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2015 Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Index

Indicator Legend:
GRI G4 Indicator
GRI G4 OGSS Indicator
Status Legend:
Fully reported
Omitted
Not Material

GRI G4 General Standard Disclosures

GRI G3.1 OGSS Content Index

Ethics and Integrity8
GRI Indicator
G4-58
General Description
Internal and external mechanisms for reporting concerns about unethical or unlawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as escalation through line management, whistleblowing mechanisms or hotlines.
GRI Status
Comments
See pages 6 and 7 of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
2
GRI Indicator
G4-57
General Description
Internal and external mechanisms for seeking advice on ethical and lawful behavior, and matters related to organizational integrity, such as helplines or advice lines.
GRI Status
Comments
See pages 6 and 7 of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.
1
GRI Indicator
G4-56
General Description
Internally developed statements of mission or values, principles, standards and norms of behavior such as codes of conduct and codes of ethics.
GRI Status
Comments
0
Governance5
GRI Indicator
G4-55
General Description
Ratio of percentage increase in annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median percentage increase in annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
This data is unavailable for reporting.
22
GRI Indicator
G4-54
General Description
Ratio of the annual total compensation for the organization's highest-paid individual in each country of significant operations to the median annual total compensation for all employees (excluding the highest-paid individual) in the same country.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Hess is working toward disclosing pay ratio data in 2018 (based on 2017 executive and employee compensation), as required by new U.S. proxy requirements mandated by the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act.
21
GRI Indicator
G4-53
General Description
Indicate how stakeholders' views are sought and taken into account regarding remuneration, including the results of votes on remuneration policies and proposals, if applicable.
GRI Status
Comments
See our 2016 Proxy Statement Form DEF 14A for a description of the Stockholder and Interested Party Communications process (page 14).
20
GRI Indicator
G4-52
General Description
Process for determining remuneration, including the involvement of remuneration consultants.

GRI Status
Comments
The roles and responsibilities of the Board of Directors' Compensation and Management Development Committee are described on page 16 of our 2016 Proxy Statement Form DEF 14A. Our key compensation practices, including the use of compensation consultants, are listed on page 34. See page 42 for a description of our process for determining compensation and the role of compensation consultants.
19
GRI Indicator
G4-51
General Description
Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body and senior executives and the organization’s performance (including economic, environmental and social objectives).

GRI Status
Comments
Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body and the organization’s performance is stated in the Hess Corporation Compensation and Management Development Committee Charter.

Discussion of the linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body, senior managers and executives and the organization’s performance is also included in the annual Proxy Statement Form DEF 14A, as follows:
• Director compensation: page 26.
• CEO and other Named Executive Officer (NEO) compensation process and results: pages 27-40.
• EHS metrics as part of enterprise annual incentive plan: pages 36-38.
18
GRI Indicator
G4-50
General Description
The nature and total number of critical concerns that were communicated to the highest governance body and the mechanisms used to address and resolve them.
GRI Status
Comments
See our 2016 Proxy Statement Form DEF 14A for a shareholder resolution resulting from concerns raised by shareholders and employees (beginning on page 66).
17
GRI Indicator
G4-49
General Description
Process for communicating critical concerns to the highest governance body.
GRI Status
Comments
See our 2016 Proxy Statement Form DEF 14A for a description of the Stockholder and Interested Party Communications process (page 14).
16
GRI Indicator
G4-48
General Description
The highest committee or position that formally reviews and approves the organization's sustainability report and ensures that all material aspects are covered.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Hess' Corporate Sustainability Report is reviewed by the EHS Subcommittee of the Board of Directors, as well as by our Chief Executive Officer.
15
GRI Indicator
G4-47
General Description
Frequency of the highest governance body's review of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks and opportunities.
Reference
CSR page 13
GRI Status
Comments
The EHS Subcommittee of the Board of Directors’ Audit Committee met four times in 2015. The full Board of Directors met eight times in 2015.
14
GRI Indicator
G4-46
General Description
Role of the highest governance body in reviewing the effectiveness of the organization's risk management processes for economic, environmental and social topics.
Reference
CSR page 13
GRI Status
Comments
See also the description in G4-42 above.
13
GRI Indicator
G4-45
General Description
Role of the highest governance body in overseeing the identification and management of economic, environmental and social impacts, risks and opportunities, including implementation of due diligence processes.
Reference
CSR page 13
GRI Status
Comments
See also the description in G4-42 above.
12
GRI Indicator
G4-44
General Description
Processes for evaluating the highest governance body's performance, particularly with respect to economic, environmental and social performance.
GRI Status
Comments
Linkage between compensation for members of the highest governance body and the organization’s performance is stated in the Hess Corporation Compensation and Management Development Committee Charter.
11
GRI Indicator
G4-43
General Description
Measures taken to develop and enhance the highest governance body's collective knowledge of economic, environmental and social topics.
Reference
CSR page 13
GRI Status
Comments
See also the description in G4-42 above.
10
GRI Indicator
G4-42
General Description
The highest governance body's and senior executives' roles in the development, approval and updating of the organization's purpose, value or mission statements, strategies, policies and goals related to economic, environmental and social impacts.
GRI Status
Comments
The Audit Committee of the Board of Directors has oversight responsibility for the integrity of the company’s financial statements, financial reporting practices, systems of internal accounting, financial and disclosure controls, internal audit function, the retention and oversight of independent auditors and compliance with legal and regulatory requirements. The Audit Committee also provides oversight and makes recommendations to the full Board with respect to Hess Corporation’s policies, positions and systems for environment, health, safety and social responsibility (EHS & SR), compliance and risk management. Under the Audit Committee is the EHS Subcommittee, which focuses on these areas.

The company has developed an enterprise risk program, which includes consideration of EHS & SR risks, to strengthen the consistency of risk consideration in making business decisions. The full Board has oversight of Hess’ risk management policies with an emphasis on understanding the key enterprise risks affecting the company’s business and the ways in which the company attempts to prudently mitigate such risks. The Chief Risk Officer reviews the enterprise risk program with the Board annually.

See page 13 of our 2015 CSR for a general description of our governance related to EHS & SR issues, and page 14 for the governance structure for our recent refresh of Hess' environment, health, safety and social responsibility strategy.
9
GRI Indicator
G4-40
General Description
Nomination and selection processes for the highest governance body and its committees, and the criteria used for nominating and selecting highest governance body members,
GRI Status
Comments
As stated in its charter, the purpose of the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee is to identify and recommend individuals to the Board for nomination as members of the Board and its committees consistent with criteria approved by the Board, to make recommendations to the Board regarding Board practices and corporate governance, and to develop and recommend to the Board a set of corporate governance principles applicable to the corporation. The process is described in the 2016 Proxy Statement Form DEF 14A, pages 17-18.
6
GRI Indicator
G4-41
General Description
Processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided and managed.
GRI Status
Comments
Hess' Global Compliance team oversees a worldwide compliance program for the company. The centerpiece of this program is the expectation set forth in the Hess Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, which applies to every company director, officer and employee. The purpose of the Code is to advise individuals of their obligations to comply with applicable law, as well as the fundamental principles of business ethics to which they must adhere, such as avoidance of conflicts of interests or misuse of corporate opportunities and confidential information.

A discussion of processes in place for the highest governance body to ensure conflicts of interest are avoided is included in the Related Party Transaction section of the 2016 Proxy Statement Form DEF 14A, pages 15-16.
7
GRI Indicator
G4-39
General Description
Indicate whether the Chair of the highest governance body is also an executive officer.
GRI Status
Comments
The Chairman of the Board, Mr. James H. Quigley, is an independent, non-executive director. Refer to page 15 of the 2016 Proxy Statement Form DEF 14A.
5
GRI Indicator
G4-38
General Description
Composition of the highest governance body and its committees.
GRI Status
Comments
See also the description in G4-LA12.
4
GRI Indicator
G4-37
General Description
Processes for consultation between stakeholders and the highest governance body on economic, environmental and social topics.

GRI Status
Comments
See our 2016 Proxy Statement Form DEF 14A for a description of the Stockholder and Interested Party Communications process (page 14).
3
GRI Indicator
G4-36
General Description
Indicate whether the organization has appointed an executive-level position(s) with responsibility for economic, environmental and social topics, and whether post holders report directly to the highest governance body.

Reference
CSR page 13
GRI Status
Comments
2
GRI Indicator
G4-35
General Description
Process for delegating authority for economic, environmental and social topics from the highest governance body to senior executives and other employees.
Reference
CSR page 13
GRI Status
Comments
1
GRI Indicator
G4-34
General Description
Governance structure of the organization, including committees of the highest governance body responsible for decision-making on economic, environmental and social impacts.
GRI Status
Comments
The Board of Directors of Hess Corporation is responsible for oversight of the business and affairs of the company in the best interest of its stockholders, with due regard to its customers, the communities in which it operates and its employees. Acting on the recommendation of its Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee, the Board has developed and adopted a set of corporate governance principles to provide guidance to the Board and management in carrying out these responsibilities, to promote the effective functioning of the Board and its committees and to set forth a common set of expectations as to how the Board should perform its functions.

The Board has three principal committees: the Audit Committee, the Compensation and Management Development Committee and the Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee. Each committee has a written charter that sets forth its purpose and responsibilities. Additional information on the Board, its charters, requirements for Related Party Transactions and contact information is available at hess.com/investors. Under the Audit Committee, there is an Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) subcommittee that focuses on these matters.
0
Report Profile4
GRI Indicator
G4-33
General Description
Policy and current practice with regard to seeking external assurance for the report.
Reference
CSR pages 8-9, 65
GRI Status
Comments
5
GRI Indicator
G4-32
General Description
Indicate which "in accordance" option the organization has chosen, provide an index identifying the location of disclosures in the report and provide a reference to the external assurance report (if the report has been externally assured).
Reference
CSR inside cover, pages 62-66
GRI Status
Comments
4
GRI Indicator
G4-31
General Description
Contact point for questions regarding the report or its contents.
Reference
CSR page 67
GRI Status
Comments
3
GRI Indicator
G4-29
General Description
Date of most recent previous report.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Hess' most recent previous report was the 2014 CSR, released in 2015.
1
GRI Indicator
G4-30
General Description
Reporting cycle (e.g., annual, biennial).
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Hess publishes a sustainability report on an annual basis.
2
GRI Indicator
G4-28
General Description
Reporting period (e.g., fiscal or calendar year) for information provided.
Reference
CSR page 8
GRI Status
Comments
0
Stakeholder Engagement 3
GRI Indicator
G4-27
General Description
Key topics and concerns that have been raised through stakeholder engagement, and how the organization has responded to those key topics and concerns, including through its reporting.


GRI Status
Comments
See the Materiality determination (page 8) in our 2015 CSR for information about how we incorporate stakeholder feedback into our reporting process, and pages 10-11 for the resulting material issues. See page 24 for information about our stakeholder engagement process. See page 25 for detailed engagement examples by stakeholder type, including indigenous groups. Two more-detailed case study examples of our stakeholder engagement efforts can be found on page 26.
3
GRI Indicator
G4-26
General Description
Approach to stakeholder engagement, including frequency of engagement by type and by stakeholder group.


GRI Status
Comments
2
GRI Indicator
G4-25
General Description
Basis for identification and selection of stakeholders with whom to engage.

GRI Status
Comments
1
GRI Indicator
G4-24
General Description
List of stakeholder groups engaged by the organization.
GRI Status
Comments
0
Identified Material Aspects and Boundaries2
GRI Indicator
G4-23
General Description
Significant changes from previous reporting periods in the scope and aspect boundaries.

Reference
CSR pages 8-11
GRI Status
Comments
6
GRI Indicator
G4-18
General Description
Process for defining report content.
Reference
CSR pages 8-11
GRI Status
Comments
1
GRI Indicator
G4-19
General Description
All material aspects.

Reference
CSR pages 10-11
GRI Status
Comments
2
GRI Indicator
G4-20
General Description
Boundaries (within the organization) for each material aspect.

Reference
CSR pages 9-11
GRI Status
Comments
3
GRI Indicator
G4-21
General Description
Boundaries (outside of the organization) for each material aspect.

Reference
CSR pages 9-11
GRI Status
Comments
4
GRI Indicator
G4-22
General Description
Explanation of the effect of any restatements of information provided in previous reports, and the reasons for such restatements (e.g., mergers or acquisitions, change of base years or periods, nature of business, measurement methods).

Reference
CSR pages 8,61
GRI Status
Comments
5
GRI Indicator
G4-17
General Description
Operational structure of the organization, including all entities included in the organization’s consolidated financial statements. Indicate whether any entity included in the organization's consolidated financial statements is not covered by the report.

GRI Status
Comments
0
Organizational Profile1
GRI Indicator
G4-16
General Description
Memberships in associations (such as industry associations) and national or international advocacy organizations.
Reference
CSR pages 36, 66
GRI Status
Comments
Our memberships in industry and business associations further our knowledge, understanding and ability to address issues that impact our business. These memberships enable us to benchmark and share best practices with sector peers, contribute to guidance documents on environmental and social issues and access tools to manage them.

A list of Hess’s key memberships is provided on page 66 of our 2015 CSR. We are also members of and contribute expertise to several national and international deepwater and emergency response organizations. A list of these organizations is provided in the Safety and Health section of the CSR on page 36.

To understand trends in regional markets, we belong to regional industry and business associations, local chambers of commerce, building associations and state petroleum and gas associations.
13
GRI Indicator
G4-15
General Description
Externally developed economic, environmental and social charters, principles or other initiatives to which the organization subscribes or endorses.
GRI Status
Comments
12
GRI Indicator
G4-14
General Description
Explanation of whether and how the precautionary approach or principle is addressed by the organization.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
In keeping with a precautionary approach, we evaluate identified risks and develop and implement mitigation plans as part of our enterprise risk management and new country entry processes. We also use environmental and social screening tools and conduct environmental and social impact assessments for major new projects.
11
GRI Indicator
G4-13
General Description
Significant changes during the reporting period regarding size, structure, ownership or supply chain.
GRI Status
Comments
10
GRI Indicator
G4-12
General Description
Describe the organization's supply chain.
Reference
CSR pages 19-21
GRI Status
Comments
9
GRI Indicator
G4-11
General Description
Percentage of employees covered by collective bargaining agreements.
Reference
CSR page 60
GRI Status
Comments
At year-end 2015 approximately 3 percent of Hess employees were represented by collective bargaining agreements.
8
GRI Indicator
G4-10
General Description
Employees by employment contract/type, gender and region.
GRI Status
Comments
7
GRI Indicator
G4-9
General Description
Scale of the reporting organization, including the number of employees, number of operations, net sales, capitalization and quantity of products.
Reference
CSR page 4
GRI Status
Comments
6
GRI Indicator
G4-8
General Description
Markets served (including geographic breakdown, sectors served and types of customers and beneficiaries).
GRI Status
Comments
5
GRI Indicator
G4-7
General Description
Nature of ownership and legal form.
GRI Status
Comments
4
GRI Indicator
G4-6
General Description
Number of countries where the organization operates, and names of countries with either major operations or that are specifically relevant to the sustainability issues covered in the report.
GRI Status
Comments
3
GRI Indicator
G4-5
General Description
Location of the organization's headquarters.
Reference
CSR page 67
GRI Status
Comments
2
GRI Indicator
G4-4
General Description
Primary brands, products and services.
Reference
CSR page 4
GRI Status
Comments
1
GRI Indicator
G4-3
General Description
Name of the organization.
Reference
CSR page 4
GRI Status
Comments
0
Strategy and Analysis0
GRI Indicator
G4-2
General Description
Description of key impacts, risks and opportunities.
GRI Status
Comments
1
GRI Indicator
G4-1
General Description
Statement from the most senior decision-maker of the organization.
GRI Status
Comments
0

GRI G4 Specific Standard Disclosures

GRI G3.1 OGSS Content Index

Environmental1
GRI Indicator
G4-EN2
General Description
Percentage of materials used that are recycled input materials. 
Reference
CSR pages 57 ,61
GRI Status
Comments
Crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids are our primary products. These products are sold in bulk so there is very little use of packaging material, and tracking the recycling of any packaging material is not a material metric for our company. 

We calculate water reuse/recycling as a percentage of our company's overall water use -- see pages 57 and 61 of our 2015 CSR. We look for opportunities to improve our operations and reduce costs through more efficient use of natural resources, including freshwater consumption.
2
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to materials used.
Reference
CSR pages 53-61
GRI Status
Comments
0
GRI Indicator
G4-EN1
General Description
Materials used by weight or volume. 
GRI Status
Comments
Crude oil, natural gas and natural gas liquids are our primary products. Since these products are sold in bulk, there is very little use of packaging material. 

Our freshwater consumption is reported by category and by business/facility on pages 52 and 61 of our 2015 CSR. Data on the composition of hydraulic fracturing fluid used in each well is publicly available on the FracFocus website. We look for opportunities to improve our operations and reduce costs through more efficient use of natural resources.
1
GRI Indicator
G4-EN15
General Description
Total direct greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by weight. 
GRI Status
Comments
21
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to energy.
GRI Status
Comments
We are subject to energy-related policies or regulations at various assets within our organization. For example, Hess’s Denmark operations are subject to the European Union Emissions Trading Scheme (EUETS). Under Phase lll of this program, Hess makes annual purchases of emissions allowances to fully account for our verified GHG emissions. Another example is in North Dakota, where the North Dakota Industrial Commission (NDIC) has worked closely with the North Dakota Petroleum Council’s Flaring Task Force to develop policies that will increase wellhead gas capture to reduce flaring of associated gas from oil and gas development in the Bakken. As part of this approach, NDIC Order #24665 mandates that operators  capture 90 percent of produced gas by October 2020, with interim flaring targets in advance of this date.
3
GRI Indicator
G4-EN3
General Description
Energy consumption within the company.
Reference
CSR pages 49-50 , 61
GRI Status
Comments
4
GRI Indicator
G4-EN4
General Description
Energy consumption outside the organization. 
Reference
CSR page 46
GRI Status
Comments
5
GRI Indicator
G4-EN5
General Description
Energy intensity. 
Reference
CSR pages 49,61
GRI Status
Comments
6
GRI Indicator
G4-EN6
General Description
Energy saved due to conservation and efficiency improvements. Initiatives to reduce indirect energy consumption and reductions achieved.
Reference
CSR pages 47-49
GRI Status
Comments
7
GRI Indicator
G4-EN7
General Description
Initiatives to provide energy-efficient or renewable energy-based products and services, and reductions in energy requirements as a result of these initiatives. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
With the recent completion of our multi-year strategic transformation into a company focused solely on exploration and production, we no longer offer renewable energy-based products and services.
8
GRI Indicator
G4-EN8
General Description
Total water withdrawal by source.       
GRI Status
Comments
12
GRI Indicator
OG2
General Description
Total amount invested in renewable energy.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
With the recent completion of our multi-year strategic transformation into a company focused solely on exploration and production, we no longer offer renewable energy-based products and services.

We annually purchase Renewable Energy Certificates (RECs) equivalent to at least 10 percent of net electricity used in our operations. In 2015 we purchased 135,000 Green-e Energy certified RECs for wind power. See page 50 of the 2015 CSR.
9
GRI Indicator
OG3
General Description
Total amount of renewable energy generated by source.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We selectively use small solar panels in the field to power instrumentation. This renewable energy is not quantified. 
10
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to water use.
GRI Status
Comments
11
GRI Indicator
G4-EN9
General Description
Water sources significantly affected by withdrawal of water.  
GRI Status
Comments
No water sources were significantly affected by our water withdrawals, where GRI defines "significant" as average withdrawals of 5 percent or more of the annual average volume of a given water body. 
13
GRI Indicator
G4-EN10
General Description
Percentage and total volume of water recycled and reused. 
GRI Status
Comments
14
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to biodiversity.
GRI Status
Comments
15
GRI Indicator
G4-EN11
General Description
Location and size of land owned, leased, managed in or adjacent to protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas.     
GRI Status
Comments
16
GRI Indicator
G4-EN12
General Description
Description of significant impacts of activities, products and services on biodiversity in protected areas and areas of high biodiversity value outside protected areas. 
GRI Status
Comments
17
GRI Indicator
G4-EN13
General Description
Habitats protected or restored. 
GRI Status
Comments
18
GRI Indicator
G4-EN14
General Description
Number of IUCN Red List species and national conservation list species with habitats in areas affected by operations, by level of extinction risk. 
Reference
CSR page 57
GRI Status
Comments
19
GRI Indicator
OG4
General Description
Number and percentage of significant operating sites in which biodiversity risk has been assessed and monitored.
GRI Status
Comments
20
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to air emissions.
GRI Status
Comments
We are regulated at the national, regional and local levels for various environmental media, including (for example) flaring and criteria pollutant and GHG emissions. Descriptions of our management approach and programs focused on GHG emissions can be found on pages 43-51 of the 2015 CSR, and those focused on other air emissions can be found on pages 55 and 59.
20
GRI Indicator
G4-EN16
General Description
Total indirect GHG emissions by weight
GRI Status
Comments
22
GRI Indicator
G4-EN17
General Description
Other relevant indirect GHG emissions by weight. 
GRI Status
Comments
23
GRI Indicator
G4-EN18
General Description
GHG emissions intensity
Reference
CSR pages 45-47
GRI Status
Comments
24
GRI Indicator
G4-EN19
General Description
Initiatives to reduce GHG emissions and reductions achieved.
GRI Status
Comments
25
GRI Indicator
G4-EN20
General Description
Emissions of ozone-depleting substances by weight. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
26
GRI Indicator
G4-EN21
General Description
NOx, SOx and other significant air emissions by type and weight.   
Reference
CSR pages 59 ,61
GRI Status
Comments
With our transition to a new air emission data tracking system in 2015, we now have a dataset for particulate matter (PM) emissions from combustion activities. However, our PM emission totals are insignificant in comparison to our overall emissions and have been deemed to be not material for reporting. 
 
27
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to effluent and waste.
Reference
CSR pages 58 ,59
GRI Status
Comments

 
28
GRI Indicator
G4-EN22
General Description
Total water discharge by quality and destination. 
GRI Status
Comments
See our online key sustainability metrics table for additional details.
29
GRI Indicator
OG5
General Description
Volume of formation or produced water.
GRI Status
Comments
See our online key sustainability metrics table for additional details.
30
GRI Indicator
G4-EN23
General Description
Total weight of waste by type and disposal method. 
GRI Status
Comments
See our online key sustainability metrics table for additional details.
31
GRI Indicator
G4-EN24
General Description
Total number and volume of significant spills. 
Reference
CSR pages 59 , 61
GRI Status
Comments
 
32
GRI Indicator
G4-EN25
General Description
Weight of transported, imported, exported or treated waste deemed hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention Annex I, II, III and VIII, and percentage of transported waste shipped internationally. 
Reference
CSR page 61
GRI Status
Comments
No waste considered hazardous under the terms of the Basel Convention was exported from our operations in 2015. 
33
GRI Indicator
G4-EN26
General Description
Identity, size, protected status and biodiversity value of water bodies and related habitats significantly affected by the reporting organization's discharges of water and runoff. 
Reference
CSR pages 57-58
GRI Status
Comments
 
34
GRI Indicator
OG6
General Description
Volume of flared and vented hydrocarbon.
GRI Status
Comments
 See our online key sustainability metrics table for additional details.
35
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to environmental impacts of products and services.
Reference
CSR pages 43-59
GRI Status
Comments
 
37
GRI Indicator
OG7
General Description
Amount of drilling waste (drill mud and cuttings) and strategies for treatment and disposal.
GRI Status
Comments
 See our online key sustainability metrics table for additional details.
36
GRI Indicator
G4-EN27
General Description
Initiatives to mitigate environmental impacts of products and services, and extent of impact mitigation.
Reference
CSR pages 43-59
GRI Status
Comments
 
38
GRI Indicator
G4-EN28
General Description
Percentage of products sold and their packaging materials that are reclaimed by category. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
 The vast majority of our products are handled in bulk throughout the product life cycle and do not require packaging materials.
39
GRI Indicator
OG8
General Description
Benzene, lead and sulfur content in fuels.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We divested our Retail Marketing business in 2014. We are now an exploration and production company and no longer market gasoline or other fuels.
40
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to environmental compliance.
GRI Status
Comments
We are regulated at the national, regional and local levels for various environmental media. Descriptions of our management approach and programs related to climate change, energy and environment can be found on pages 43-59. Furthermore, general descriptions related to our approach to compliance, including those focused on our supply chain, can be found on pages 18-21.

Decisions about ISO certification are made within the business units. Hess' South Arne operations are ISO 14001 certified and accounted for approximately 6 percent of gross operated oil production in 2015. The South Arne production operations are also OHSAS 18001 certified.
41
GRI Indicator
G4-EN29
General Description
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with environmental laws and regulations. 
Reference
CSR page 61
GRI Status
Comments
In 2015 we paid $25,000 in environmental-related fines.
42
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to environmental impacts of transportation.
GRI Status
Comments
43
GRI Indicator
G4-EN30
General Description
Significant environmental impacts of transporting products and other goods and materials used for the organization's operations, and transporting members of the workforce. 
GRI Status
Comments
44
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to environmental expenditures and investments.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
See description in G4-EN31 below.
45
GRI Indicator
G4-EN31
General Description
Total environmental protection expenditures and investments by type.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We have continuing expenditures for environmental assessment and remediation for sites that have been affected by our activities. Our remediation expenditures totaled approximately $13 million in 2015 and were primarily associated with the legacy downstream businesses. We accrue for environmental assessment and remediation expenses when the future costs are probable and reasonably estimable. At year-end 2015, the company’s reserve for estimated remediation liabilities was approximately $80 million. We expect that existing reserves for environmental liabilities will adequately cover costs to assess and remediate known sites. Information about estimated asset retirement obligations, which are accounted for separately, is provided in our 2015 Form 10-K filing.

We also have capital expenditures for facilities, primarily to comply with federal, state, local and foreign country environmental standards. The level of other expenditures to comply with these regulations is difficult to quantify, as such costs are captured as mostly indistinguishable components of the company’s capital expenditures and operating expenses.
46
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to environmental assessment of suppliers.
Reference
CSR pages 19-21
GRI Status
Comments
See descriptions in G4-EN32 and G4-EN33 below.
47
GRI Indicator
G4-EN32
General Description
Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using environmental criteria.
Reference
CSR pages 19-21
GRI Status
Comments
Prospective suppliers are given a clear scope of work and environment, health and safety expectations during the sourcing phase.
48
GRI Indicator
G4-EN33
General Description
Significant actual and potential negative environmental impacts in the supply chain and actions taken.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Our approach for screening new suppliers, which includes risk reviews for environment, health and safety performance and programs where appropriate, is described on pages 19-21 of the 2015 CSR. We are currently working to implement our new Contractor Management standard, which defines internal monitoring requirements for the environment, health and safety performance of our suppliers on an ongoing basis, at various points in the contract life cycle. Monitoring may include assessments, inspections, performance metrics, audits or safety meetings as needed based on the scope of work. Findings that result from these reviews are to be documented through our supplier management and incident management software and the associated actions tracked to closure. The contractors’ performance records are to be maintained and factored into decision-making when the contractor is being considered for future work.
49
GRI Indicator
EN DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to environmental grievance mechanisms.
Reference
CSR pages 24,26
GRI Status
Comments
See also description for G4-EN34 below.
50
GRI Indicator
G4-EN34
General Description
Number of grievances about environmental impacts filed, addressed and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Of the total 214 grievances filed through the Hess Community Connection in 2015, nine were considered to be related to environmental concerns. The other 204 grievances did not fall into the categories described by GRI (i.e., environment, labor practices, human rights and society).
51
Economic Performance0
GRI Indicator
OG1
General Description
Volume and type of estimated proved reserves and production
GRI Status
Comments

13
GRI Indicator
EC DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to oil and gas reserves.
Reference
CSR pages 44-45
GRI Status
Comments

12
GRI Indicator
G4-EC9
General Description
Policy, practices and proportion of spending on locally based suppliers at significant locations of operation.

Reference
CSR pages 19-21
GRI Status
Comments
In 2015 we spent approximately $1.1 billion on local suppliers, which represents 15 percent of our total supplier spend for the year.
11
GRI Indicator
EC DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to procurement practices.
Reference
CSR pages 19-21
GRI Status
Comments

10
GRI Indicator
G4-EC8
General Description
Understanding and describing significant indirect economic impacts, including the extent of impacts.



GRI Status
Comments
We do not collect quantitative information about indirect economic benefits.
9
GRI Indicator
G4-EC5
General Description
Range of ratios of standard entry-level wage by gender compared to local minimum wage at significant locations of operation.

Reference
GRI Status
Comments
At all significant locations of operations, which Hess defines as 100 or more employees, standard entry-level wages are higher than local minimum wages. To gauge the competitiveness and fairness of our compensation, we benchmark Hess against industry peers. Employees who make a greater contribution or perform at higher levels earn more, regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected status.
5
GRI Indicator
G4-EC6
General Description
Procedures for local hiring and proportion of senior management hired from the local community at significant locations of operation.


Reference
CSR page 40
GRI Status
Comments
We define “significant” as an international asset that has 100 or more employees. In 2015 this included Denmark, Equatorial Guinea and Malaysia.
6
GRI Indicator
G4-EC7
General Description
Development and impact of infrastructure investments and services provided primarily for public benefit through commercial, in-kind or pro bono engagement. Report specific investment initiatives related to access to energy for local communities.


GRI Status
Comments
8
GRI Indicator
EC DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to indirect economic impacts.


GRI Status
Comments
7
GRI Indicator
G4-EC4
General Description
Significant financial assistance received from government.

Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We do not aggregate or track this information centrally for all our operations in numerous countries. Valuation of indirect benefits is different in each country or region, and host governments’ contributions can differ significantly by business and location. In regard to tax and royalty regimes in government agreements in particular, these are often confidential and/or contain competitively sensitive information. The extent to which such information is made publicly available is determined on a case-by-case basis by the foreign government itself through vehicles such as the EITI and other reporting initiatives involving multiple stakeholders (i.e., government, business and NGOs). Otherwise, voluntary disclosure of confidential tax matters may result in the waiver of various rights and privileges afforded by law and/or contract.
4
GRI Indicator
G4-EC3
General Description
Coverage of the organization's defined benefit plan obligations.
GRI Status
Comments
3
GRI Indicator
G4-EC2
General Description
Financial implications and other risks and opportunities for the organization's activities due to climate change.
GRI Status
Comments
2
GRI Indicator
G4-EC1
General Description
Direct economic value generated and distributed, including revenues, operating costs, employee compensation, donations and other community investments, retained earnings, and payments to capital providers and governments.
GRI Status
Comments
Hess supports revenue transparency through participation in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI), a voluntary multi-stakeholder initiative that includes oil and mining companies, governments, civil society groups and international non-governmental organizations and investors. As a Supporting Company of the EITI since 2004, Hess endorses the initiative’s objective to improve governance through transparency of company payments to governments.  

In EITI Compliant or Candidate countries where we have equity interests but are not the operator, we comply with the disclosure practices of the operating company as well as country laws and regulations.

We support the EITI’s efforts to attract more countries to the initiative. Hess welcomes the EITI's efforts to conduct outreach in Southeast Asia, including Malaysia, where Hess maintains operations and equity interests. We have supported implementation of the EITI in Equatorial Guinea (EG) and have participated in meetings with the World Bank and International Monetary Fund to discuss their work with EG on transparency initiatives.
1
GRI Indicator
EC DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to economic performance and market presence.
GRI Status
Comments
0
Labor Practices and Decent Work2
GRI Indicator
LA DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to employment.
GRI Status
Comments
Hess is committed to diversity and equal employment opportunities for all employees and job candidates regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, training, assignment of work, performance evaluation and all other aspects of employment.

We reinforce these expectations through our Code of Conduct, our human resources policies and our Human Rights and Social Responsibility policies. 

The company has not identified significant risk in our workforce for child labor, forced or compulsory labor, or violations of the right to freely associate and bargain collectively. We do not permit the employment of underage children or the use of forced labor in our global workforce. This is also enforced in our contract language on labor practices and through our human rights, social responsibility and business integrity contract clauses. We recognize and respect our employees’ rights to join associations and engage in collective bargaining in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws, rules, regulations and local customs.
0
GRI Indicator
G4-LA1
General Description
Total number and rate of new employee hires and employee turnover by age group, gender and region. 
Reference
CSR pages 39,61
GRI Status
Comments
1
GRI Indicator
G4-LA2
General Description
Benefits provided to full-time employees that are not provided to temporary or part-time employees, by major operations. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Hess provides comprehensive, high-quality health and retirement benefits that supplement or enhance the coverage that is offered by government programs. In addition to wages, our financial benefits include pension, savings, life insurance and bonus and incentive programs. Health benefits include medical, dental, vision, prescription drug and various employee assistance plans. Employee benefit packages vary by country. 
2
GRI Indicator
G4-LA3
General Description
Return to work and retention rates after parental leave, by gender.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
In 2015 Hess did not have enough data for this to be a material metric for our company.
3
GRI Indicator
LA DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to labor/management relations.
Reference
CSR pages 23-37
GRI Status
Comments
4
GRI Indicator
G4-LA4
General Description
Minimum notice period(s) regarding significant operational changes, including whether it is specified in collective agreements. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
For major operational changes, such as layoffs and facility closures, we comply with advance notification requirements specified in collective bargaining agreements and labor regulations.
5
GRI Indicator
LA DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to occupational health and safety.
Reference
CSR pages 31-37
GRI Status
Comments
6
GRI Indicator
G4-LA5
General Description
Percentage of total workforce represented in formal joint management–worker health and safety committees that help monitor and advise on occupational health and safety programs. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We have extensive safety programs that involve both management and employees. These are not typically in the format of joint worker–management safety committees, with the exception of locations where employees are unionized and have collective bargaining agreements specifying this arrangement. At year-end 2015 approximately 3 percent of employees were represented by collective bargaining agreements. As such, workforce participation in these committees is not a metric that we measure.
7
GRI Indicator
G4-LA6
General Description
Rates of injury, occupational diseases, lost days and absenteeism, and number of work-related fatalities by region and gender.
Reference
CSR pages 31-32, 60
GRI Status
Comments
Data is not available to report this indicator by gender. Absenteeism and Occupational Disease Rate are not primary metrics for Hess. We do not track absenteeism. Occupational illness/occupational disease cases are tracked as part of our companywide recordable case metric, as are lost days, rates of injury and fatalities. 
8
GRI Indicator
G4-LA7
General Description
Workers with high incidence or high risk of diseases related to their occupation. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Our industry operations span various geographies, including developing countries. Hess takes steps to protect the health of its workers who may be exposed to diseases common in the developing world and to regionally prevalent illnesses. Employees and contractors are provided with education on health topics impacting the regions where we operate, including information about malaria, HIV, tuberculosis and blood-borne pathogens.

Expatriates and their family members at locations around the world have access to counseling focusing on a variety of topics, including health improvement, mental health, parenting and working in remote locations.
9
GRI Indicator
G4-LA8
General Description
Health and safety topics covered in formal agreements with trade unions. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
At year-end 2015 approximately 3 percent of employees were represented by collective bargaining agreements. As such, we do not consider this a material metric for our company.
10
GRI Indicator
LA DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to training and education.
Reference
CSR pages 40-41
GRI Status
Comments
See also descriptions for G4-LA9 and G4-LA11 below.
11
GRI Indicator
G4-LA9
General Description
Average hours of training per year per employee by gender and by employee category. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We cannot provide an accurate global figure for average hours of employee training, as our systems do not capture all internal and external training or professional development hours. Training requirements depend on job category and do not vary by gender
12
GRI Indicator
G4-LA10
General Description
Programs for skills management and lifelong learning that support the continued employability of employees and assist them in managing career endings. 
Reference
CSR pages 40-41
GRI Status
Comments
13
GRI Indicator
G4-LA11
General Description
Percentage of employees receiving regular performance and career development reviews by gender.
Reference
CSR pages 40-41
GRI Status
Comments
All managers and professionals receive regular performance and development reviews.
14
GRI Indicator
LA DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to diversity and equal opportunity.
Reference
CSR pages 39-40
GRI Status
Comments
15
GRI Indicator
G4-LA12
General Description
Composition of governance bodies and breakdown of employees per employee category according to gender, age group, minority group membership and other indicators of diversity.
Reference
CSR page 41
GRI Status
Comments
Female and minority representation in our workforce is provided by job category in our 2015 CSR (page 41). 

Our Board of Directors is 15 percent female and 7 percent minority. All Board members are over age 50.
16
GRI Indicator
LA DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to equality of remuneration by gender.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
See description in G4-LA13 below.
17
GRI Indicator
G4-LA13
General Description
Ratio of basic salary of men to women by employee category. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Employees who make a greater contribution or perform at higher levels earn more, regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected status.

Ratio information is not aggregated at the enterprise level and is unavailable for reporting.
18
GRI Indicator
LA DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to assessment of supplier labor practices.
Reference
CSR pages 19-21
GRI Status
Comments
See also description for G4-LA14 below.
19
GRI Indicator
G4-LA14
General Description
Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using labor practices criteria.
Reference
CSR pages 19-21
GRI Status
Comments
Our standard contract clauses include requirements with respect to ethical business practices, human rights, social responsibility, business integrity, search and seizure, quality and environment, health and safety. See also description for G4-EN33 above for our approach to on-going monitoring of suppliers.
20
GRI Indicator
G4-LA15
General Description
Significant actual and potential negative impacts for labor practices in the supply chain and actions taken.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We are not aware of any negative impacts related to labor practices in 2015. 
21
GRI Indicator
LA DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to labor practice grievance mechanisms.
Reference
CSR pages 24,26
GRI Status
Comments
See also description for G4-LA16 below.
22
GRI Indicator
G4-LA16
General Description
Number of grievances about labor practices filed, addressed and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We are not aware of any grievances related to labor practices in 2015.
23
Human Rights3
GRI Indicator
HR DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to human rights investments.
GRI Status
Comments
0
GRI Indicator
G4-HR1
General Description
Percentage and total number of significant investment agreements and contracts that include human rights clauses or that have undergone human rights screening. 
Reference
CSR pages 19-21, 27
GRI Status
Comments
Hess introduced new security and human rights-related contract clauses in 2011, and new contracts include these clauses. A recent review of domestic and international contracts determined that overall, approximately 90 percent of current supplier contracts include these human rights and social responsibility clauses. 
1
GRI Indicator
G4-HR2
General Description
Total hours of employee training on policies and procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations, including the percentage of employees trained. 
GRI Status
Comments
Human rights content is included in our mandatory Code of Conduct training, which all employees completed in 2015.
2
GRI Indicator
HR DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to non-discrimination.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
See description in G4-HR3 below.
3
GRI Indicator
G4-HR3
General Description
Total number of incidents of discrimination and corrective actions taken.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Hess  is committed to diversity and equal employment opportunities for all employees and job candidates regardless of race, color, gender, age, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, genetic information, disability, veteran status or any other protected status in recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, training, assignment of work, performance evaluation and all other aspects of employment. We reinforce these expectations through our Code of Conduct, our human resources policies and our Human Rights and Corporate Social Responsibility policies.
 
Based on available records and information, there were no incidents of illegal discrimination in 2015. Hess defines incidents of illegal discrimination as substantiated findings of a violation of any applicable law and/or Hess’ internal policies.
4
GRI Indicator
HR DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to freedom of association and collective bargaining, child labor and forced or compulsory labor.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
The company has not identified significant risk in our workforce for child labor, forced or compulsory labor, or violations of the right to freely associate and bargain collectively. We do not permit the employment of underage children or the use of forced labor in our global workforce. This is also enforced in our contract language on labor practices and through our human rights, social responsibility and business integrity contract clauses. We recognize and respect our employees’ rights to join associations and engage in collective bargaining in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws, rules, regulations and local customs.
5
GRI Indicator
G4-HR6
General Description
Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of forced or compulsory labor, and measures to contribute to the elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
See notes for G4-HR3 and HR DMA above.
8
GRI Indicator
HR DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to security practices.
Reference
CSR pages 21, 23, 27
GRI Status
Comments
9
GRI Indicator
OG9
General Description
Operations where indigenous communities are present or affected by activities and where specific engagement strategies are in place.
Reference
CSR pages 23-26
GRI Status
Comments
13
GRI Indicator
G4-HR4
General Description
Operations and significant suppliers identified in which the right to exercise freedom of association and collective bargaining may be at significant risk, and actions taken to support these rights. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
See notes for G4-HR3 and HR DMA above.
6
GRI Indicator
G4-HR5
General Description
Operations and significant suppliers identified as having significant risk for incidents of child labor, and measures taken to contribute to the elimination of child labor.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
See notes for G4-HR3 and HR DMA above.
7
GRI Indicator
G4-HR7
General Description
Percentage of security personnel trained in the organization's policies or procedures concerning aspects of human rights that are relevant to operations. 
Reference
CSR pages 18, 21
GRI Status
Comments
10
GRI Indicator
HR DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to indigenous rights.
Reference
CSR pages 23-26
GRI Status
Comments
11
GRI Indicator
G4-HR8
General Description
Total number of incidents of violations involving rights of indigenous people and actions taken.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We are not aware of any human rights violations in 2015.
12
GRI Indicator
HR DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to human rights grievance mechanisms.
Reference
CSR pages 24, 26
GRI Status
Comments
See description in G4-HR12 below.
19
GRI Indicator
HR DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to human rights assessments.
Reference
CSR pages 25-27
GRI Status
Comments
See descriptions in G4-HR9 and G4-HR10 below.
14
GRI Indicator
G4-HR9
General Description
Total number and percentage of operations that have been subject to human rights reviews or impact assessments.
Reference
CSR pages 25-27
GRI Status
Comments
In potential high-risk areas Hess conducts human rights assessments to evaluate the overall risk management of those assets. Conducted on the ground, these assessments identify risks to Hess projects and staff, as well as to the surrounding communities. To date, human rights risk assessments have been completed in Algeria, Equatorial Guinea, the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, and Malaysia.
15
GRI Indicator
HR DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to supplier human rights assessments.
Reference
CSR pages 19-21, 27
GRI Status
Comments
See description in G4-HR10 below.
16
GRI Indicator
G4-HR10
General Description
Percentage of significant suppliers, contractors and other business partners that have undergone human rights screening and actions taken. 
Reference
CSR pages 19-21, 27
GRI Status
Comments
Hess introduced new security and human rights-related contract clauses in 2011, and new contracts include these clauses. A recent review of domestic and international contracts determined that overall, approximately 90 percent of current supplier contracts include these human rights and social responsibility clauses. 
17
GRI Indicator
G4-HR11
General Description
Significant actual and potential negative human rights impacts in the supply chain and actions taken.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We are not aware of any human rights violations in 2015.
18
GRI Indicator
G4-HR12
General Description
Number of grievances related to human rights filed, addressed and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We are not aware of any grievances related to human rights in 2015.
20
Society4
GRI Indicator
SO DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to local communities
Reference
CSR pages 13-29
GRI Status
Comments
0
GRI Indicator
G4-SO1
General Description
Percentage of operations with implemented local community engagement, impact assessments and development programs.
Reference
CSR pages 23-29
GRI Status
Comments
1
GRI Indicator
G4-SO2
General Description
Operations with significant actual or potential negative impacts on local communities.
Reference
CSR pages 23-29
GRI Status
Comments
2
GRI Indicator
OG10
General Description
Number and description of significant disputes with local communities and indigenous peoples.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We did not have any significant disputes with local communities or indigenous peoples at our operated assets during 2015.
3
GRI Indicator
OG11
General Description
Number of sites that have been decommissioned and sites that are in the process of being decommissioned.
GRI Status
Comments
Hess completed full subsea decommissioning of two major assets in the United Kingdom sector of the North Sea: the Fife, Fergus, Flora and Angus fields (FFFA) and the Ivanhoe and Rob Roy fields (IVRR). Details about these decommissioning projects can be found online at the links provided. 
4
GRI Indicator
OG12
General Description
Operations where involuntary resettlement took place, the number of households resettled in each and how their livelihoods were affected in the process.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We are not aware of any instances of involuntary resettlement during 2015. 
5
GRI Indicator
OG13
General Description
Number of process safety events, by business activity.
Reference
CSR page 34
GRI Status
Comments

5
GRI Indicator
SO DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to anti-corruption.
Reference
CSR page 18
GRI Status
Comments

6
GRI Indicator
G4-SO3
General Description
Percentage and total number of business units analyzed for risks related to corruption.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Hess has analyzed all business units, including its core exploration and production business, for risks related to corruption. Hess’ global compliance team proactively assesses country-level risks related to corruption based on internal risk criteria. The corporate audit function systematically conducts anti‐corruption audits to determine potential exposure to corruption risk. Annual audits are conducted in certain countries where Hess operates, and every two to three years in other countries as determined by internal risk criteria and external benchmarks (e.g., Transparency International’s Corruption Perceptions Index). 
7
GRI Indicator
G4-SO4
General Description
Percentage of employees trained in the organization's anti-corruption policies and procedures. 
Reference
CSR page 18
GRI Status
Comments
An introduction to Hess' Code of Conduct is part of the company’s onboarding process for employees, and it includes anti‐corruption training. The Global Compliance team rolled out an updated and expanded online  Code of Conduct training for all employees and select contractors in February 2014. This training, which includes a dedicated segment on the company’s anti-corruption and anti-bribery policies and procedures, was deployed first in the United States and then to all Hess-operated assets, through a phased approach. By year-end 2015, there was a 100 percent completion rate for employees. Employees at certain locations and/or with certain job responsibilities received additional face-to-face training.
8
GRI Indicator
G4-SO5
General Description
Actions taken in response to incidents of corruption.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
The Hess confidential hotline, managed by an independent third party, includes both telephone and web-based reporting capabilities. Employees, business partners and customers can report allegations of Code of Conduct violations and workplace concerns – including those related to corruption – in more than 10 languages. Employees who in good faith report known or suspected violations of company policy or make a complaint are protected from retaliation. We thoroughly, confidentially and promptly investigate allegations related to the Code of Conduct or potential violations of law or company policy. Disciplinary actions range from counseling and formal corrective action plans to termination of employment or services. 
9
GRI Indicator
SO DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to public policy.
Reference
CSR pages 18-19
GRI Status
Comments
10
GRI Indicator
G4-SO6
General Description
Total value of financial and in-kind contributions to political parties, politicians and related institutions by country.
Reference
CSR pages 18-19
GRI Status
Comments
We did not make political contributions outside of the U.S. in 2015.
11
GRI Indicator
SO DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to anti-competitive behavior and legal compliance.
GRI Status
Comments
12
GRI Indicator
G4-SO7
General Description
Total number of legal actions for anti-competitive behavior, anti-trust and monopoly practices and their outcomes. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
In 2015 there were no pending or completed lawsuits, enforcement actions, fines or sanctions relating to allegations of anti-competitive behavior or violations of anti-trust or monopoly laws or regulations.
13
GRI Indicator
G4-SO8
General Description
Monetary value of significant fines and total number of non-monetary sanctions for non-compliance with laws and regulations. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
In 2015 there were no pending or completed lawsuits, enforcement actions, fines or sanctions relating to allegations of anti-competitive behavior or violations of anti-trust or monopoly laws or regulations.
14
GRI Indicator
SO DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to assessment of suppliers for impacts on society.
Reference
CSR pages 19-21
GRI Status
Comments
See also description in G4-SO9 below.
15
GRI Indicator
G4-SO9
General Description
Percentage of new suppliers that were screened using criteria for impacts on society. 
Reference
CSR pages 19-21
GRI Status
Comments
Our standard contract clauses include requirements with respect to ethical business practices, human rights, social responsibility, business integrity, search and seizure, quality and environment, health and safety.
16
GRI Indicator
G4-SO10
General Description
Significant actual and potential negative impacts on society in the supply chain and actions taken.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We are not aware of any grievances related to impacts to society in 2015. See note for G4-SO11.
17
GRI Indicator
SO DMA
General Description
Disclosure on management approach to grievance mechanisms for impacts on society.
Reference
CSR pages 24, 26
GRI Status
Comments
See description in G4-SO11 below.
18
GRI Indicator
G4-SO11
General Description
Number of grievances about impacts on society filed, addressed and resolved through formal grievance mechanisms.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We are not aware of any grievances related to impacts to society in 2015.
19
Product Responsibility5
GRI Indicator
PR DMA
General Description
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
See comments for indicators G4-PR1 through G4-PR9 and OG14.
0
GRI Indicator
G4-PR1
General Description
Life cycle stages in which health and safety impacts of products and services are assessed for improvement, and percentage of significant products and services categories subject to such procedures.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
Hess' principal products are crude oil, natural gas, condensate and natural gas liquids. The life cycle impacts of petroleum products are well documented by industry, government agencies and the scientific community. Through our membership in industry trade associations such as the American Petroleum Institute and our involvement with IPIECA, we stay informed of life cycle assessment results. 
1
GRI Indicator
G4-PR2
General Description
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning health and safety impacts of products and services during their life cycle, by type of outcomes. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
This information is not aggregated at the corporate level. See comment for G4-PR1.
2
GRI Indicator
G4-PR3
General Description
Type of product and service information required by procedures, and percentage of significant products and services subject to such information requirements. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We comply with product and service labeling and health and safety impact requirements. Our products have globally harmonized Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) that provide information on chemical, physical and toxicological characteristics, safe handling, and spill and emergency response measures. These are available at hess.com/sustainability.

The Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labeling of Chemicals (GHS) is an internationally agreed-upon system. The GHS was designed to replace all the diverse classification systems and present one universal standard, which all countries should follow. We completed employee training on the new GHS label elements and SDS format, and have updated existing Hess SDSs to reflect the new format.
3
GRI Indicator
G4-PR4
General Description
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling, by type of outcomes. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We are not aware of any incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning product and service information and labeling in 2015.
4
GRI Indicator
G4-PR5
General Description
Practices related to customer satisfaction, including results of surveys measuring customer satisfaction. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
With our recent transformation to a company focused on exploration and production activities, our principal products are crude oil, natural gas, condensate and natural gas liquids, which we sell directly into commodity markets. As such, we do not consider this indicator to be material to our company.
5
GRI Indicator
G4-PR6
General Description
Programs for adherence to laws, standards and voluntary codes related to marketing communications, including advertising, promotion,  sponsorship and sale of banned/disputed products. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
With our recent transformation to a company focused on exploration and production activities, our principal products are crude oil, natural gas, condensate and natural gas liquids, which we sell directly into commodity markets. As such, we do not consider this indicator to be material to our company.
6
GRI Indicator
G4-PR7
General Description
Total number of incidents of non-compliance with regulations and voluntary codes concerning marketing communications, including advertising, promotion and sponsorship by type of outcomes. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
With our recent transformation to a company focused on exploration and production activities, our principal products are crude oil, natural gas, condensate and natural gas liquids, which we sell directly into commodity markets. As such, we do not consider this indicator to be material to our company.
7
GRI Indicator
G4-PR8
General Description
Total number of substantiated complaints regarding breaches of customer privacy and losses of customer data. 
GRI Status
Comments
With our recent transformation to a company focused on exploration and production activities, we no longer consider this to be a material indicator for our company. Our privacy policy is available at hess.com/company/PrivacyPolicy.aspx. 
8
GRI Indicator
G4-PR9
General Description
Monetary value of significant fines for non-compliance with laws and regulations concerning the provision and use of products and services. 
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
With our recent transformation to a company focused on exploration and production activities, our principal products are crude oil, natural gas, condensate and natural gas liquids, which we sell directly into commodity markets. As such, we do not consider this indicator to be material to our company.
9
GRI Indicator
OG14
General Description
Volume of biofuels produced, and purchased, meeting sustainability criteria.
Reference
GRI Status
Comments
We do not produce biofuels. 
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2015 GRI Index

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2015 Corporate Sustainability Report

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2015 Annual Report

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