IPLOCA recognises the pipeline industry's responsibility for social and environmental protection and commits to actively promote the adoption of all practicable measures to ensure that pipeline planning, engineering and construction are conducted efficiently in a sustainable, social and environmentally responsible manner.
To this end IPLOCA promotes, advertises and demonstrates best practice of its member and client activities.
Since 2011 IPLOCA has been collecting Environmental statistics from membership, such that aggregate statistics for the industry can be monitored and reported. In 2017, these statistics were combined with the Environmental statistics to create a unique form and report. All Regular Members are required to submit their Health, Safety, & Environmental Statistics to IPLOCA annually.
The IPLOCA Environmental Award sponsored by Shell is given every second year at the IPLOCA Annual Convention. Regular Members and Associate Members of IPLOCA are invited to submit innovative projects which have made a significant contribution in reducing the impact of pipeline construction on the environment.
The IPLOCA Corporate Social Responsibility Award sponsored by Total is given every second year, alternately with the IPLOCA Environmental Award sponsored by Shell, at the IPLOCA Annual Convention. Regular Members and Associate Members of IPLOCA are invited to submit innovative projects which have significantly improved the quality of life of the communities local to and impacted by pipeline industry work.