Building a more sustainable future

Guided by our commitment to sustainability, we’re transforming the way we operate to ensure we make a positive difference.

  • A$25.5 million

    total social spend globally [2] in 2022

  • 100,000+ hrs

    volunteered by Woodside employees over the past 13 years.

  • 2009

    Woodside joined Reconciliation Australia's Reconciliation Action Plan (RAP) program.

  • A$2,702 million

    Woodside's Australian tax and royalties contribution in 2022.

Sustainability starts with us

Integrity, accountability, and transparency drive Woodside’s environmental, social and governance (ESG) aspirations and guide decision making at all levels of our business. Woodside are proud of the contribution we make to sustainability in the communities we're part of and the markets we supply.


Woodside is proud to be a global energy company, supplying the oil and gas that the world needs and working to develop new energy products.

Ann Pickard, Chair of the Sustainability Committee

Woodside’s Sustainable Development Report 

We have released our Sustainable Development Report 2022, which summarises our sustainability approach, health and safety performance, social and cultural impacts, progress on our climate change strategy and other key sustainability topics.


Net equity Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions

11 %
below the starting base [1]
A$25.5 Million
Our total social spend globally [2] in 2022
tier 1 or tier 2 loss of primary containment process safety events
1 Target is for net equity Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions, relative to a starting base representative of the gross annual average equity Scope 1 and 2 greenhouse gas emissions over 2016-2020 and may be adjusted (up or down) for potential equity changes in producing or sanctioned assets with a final investment decision prior to 2021.

2 Verified data included here includes information relevant to the former Woodside Petroleum Ltd as well as the Woodside Energy Group Ltd for the period 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022 and includes data relevant to the assets acquired through the merger with BHP’s petroleum business from 1 June 2022 to 31 December 2022. All figures are approximate and rounded up to the nearest decimal point. See also page 62 of the Social contribution section of this report which outlines the categories of social spend, including strategic partnerships, philanthropy, mandatory contribution and volunteering. 

Woodside's 9 Sustainable Development Goals

Explore how Woodside is contributing to the SDGs

Woodside Energy Limited and the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Click on a goal to find out more on how Woodside are contributing to the global impact of sustainable development.

Sustainable Development Goals

See the goals

Primary goals

Secondary goals

Underpinning goal