We engage regularly with local community members across the life cycle of our operations, from the earliest planning stages through permitting and construction, and on an ongoing basis once we begin operations. We focus on building relationships with our stakeholders to understand, and then actively address potential concerns associated with our operations, such as localized light, noise and air pollution and increased commuter traffic. We maintain regular, two-way dialogue with residents to understand and address any potential concerns, and we have formal feedback mechanisms in place. We have developed and follow location-specific stakeholder engagement plans at each of our LNG facilities.
Community Advisory Panels (CAPs)
In 2018, we established a formal CAP representing residents from communities near our Corpus Christi facility. This was created to facilitate the ability of stakeholders to ask questions and share feedback and suggestions with site leaders from the facility. It also provides a forum for Cheniere to present information on current and upcoming activities that have the potential to impact the community. In 2021, we helped form a regional CAP in response to the positive community and industry feedback we received about the Cheniere-specific group. This new CAP includes community members and representatives from other regional facilities and aims to help members understand and address the cumulative impacts and opportunities of our combined operations on the nearby communities.
Stakeholder feedback mechanisms
As part of our effort to respond to community needs, we have established a formal stakeholder feedback mechanism for each LNG facility. The formal process allows us to collect, record and address community input. We value and consider all feedback from our stakeholders and offer a range of communication channels for them, such as email, toll-free phone numbers and other avenues. We log and track feedback from our local communities near both LNG facilities to ensure timely and transparent actions to address concerns.