We undertake a structured assessment process to identify and prioritize the ESG topics that are most relevant to our business and to our stakeholders. This helps inform both our corporate responsibility (CR) reporting and our broader sustainability approach. In 2022, we updated our ESG topic assessment using a double materiality approach focused on understanding ESG topics that could present risks or opportunities to our business as well as topics through which Cheniere could have impacts on the environment and stakeholders. As part of this assessment, we engaged with key financial audience stakeholders and internal experts to review our previously identified ESG topics and identify any new or emerging topics. Based on this engagement, we have confirmed our key ESG issues. This builds on our earlier assessments of relevant ESG topics conducted in 2019 and 2021, which included an in-depth, ESG-focused, external-stakeholder feedback exercise to inform our understanding of priority ESG risks and opportunities, including interviews and surveys. We use the results of these engagements and analysis to inform our CR strategy and disclosures. Our CEO and executive leadership team review the results of the analysis, including updates to our strategy and disclosures. Updates to this analysis and results are also shared with our Board of Directors.

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Cheniere relevant ESG issues 2022

We use the term relevant,” instead of the commonly employed term material” used by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Standards and others, to avoid confusion with the term material as used to assess disclosures governed by U.S. securities laws more generally. This relevant Issues” list was created based on the results of internal and external surveys completed in 2020, and updated with additional external and internal inputs in 2022. Issues are listed alphabetically within each category. 


  • Community development
  • Community engagement

Climate and environment

  • Air quality
  • Biodiversity
  • Climate strategy
  • Effluents and waste
  • GHG emissions

Health and safety

  • Emergency response
  • Occupational health and safety
  • Process safety


  • Diversity, equity & inclusion
  • Employee engagement
  • Talent attraction, development and retention


  • Business ethics and compliance
  • Corporate governance
  • Cybersecurity
  • Political engagement
  • Responsible value chain