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Social Responsibility

We Can Be a
Force for Good
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We are committed to meeting the highest standards of corporate citizenship and creating a long lasting positive impact on the communities where we do business.

Hess is committed to building trusted partnerships with communities, employees, customers and investors. We partner with host governments, community groups and other stakeholders to develop programs that can make a measureable and sustainable difference. Following our Hess Values, we operate safely, protect the environment, obey laws, respect diverse cultures and do the right thing for the people in the communities where we work and live.

"Hess is a company that genuinely cares about its employees."

Hess has proven to be a true friend in times of need to many of the communities where it operates. In this video, Ron Ness, president of the North Dakota Petroleum Council, and Chuck VanAllen, then vice president Global Unconventionals at Hess, discuss how Hess honored its commitment to North Dakota, especially in the aftermath of devastating floods in Minot in June 2011. It features Hess Chairman and CEO John Hess, who stressed that Hess would act "as a force for good" during a time of need. In addition to donating $1 million to flood relief in North Dakota, Hess suspended operations for two weeks so employees could help with rescue and clean-up efforts. "I work for a company that genuinely cares about its employees and the community where it does business," said Hess Human Resources associate Kimberly Carlson.

Succeed 2020: Supporting Schools in North Dakota

Succeed 2020, a five year, $25 million program, assists students as they prepare for college, careers and the workplace, beginning in the middle school grades. The statewide program supports college and career counseling for students, professional development for teachers, distance learning to expand access to career and technical education, tutoring and other approaches that address specific regional objectives.