• Responsibility - Overview
  • Sustainable Development
  • – HSE
  • – Stakeholder Engagement
  • Good Governance
  • – Core Values
  • – CR Leadership Groups
  • – Risk Management
  • – Pathway to Excellence
  • – Approach to Human Rights
  • – Political Contributions
  • – Our Employees
  • – CR Index
  • Adding Value
  • – Community Investment
  • – Regional Development
  • – Volunteerism

Responsibility - HSE


At Anadarko, a safety-first culture is a way of life. Adherence to safe-work guidance and practices is a requirement and the way we choose to do business.

The only work worth doing at Anadarko is work done safely.

Stop Work Authority

All employees and contractors on Anadarko locations globally are authorized to exercise Stop Work Authority to communicate safety concerns. We work to ensure that all tasks are performed safely and in a manner consistent with Anadarko’s principles and core values.

Total Recordable Incident Rate

In 2016, our employee total recordable incident rate (TRIR) (recordable incidents per 100 workers) for the year was an industry-leading 0.36.

Safety-First Must Reach Beyond the Field

At Anadarko, safety is built into our corporate performance goals. Anadarko’s annual compensation program is funded with a corporate-performance multiplier and based upon adherence to our core values and pre-defined operational, financial and safety goals as set by our Board of Directors.

Our approach to safety is focused on continuous improvement of HSE performance as we strive for zero incidents throughout all of our workplaces.

Vehicle Safety Program

Vehicle safety is an important part of our safety program. Anadarko sets forth the guidelines and expectations for operating company vehicles in its Vehicle Safety Policy, which states that all company vehicles will be operated in a safe manner. Vehicle incidents is a closely tracked metric. The HSE staff and Operational teams work together to evaluate the cause of all vehicle incidents and develop practices to reduce such incidents. The Safety team works with Operations, Legal and other groups to investigate any incident. The team evaluates the data for key trends and promptly works to develop mitigating strategies. There are numerous examples of these mitigating strategies, including providing driver training, installing rovers in company vehicles that tracks driver performance, requiring employees to limit backing and parking for first move forward, disallowing the use of cell phones while driving. The Safety team evaluates the efficacy of the various strategies, engages with peer companies to learn best practices, and works through industry groups to strengthen federal and state safety regulations. 

Safety Data Sheets

Safety Data Sheets (SDS) cover health and safety aspects of products, such as crude oil, natural gas and condensate.