Sustainability

Developing Innovative and Sustainable Industry Solutions that Improve Reliability and Efficiency

Sustainability is core to our business and is key to delivering innovative solutions for our customers. We believe our business must be sustainable in three dimensions:

  • Our impact on Society: Protecting human health and safety as we enhance communities through delivering energy resources
  • Our impact on Nature: Being good stewards and protecting the environment in which we live and work
  • Our impact on Industry: Creating value for stakeholders through innovative services focused on quality and efficiency.

Our sustainability framework is supported by various facets of corporate governance.


Affiliated Programs and Certifications

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USD Sustainability Highlights

SOCIETY – Committed to Health, Safety, and Community

  • Zero recordable injuries since 2008 (12 years)
  • Recognized by the National Safety Council for having an outstanding safety record since 2008 (12 years)
  • Supply chain solutions providing reliable energy products that enhance quality of life in North America
  • Support to communities where we operate
  • Significant support of Boys & Girls Club by executives, offering leadership & fundraising
  • Focused on company culture and employee wellbeing

NATURE – Protecting the Environment We Work and Live In

  • Zero reportable spills at its terminals since 2008 (12 years)
  • Own clean fuel terminals, including ethanol and ULSD
  • Houston, Texas headquarters in a certified LEED Platinum and ENERGY STAR building
  • Committed to protecting local wildlife and their habitat by minimizing impacts during site selection, development, and preserving their environment during operations
  • Quarterly EH&S reviews at all operating facilities, with annual 3rd party audits

INDUSTRY – Focused on Quality and Efficiency of Services Provided

  • Safely and sustainably handled over 300 million barrels of liquid hydrocarbons and biofuels
  • Innovative DRUbit™ is non-hazardous & non-flammable when shipped by rail in the U.S. and Canada
  • DRUbit™ also creates a more efficient and sustainable take-away solution compared to existing transportation modes

Facets of USD Corporate Governance

Controls & Processes

  • Quarterly compliance confirmations from all control owners; annual testing of controls by internal audit team
  • Segregation of duties monitored and reviewed on a regular basis
  • Delegation of Authority document properly distributes and administers decision rights
  • Robust Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) processes and procedures for international transactions
  • Endpoint security platform for constant cybersecurity monitoring

Training & Policies

  • Annual training required for all employees; includes diversity, harassment, discrimination, insider trading, cybersecurity, and FCPA topics
  • Code of Business Conduct and Ethics acknowledged by employees annually

Board Oversight

  • Audit Committee that meets quarterly
  • Conflicts Committee reviews conflicts of interest as needed
  • Three independent board members

Internal Structure

  • All employees and independent board members are aligned with USDP through ownership
  • Internal COVID-19 Committee, designated to monitor events and recommend actions
  • Chief Sustainability Officer (CSO) reports to CEO, has an internal sustainability working team