LEAP’s voluntary practices provide energy companies the opportunity to:

  • Manage risk (to social license, public relations, and legal liability if human remains are involved) with an efficient approach supported by the preservation community;
  • Benchmark across the industry and improve practices through information exchange over time;
  • Generate community goodwill and demonstrate leadership through corporate social responsibility; and
  • Raise awareness of the culture and history of the communities in which companies work.

LEAP’s voluntary practices offer the preservation community the opportunity to:

  • Recommend avoidance, minimization, or mitigation of development impacts to significant sites;
  • Identify previously unknown historic and archaeological resources;
  • Innovate preservation practice beyond the regulatory model by working with energy companies in a collaborative, mutually beneficial way; and
  • Raise public awareness of the value of cultural and historic resources to improve our knowledge of the past.