The global oil & gas industry experienced a 32% drop in company filings mentions of environmental sustainability in Q3 2022 compared with the previous quarter, with the highest share accounted for by Saudi Arabian Oil, according to GlobalData’s analysis of over 1314 oil & gas company filings.

Notably, environmental sustainability was one of the most frequently referenced themes in Q3 2022, ranking highest in terms of mentions, ahead of governance and social, according to GlobalData’s whitepaper on Environmental Sustainability in Oil & Gas – Filings Trends in Q3 2022.


Of the 50 leading companies in the oil & gas industry, Saudi Arabian Oil had the greatest increase in references for environmental sustainability in Q3 2022, compared with the previous quarter. GlobalData identified 778 environmental sustainability-related sentences in the company's filings - 59 % of all sentences - and an increase of 100% in Q3 2022 compared with Q2 2022. Sasol’s mentions of environmental sustainability rose by 100% to 777 and ConocoPhillips’s by 100% to 675.

GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics also applies sentiment weight to reference sentences, based on whether the sentences are positive, negative, or neutral. Starting at 100 in 2020, an index over 100 is more positive. The overall index for environmental sustainability in Q3 2022 was 143.

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GlobalData’s Company Filings Analytics uses machine learning to uncover key insights and track sentiment across millions of regulatory filings and other corporate disclosures for thousands of companies across the world’s largest industries.