Biological diversity.ConocoPhillips recognises the importance of biodiversity in maintaining ecosystems' health and as a vital factor in human well-being. Protecting plant and animal species and ecosystems, also known as "biological diversity", or "biodiversity", is an essential component of our health, safety, and environmental commitment wherever we operate.
Biodiversity is a term used to capture the concept of the world's biological richness and variability. Biodiversity includes all populations and species of plants, animals, and microbes that occur in nature and the interactions within and between these populations that contribute to ecosystem function. Ecosystem functions provide essential services that support human needs such as food, shelter, clothing, medicines, and fuel. Biodiversity can also have recreational, cultural, spiritual and aesthetic values.
ConocoPhillips will implement mitigation planning processes aimed at reducing the effects of our activities on the environment and conserve biodiversity. We will address biodiversity conservation as part of investment appraisal investment appraisal
evaluation of the potential profitability of a proposed investment. , and during the planning and development of major capital projects by conducting environmental impact analyses, collecting key environmental data and implementing mitigation and monitoring programs to reduce impacts and assure results.
Integration of biodiversity conservation principles in our business management systems, considering all stages of the asset life cycle
Development of Biodiversity Action Plans for projects located in areas of high conservation value
Use of widely available and effective planning tools such as those developed by IPIECA IPIECA International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association , Energy and Biodiversity Initiative, and the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers to facilitate biodiversity conservation
Adoption of a landscape-scale perspective which promotes habitat integrity and connectivity over a broader area than just our facility sites as important issues in land use decision making
Consideration of targeted opportunities for habitat improvement, including projects for rehabilitation rehabilitation: see physical therapy. . The use of biodiversity offsets will be considered when appropriate.
Collaboration with key stakeholders to increase capacity for biodiversity protection, internally and in related institutions and communities
Linkage of biodiversity protection with GHG GHG Greenhouse Gas
GHG Governor's Horse Guard (various locations) emissions reductions, where both goals can be met through integrated planning In amphibious operations, the planning accomplished by commanders and staffs of corresponding echelons from parallel chains of command within the amphibious task force. See also amphibious operation; amphibious task force. and action
That in the fulfillment of our business strategy, we will serve as a positive example of how natural resource development can occur in harmony with society's need to conserve biodiversity.