Our business decisions are guided by the priorities of building long-term value and rigorous financial discipline.
We focus on opportunities where we can establish competitive advantage, deliver outstanding results, and create significant value. We are committed to creating and managing 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. David Kennedy, the recent Hess country manager in Equatorial Guinea, credits 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 $40 million partnership between our company and the Government of Equatorial Guinea, has trained more than a thousand teachers, established 40 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."