Our diversity, equity & inclusion (DEI) vision is fundamental to our overall strategy and deeply ingrained in our company values. We take a holistic approach to inclusion, drawing on the power of connection to maximize our combined strength and drive success. We believe that a diverse range of backgrounds, experiences and ideas helps support an empowered, inclusive and innovation-driven culture, making us stronger and more effective as a company. We seek to foster an equitable environment where all stakeholders know that their differences are respected, welcomed and valued. We actively embed DEI best practices across all segments of our business and embrace and support the diversity of our communities and customers.
Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
Our Chief Compliance and Ethics Officer oversees the DEI program. She reports to the Board at least quarterly on the progress of our initiatives. We also have an executive-level DEI Sponsorship Council that meets regularly to review plans, data and analytics; provide guidance; and drive top-down accountability.
Our commitment to building an inclusive workplace — regardless of background, race, national origin, ethnicity, age, disability, beliefs, religion, sexual orientation, nationality or gender/gender identity — is reflected in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics and anti-discrimination policies. Among other things, these prohibit discrimination and harassment and reflect our dedication to a professional working environment that is consistent with our core values of teamwork and respect.
We have supplier-diversity-focused partnerships with the Women’s Business Enterprise National Council and the National Minority Supplier Development Council. In addition, we formed a cross-functional working group, including leaders of our DEI program, employee resource groups and leaders at our Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi facilities, to support these efforts. This team will focus on building alignment across functions and locations and supporting education and increased awareness of supplier diversity.
We view DEI as more than an internally focused effort, and we are taking steps to support DEI in the communities where we live and work. In 2022, we continued to expand investments aligned with a DEI-focused charitable giving framework, called Cheniere DEcIsion, which helps us strategically allocate contributions to projects and organizations that will advance DEI in local communities. The rubric helps us assess the DEI benefits of potential investments based on a range of criteria, including whether the organizations and projects will directly benefit underrepresented groups; if projects will invest in efforts to advance systemic change and address root causes of social, economic and racial or ethnic inequities; and if external stakeholders who will benefit from the investment contribute to the development of the projects.