Reaching Out to Our Stakeholders
EQT’s stakeholders — those most interested in, and affected by, the company’s operations — provide valuable feedback from a variety of perspectives. As an organization committed to operating responsibly, EQT monitors stakeholder interests specific to the company and to the broader natural gas industry. We engage with stakeholders, not for reporting purposes, but as part of our effort to continuously improve.
Many of EQT’s stakeholders share similar, broad-based concerns about the natural gas industry overall; however, select individual groups may have specific concerns about the manner in which we conduct our business operations. Although stakeholder areas of interest or concern vary widely, EQT believes in maintaining an open and honest dialogue with our stakeholders as we have for decades.
Based upon our experience over time and our ongoing connections with stakeholders, EQT has developed specific methods of response that are designed to meet our stakeholders’ diverse expectations and engagement preferences. The table below sets forth EQT’s integrated engagement strategies and frequencies for each of the named stakeholder groups — and provides links to our Management Approach and Performance for each topic covered in this report.
|STAKEHOLDER GROUP||ENGAGEMENT APPROACHES AND FREQUENCY||KEY TOPICS/CONCERNS|
EQT engages with investors in a variety of ways via the following methods:
At least once each quarter:
From time to time, as needed:
|Employees||EQT communicates with employees and solicits employee feedback, as needed, through:
|Residents of Communities Near Operations||
Residents may report problems and/or provide feedback 24/7 via the following:
As needed or upon request, EQT may schedule the following:
On an ongoing basis, EQT communicates and engages with the community via:
|Landowners/Royalty Owners/Joint Interest Partners||As needed or requested:
|Emergency Service Professionals||As needed or requested:
|Elected Officials/Regulators||EQT engages with local government officials weekly by providing drilling and completion activity locations
As needed or requested:
|Industry/Business Trade Associations||Ongoing:
|Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs)/Charities||As needed or requested:
|News Media/Industry Analysts||As needed or requested: