APA Corp. engaged GHD, a privately-owned global professional services company specializing in the implementation and verification of sustainability projects, which the Houston-based oil and gas producer said “underpins APA’s commitment to protecting the environment.”

“We are pleased to work with GHD to support our ongoing efforts to verify the emissions we eliminate through various environmental projects,” APA Environment, Health and Safety (EHS) Vice President Jessica Jackson commented in a company release on Sept. 22.

APA’s environmental commitment includes an all-employee, compensation-linked goal announced earlier this year to eliminate at least 1 million tonnes of CO₂e by the end of 2024. The company explore for and produce oil and natural gas in the U.S., Egypt and the U.K. as well as offshore Suriname and in the Dominican Republic.

“Third-party validation reinforces our commitment to emissions reduction while recognizing the performance of team members across our company to meet our environmental goals,” Jackson added.

Over the next two years, GHD will serve as an independent, third-party verifier of environmental projects emissions data for APA, supporting the improvement of the company’s emissions reporting methods and allowing a more fulsome evaluation of how to responsibly meet growing worldwide energy demand.

According to the APA release, the GHD team will take a multi-segmented approach, bringing in digital, air quality and decarbonization experts to perform a holistic review that can validate data across operating areas.

“APA is making great strides in their commitment to sustainability, proactively taking on the dual challenge of emissions reduction and increased production to meet global energy demands,” Rob Campbell-Watt, GHG validation and decarbonization lead at GHD, said in the release. “We look forward to collaborating on this project and witnessing the accomplishment of their ESG goals over the coming years.”

GHD is an international, employee-owned network of environmental, engineering, design and construction professionals. Founded in Australia in 1928, the firm comprises more than 10,000 employees with multidisciplinary expertise that work in 200 offices across five continents. GHD has extensive experience with multiple industries, including energy and mining, food and agriculture, and construction.