report but is not included in 2015 report while we refine data calculation to align with American Petroleum Institute data standards. Partial
G4-OG13

Number of process safety events, by business activity

Process Safety data was included in 2014 report but is not included in 2015 report while we refine data calculation to align with American Petroleum Institute data standards. Partial
Indicator Description Location in Report or Response Level of Disclosure
Fossil Fuel Substitutes
G4-OG14

Volume of biofuels produced and purchased meeting sustainability criteria

We do not produce biofuels. Full