On 13 March 1974, the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) was established at the request of the United Nations Environment Programme to develop a shared industry response to environmental and social issues. IPIECA remains the global oil and gas industry’s principal channel of engagement with the United Nations. From a handful of founding members, IPIECA’s global membership now stands at 39 companies, operating in 180 countries and employing 1.1 million people. Looking forward, IPIECA will continue to use its unique position within the industry to develop, promote and share good practices with the oil and gas sector, forming new alliances and partnerships to continue advancing environmental and social performance across the industry.
For more information about IPIECA, please visit their website at: http://www.ipieca.org/