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Equinor in brief

Equinor is an international energy company committed to long-term value creation in a low-carbon future. Our purpose is to turn natural resources into energy for people and progress for society.

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About Equinor

This film is telling our story - who we are and what we do, where we come from and where we are heading - and not least how we will get there.

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Our strategy

Climate change is the greatest challenge of our time. The world’s energy systems are in rapid transition to meet the challenge. The journey towards net zero creates new industry opportunities, and Equinor is ready to seize these opportunities.

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Shaping the future of energy

Our vision sets a clear direction and highlights what we are aiming to achieve. It brings us together and inspires us.

Being competitive is our starting point, but we have bigger ambitions. We will set an example for how the oil and gas industry should transform. We will show leadership and deliver energy for a low-carbon future. We will be the company others look to for bold and better solutions.

Our vision rests on three pillars:

Competitive at all times

Our company must be profitable and competitive at all times. This is fundamental for our future value creation. Safe and lean operations will help us to tackle the challenges facing our industry and prepare us to seize opportunities. We will continuously improve our business to be fit for profitable growth.

Transforming the oil and gas industry

We will create lasting change in terms of how our industry works. We will innovate to simplify and standardise our activities through a mind-set of radical change and collaboration. Through developing technology for lasting value creation we will break new ground and work in a smarter, better and simpler way.

Providing energy for a low-carbon future

The future of energy will be low carbon. That is why our ambition is to be a leading company in carbon-efficient oil and gas production. Further, demand for renewable energy will grow, offering new business opportunities. Building a new energy business will support our long-term future as a leading global energy provider.

Together we are creating our future Equinor.

Our values

Our values embody the spirit and energy of Equinor at its best. They help us set direction, and they guide our decisions, actions and the way we interact with others. Our values express the ideals we strive to live up to every day.


  • We promote transparency
  • We embrace diversity and new perspectives
  • We raise ethical dilemmas and act with integrity


  • We work together as one team
  • We share knowledge and help each other succeed
  • We engage with, respect and earn the trust of our business partners and society


  • We are curious, innovative and commercial
  • We continuously improve
  • We use foresight, identify opportunities and manage risk


  • We seek zero harm to people
  • We respect each other and contribute to a positive working environment
  • We act in a sustainable, ethical and socially responsible manner

Implementing what we stand for as a company

Our ability to create value depends on applying high ethical standards to create a trust-based relationship with our people, our owners, our business partners and the communities where we work.

In all our business activities we comply with applicable laws, act in an ethical, sustainable and socially responsible manner, practise good corporate governance and respect internationally recognised human rights. We maintain an open dialogue on ethical issues – both internally and externally. Open, honest and accurate communication is essential to our integrity and business success.

Our approach is integrated in our Management System, and we have developed guidance and tools for everyone who works for us. Our Code of Conduct details our commitments and clarifies expectations and requirements of individuals. We do not tolerate any breaches of the law, governing documentation or the Code of Conduct.

Respecting people

We are committed to providing a safe and secure environment for everyone working at our facilities and job sites. Equinor's safety and security vision is zero harm. We provide an environment recognised for its equality and diversity, and we treat everyone with fairness, respect and dignity. We do not tolerate any discrimination or harassment of colleagues or others affected by our operations.

Conducting operations

We have zero tolerance of corruption in any form, and take active steps to ensure that corruption does not occur in relation to Equinor's business activities. We are committed to conducting our business activities in an open manner, promoting transparency in our industry. We protect information created by us, or given to us, to ensure appropriate confidentiality and integrity.

Relating to business partners

We seek to work with others who share our commitment to ethics and compliance. We believe in the benefits of competition, and Equinor always competes in a fair and ethically justifiable manner.

Working with communities

We aim to create lasting value for local communities through our business activities. Our contribution may include direct and indirect local employment, local procurement of goods and services, local infrastructure development and capacity-building as well as social investments.

We will conduct our business consistently with the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the ten principles of the United Nations Global Compact.

We are committed to preventing harm to the environment and aim for outstanding natural resource efficiency in our business activities. We actively work to limit greenhouse gas emissions from our activities and comply with all applicable environmental laws and regulation.

We are Equinor

Our success depends on thousands of individuals working together. Each and every one of us makes a difference as we shape the future of energy.

The people in Equinor enable us to meet challenges and deliver on our promises. Your skills and personal commitment, as well as effective leadership, are needed to reach our goals. The unique relationship between Equinor and the individual is based on clear expectations, mutual respect and trust.

Our values-based performance culture empowers each and every one of us to apply our skills, our commercial instinct and personal commitment to achieve Equinor's ambitions. That starts with safety. Each of us is personally accountable for safety and security, and it is up to us to demonstrate this commitment every day through our actions. Safety is integrated in everything we do, and these expectations are applicable to us all:

I am Safety

  • I understand and manage risks
  • I look after my colleagues
  • I am visible and engaged in my team's safety and security
  • I stop unsafe behaviour and activities
  • I openly report and learn from all incidents
  • I systematically use Compliance and Leadership
  • I continuously improve safety and security
  • I actively search for weak signals and act

Innovation, both in technology and the way we work, is key to future success. The best ideas come from dedicated and inspired individuals, and ideas are turned into reality through people working together. Through our engagement, creativity and collaboration, we aim to build a better Equinor for tomorrow.

Equinor attracts and develops people who share our values, are committed to our success and are able to change and learn. Equinor is responsible for providing a good framework for learning and development, but we are each individually responsible for developing our own skills and building competence. We do this mainly in our daily work and through learning activities. Jobs are openly advertised internally to ensure we can all explore new opportunities, whether we aim to specialise further in an area of professional expertise or to develop as a leader by broadening knowledge across functions and disciplines.

Equinor recognises and rewards performance based equally on what we deliver and how we deliver. Our pay and benefits reflect Equinor's globally competitive market strategy and local market conditions.

Equinor encourages and promotes diversity and is committed to equal opportunity.

We believe in involving our people and their appropriate representatives in the development of the company.

Our leadership makes a difference

Leaders in Equinor are role models for our values. That means always putting the safety and security of our people first, understanding risks and acting with integrity and high ethical standards in everything they do.

As a leader in Equinor, you are a role model for our values. That means always putting safety and security of our people first. Understanding risk and acting with integrity and high ethical standards in all we do.

We act as one Equinor to achieve our shared purpose.

Shape our future

Set clear direction, look beyond the known, eagerly drive change.

Empower people

Trust and support, develop and learn together, energise through inclusion.

Deliver results

Role model safety and compliance, drive commercial outcomes, achieve sustainable impact.