Environmental, Social & Governance

At NextDecade, ESG and corporate responsibility means operating in an ethically, environmentally, and socially responsible manner. It also means we focus on safety, protecting the environment, respecting and supporting our communities, and developing our employees.

At NextDecade, we conduct business in a manner that is environmentally, socially, operationally, and ethically responsible.

“At NextDecade, we are passionate in the areas of environmental stewardship, social responsibility, and governance best practices, and we are deeply committed to upholding the industry’s highest standards – in everything we do.”

– Vera de Gyarfas, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary

ESG - Health & Safety

Health & Safety

Safety is of utmost importance at every stage of development and operations. It starts with our corporate culture. We have adopted a Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental (HSSE) Policy that sets forth our commitment to operating safely and responsibly, protecting the environment, and having a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work.

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NextDecade is committed to environmental stewardship, which includes reducing emissions and mitigating impacts to wetland and wildlife. Rio Grande LNG is designed to meet or exceed all environmental and other regulatory requirements, which include strict standards governing impacts on air, land, water, and wildlife.

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ESG - Environment
ESG - Community


Our company and every one of our employees is committed to being a good neighbor and having a positive impact in the communities in which we live and work. Our team is deeply committed to delivering our Rio Grande LNG project the right way.

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Diversity & Inclusion

NextDecade values diversity of people and thought, and believes that it takes people with different strengths, ideas, and cultural backgrounds to make our company succeed. As part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion, we strive to foster a work environment where every employee feels valued and inspired.

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ESG - Diversity & Inclusion
ESG - Governance


NextDecade promotes ethical and sustainable business behavior through strong leadership and sound corporate governance policies. The Board of Directors oversees the activities of the Company and is committed to conducting business in accordance with the highest ethical standards and industry best practices.

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NextDecade Testimonial

It has been amplified and demonstrated multiple times by NextDecade and Rio Grande LNG that environmental responsibility is of paramount importance.

Val Champion, Executive Director
Los Fresnos Chamber of Commerce

Testimonial - Val Champion

The impact of Rio Grande LNG is going to be tremendous for Brownsville and the surrounding communities.

Cori Peña, President & CEO

Brownsville Community
Improvement Corporation

Cori Peña sitting in a large auditorium, addressing the camera