About Equitrans


We seek to understand and manage the impacts of our activities by evaluating both business and stakeholder priorities. Through our materiality assessment, we recognized ten top-tier material Environmental, Social, and Governance (ESG) topics and validated our results internally.

Our Process & Material Topics

Key impacts, risks, and opportunities

Defining report content and topic Boundaries

List of material topics


In 2019, Equitrans conducted our first materiality assessment to evaluate, identify, and prioritize the issues most relevant to our business and stakeholders. With the guidance of a consulting firm, our materiality assessment process followed best practices for identifying, prioritizing, and validating environmental, social, and governance (ESG) topics of particular importance. We leveraged both the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) as inputs to the assessment.

Our assessment incorporated evidence from regulators, sustainability standards, investors, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), our customers, and our suppliers. As further enhancement to our process, we used a third-party ESG risk management software platform to review peer and industry information. We conducted interviews with internal leaders and consulted with certain members of our Board of Directors to prioritize and validate topics. For each of our information sources, we evaluated the evidence associated with the importance of each topic to determine the topic’s overall relative importance to Equitrans and our stakeholders. At the conclusion of the assessment, we recognized ten top-tier material ESG topics and validated our results internally. These ten material topics are listed below, in alphabetical order, and form the basis for our report.

  • Air Emissions and Climate Change
  • Business Ethics and Integrity 
  • Community Engagement
  • Corporate Governance 
  • Diversity and Inclusion
  • Economic Impact
  • Energy
  • Environmental Resources
  • Occupational Health and Safety
  • Pipeline Safety, Spills, and Leaks
Portrait of Diana M. Charletta, Equitrans President and Chief Operating Officer

Our ESG management practices are intrinsic and deliver value that goes beyond financial drivers. Today and in the future, trust and transparency are central to our approach.

Diana M. Charletta, President and Chief Operating Officer

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Southpointe Office
Safety Committee

Recently, the Office Safety Committee at our Southpointe office in Canonsburg, Pennsylvania worked to create a safer office environment and ensure Zero Is Possible. Utilizing input from employees, the team introduced several office safety enhancements focused on two key areas: Emergency Awareness and Slips, Trips, and Falls. To raise emergency awareness throughout the office, the team implemented active shooter trainings, a floor warden program, and CPR and first aid certifications, while also organizing fire drills. The team took steps to reduce slip, trip, and fall risks by installing ice warning indicators and safety mats at entrance points, placing umbrella bags at doors, and installing shadings on office and conference room windows. In addition to these safety measures, the team set up safety suggestion boxes on each Southpointe office floor where employees can submit safety ideas. We are working to expand these office safety committees to our field offices and have already met with employees in our Waynesburg, Pennsylvania and Clarksburg, West Virginia locations to discuss the development of their own Office Safety Committee.

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