BuzzWord worked with Southwestern Energy (SWN), a U.S. natural gas company, to develop its first corporate responsibility report. BuzzWord has helped SWN develop and maintain leadership reporting in an industry that faces significant public scrutiny and increasing pressure for disclosure amid a changing landscape of reporting frameworks and scorecards.
BuzzWord provided SWN with end-to-end assistance, from reporting strategy, benchmarking and materiality analysis to content development for a full report, appendix and executive summary. Over seven years, we helped SWN evolve from a GRI Core-level report to one that is also aligned with key global and industry-specific reporting frameworks, including those of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) and IPIECA (an industry organization). We also helped SWN improve on Disclosing the Facts, a key industry-specific investor scorecard that ranks oil and gas companies’ reporting and transparency efforts, moving them from 27th place before their first report to first place in 2018 and 2019. More in this blog post.