We are committed to creating shareholder value based on sustained financial performance and long-term profitable growth. Our business decisions are guided by our commitment to long-term value and rigorous financial discipline. We focus on opportunities where we can establish competitive advantage, deliver outstanding results and create significant value. Our goal is to create and manage a portfolio of assets that will deliver strong, sustainable financial performance and long-term growth.
"Hess brings hope."
Developing a country's oil resources can also help to develop its most valuable resource: its people. The Hess country manager in Equatorial Guinea credited our philosophy of responsible corporate citizenship and our commitment to hiring 80 percent of our workforce from local residents for bringing about a new era of opportunity for many EG nationals. PRODEGE, a multi-million dollar partnership between our company and the government of Equatorial Guinea, has trained more than 2,400 teachers, established 54 model schools and introduced accelerated course work in basic math, language and science. Carmen Siri, vice president and director of PRODEGE, said Hess has brought something else to EG. "Hope."