C2ES Welcomes Cheniere to Business Environmental Leadership Council

Press Release
May 17, 2019
C2ES: Alec Gerlach, GerlachA@c2es.org, 703-516-0621
Cheniere: Eben Burnham-Snyder, Eben.Burnham-Snyder@cheniere.com, 713-375-5764

C2ES Welcomes Cheniere to Business Environmental Leadership Council

WASHINGTON — The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) has invited Cheniere to join its Business Environmental Leadership Council, adding the Houston-based global energy provider to its roster of more than 30 companies committed to constructive solutions for the world’s climate and energy challenges.

“Cheniere’s addition to our business council brings a fast-growing, young company that recognizes dealing with our climate challenge is an essential element of conducting business,” said C2ES President Bob Perciasepe. “We look forward to working with them as Cheniere continues to take the proactive and necessary steps to track emissions and develop sustainable practices.”

“Cheniere’s LNG has already helped reduce emissions on five continents. We believe natural gas has a foundational role in a low carbon energy system and Cheniere’s sustainability programs are geared to ensure that Cheniere’s LNG continues to lower carbon emissions around the world,” said Christopher Smith, SVP for Policy, Government and Public Affairs. “Joining C2ES will allow Cheniere to collaborate with experts in policy and business to create an energy future that is sustainable, affordable, and resilient.”

The C2ES Business Environmental Leadership Council, which first formed in 1998, is the largest U.S.-based association of Fortune 500 companies solely devoted to climate-related policy and corporate strategies. It includes a diverse group of industries with combined revenues of nearly $3 trillion and 3.7 million employees.

“Cheniere demonstrates a thoughtful process toward taking meaningful action in the way it measures and reports methane and carbon dioxide emissions. To effectively reduce your emissions, it’s critical to first understand the source and how you can make the greatest impact in reducing them,” said Perciasepe.

Cheniere, which only began liquefaction operations in 2016, is meeting a growing global need to manage climate risks globally and transition away from coal and oil to cleaner, less carbon-intensive energy sources such as natural gas. Cheniere is managing methane and carbon dioxide emissions to maintain environmental competitiveness in the global market.

In 2018, Cheniere adopted a set of climate and sustainability principles to guide its future efforts, consisting of four pillars: Science, Operational Excellence, Supply Chain, and Transparency. To respond to the first pillar, Cheniere co-founded the Collaboratory to Advance Methane Science to improve the scientific understanding of methane emissions across the entire natural gas value chain.

This year, Cheniere initiated engagements with its natural gas partners to better understand the greenhouse gas emissions of Cheniere’s supply chain lifecycle and expects to issue its first Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) report this year.

About C2ES: The Center for Climate and Energy Solutions (C2ES) is an independent, nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to forge practical solutions to climate change. Our mission is to advance strong policy and action to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, promote clean energy, and strengthen resilience to climate impacts. Learn more at www.c2es.org.


About Cheniere: Cheniere Energy, Inc. is the leading producer and exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the United States, reliably providing a clean, secure, and affordable solution to the growing global need for natural gas. Cheniere is a full-service LNG provider, with capabilities that include gas procurement and transportation, liquefaction, vessel chartering, and LNG delivery. Cheniere has one of the largest liquefaction platforms in the world, consisting of the Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi liquefaction facilities on the U.S. Gulf Coast. Cheniere is headquartered in Houston, Texas, and has additional offices in London, Singapore, Beijing, Tokyo, and Washington, D.C.