HOUSTON, Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Talos Energy Inc. (“Talos” or the “Company”) (NYSE: TALO) today published its inaugural Environment, Social and Governance Report (the “ESG Report”), which covers the Company’s 2019 operations and results and highlights the Company’s initiatives and commitments across a range of topics including health and safety, environmental and social responsibility and corporate governance.
As one of the leading independent operators in the Gulf of Mexico, Talos is proud of the role it plays in safely and responsibly serving the critical energy supply chain that supports our modern society in countless ways. Corporate responsibility is at the core of Talos’s daily operations and culture, with a constant focus on maintaining safe operations, producing oil and gas in an environmentally conscious and sustainable manner and acting as a positive force, both for the Company’s employees and in local communities.
Highlights of the Company’s ESG Report include:
- Health and Safety: Zero recordable incidents by Talos employees and just nine recordable incidents total across over 3.7 million man hours worked in 2019 U.S. operations, representing more than a 50% reduction in incident rates from 2018 to 2019 and a highly competitive incident rate across all sectors of the U.S. economy.
- Environment: Zero hydrocarbon releases into the ocean of greater than one barrel and total release of less than one-third of one barrel from approximately 28 million gross operated barrels produced (~0.000001%) and a 17% reduction in Scope 1 greenhouse gas emissions intensity from 2018 to 2019.
- Social: Committed or led the raise of over $1 million toward corporate donations, pledges, matches and events for local communities and charitable organizations.
- Governance: Sustained highly competitive independent Board of Directors and executive compensation best practices while expanding enterprise risk management and compliance efforts across both U.S. and Mexico-based operations.
- Culture and Development: Named as a Top Workplace by the Houston Chronicle for the seventh consecutive year, every year in the Company’s history, and launched a higher education tuition reimbursement program to further supplement training and development programming options.
President and Chief Executive Officer Timothy S. Duncan commented: “We are proud to publish our first ESG Report and we are working hard on the initiatives we identified from this report that can continue to build on our strong environmental record as well as continue to have a meaningful impact in the communities where we work and live. It is timely to talk about the role our business has in the entire energy delivery complex and how reliable and affordable energy improves lives when provided in an environmentally responsible way. We are proud of what Talos brings to our community and the economy and we are looking forward to providing updates in the future on our sustainability journey.”
ABOUT TALOS ENERGY
Talos Energy (NYSE: TALO) is a technically driven independent exploration and production company focused on safely and efficiently maximizing cash flows and long-term value through its operations, currently in the United States Gulf of Mexico and offshore Mexico. As one of the U.S. Gulf of Mexico’s largest public independent producers, we leverage decades of geology, geophysics and offshore operations expertise towards the acquisition, exploration, exploitation and development of assets in key geological trends that are present in many offshore basins around the world. Our activities in offshore Mexico provide high impact exploration opportunities in an oil rich emerging basin. For more information, visit www.talosenergy.com.
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