Being a good neighbor and good steward of the environment requires Devon to properly manage the waste generated in our oil and gas field operations and in our offices. We encourage employees and contractors to reduce the amount of waste for disposal whenever possible through reuse, recycling and source reduction.
Everyone has an important role
Our work can generate both hazardous and non-hazardous waste from our drilling and production operations, as well as packaging, bottles and other office waste wherever our employees work. To ensure compliance with applicable regulations and our own corporate policies, Devon maintains waste management protocols in our operating areas.
All Devon employees and contractors are responsible for waste management. Our waste management protocols clearly define the roles and requirements for handling, shipping, disposal, training and minimization programs. We hold contractors responsible for managing the waste they generate and for complying with all local regulations. Safety Data Sheets (SDS) summarizing hazard information are readily available for employees and contractors who may come into contact with chemicals used or stored in the workplace.
To reinforce our commitment to compliance, our employees and contractors receive training specific to their job duties related to waste management and for chemicals used or stored in the workplace.