Creating a Long Lasting Positive
Impact in Our Communities
For the sixth consecutive year, Hess donated over 6,000 Hess Toy Trucks, along with STEM curriculum guides, across all elementary schools in North Dakota in partnership with the North Dakota Department of Public Instruction. We partner with the Baylor College of Medicine to develop free STEM curriculum guides that use each year’s new release of the iconic Hess Toy Truck as the core learning tool in fun and engaging STEM lessons for students across America. Since the STEM Educational Outreach program initiated in 2016, Hess has donated over 125,000 toys valued at nearly $5 million to thousands of schools nationwide.
Hess is proud to inspire young minds and foster a growing passion for science, technology, engineering, and math through the toy truck program. It is our hope that these trucks generate a positive experience in the classroom and drive a passion for learning for many years to come.” – Brent Lohnes, Hess General Manager for North Dakota.
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The Hess Supplier Diversity team recently joined the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council (HMSDC) to recognize minority and women-owned businesses (MWBEs) that have completed the Blue Wave Supplier Development Program. Blue Wave’s program identifies MWBEs and strengthens their ability to provide core services to the oil and natural gas industry. Blue Wave hosts group workshops, tailored trainings and provides corporate mentorship to position identified businesses to fill supplier needs for the industry.
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In collaboration with the Guyana Ministry of Health and Ministry of Health System, and Mount Sinai Health System, as part of Guyana’s National Healthcare Initiative, Hess announced the reopening and expansion of a pathology laboratory with state of the art technology to promote early diagnosis of diseases that will enhance patient care and treatment for the people of Guyana. The improvements include remote connection that will allow Guyanese pathologists to consult with medical experts in New York City and around the world.
“We are proud to support the work of the Mount Sinai Health System and the Government of Guyana to provide affordable, high quality healthcare to the people of Guyana. We are grateful to President Ali, Vice President Jagdeo and Minister Anthony for their leadership and to the team at Mount Sinai for their commitment. The opening of the pathology lab is an important step in the journey to move the national healthcare initiative forward,” said CEO John Hess.
This week we celebrate National FFA Week, a time dedicated to fostering agricultural education and leadership development. Hess is proud to support the future of farming and empower the next generation of agriculture leaders through the National FFA Organization by partnering with the North Dakota State Fair Foundation to offer annual scholarships to high school seniors involved in the program with plans to pursue careers related to the oil and gas industry.
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For the fourth consecutive year, Hess has partnered with the North Dakota State Fair Foundation to award $40,000 in scholarships to outstanding students involved in 4-H and FFA programs across the state. The scholarships were awarded to North Dakota 4-H and FFA members with post-secondary plans to attend college or vocational schools to pursue careers in the oil and gas industry.
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Hess is proud to be recognized by Baylor College of Medicine at Ryan Middle School for our partnership of the STEM Educational Outreach Program’s impact on the school’s visibility and ability to deliver unique curriculum. The free learning kits include Hess Toy Trucks as the core learning tool in fun and engaging STEM lessons used by schools nationwide.
During December, our Hess employees volunteered to support organizations and bring joy to those in need across the U.S. A big thank you to our employees for their time and commitment to make a lasting, positive impact in the communities where we operate.
This year’s 2023 Season of Giving volunteer activities included organizing and distributing computers to families in need (Compudopt), annual event to sort, prepare and distribute toys to children (Toys for Tots), reading and distributing books to kids (Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation), assembling holiday stockings for active duty soldiers and veterans (Soldiers' Angels) and many more!
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Hess Malaysia participated in the Sahabat Martim Program 2023, a collaborative effort with the Malaysia Maritime Enforcement Agency (MMEA) to enhance safety awareness and engagement among the maritime and fishermen communities in Kelantan. Our Hess Force team contributed to the local community through “gotong-royong” activities, including repairing public amenities and engaging in sports events.
“The Sahabat Maritim Program is an example of our dedication to enhancing maritime safety and community well-being in Kelantan. This initiative is more than just about imparting knowledge; it's about forging lasting relationships and mutual understanding between maritime authorities, the oil and gas industry and the local communities. The collaboration and commitment shown by all stakeholders are commendable and reflect our collective effort towards a safer and more informed maritime community,” said Dato’ Zhiyong Zhao, Hess Vice President Asia.
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Hess donated 6,000 Hess Toy Trucks to the Houston Police Department’s Blue Santa Program, a non-profit that focuses on providing gifts to underserved youth in the Houston area. Approximately 5,000 children will receive Blue Santa Christmas gifts, another 5,000 will be served during the year as the program receives other donations of toys, clothing and useful items.
“We at Hess are proud to know that the Hess Toy Truck will bring joy to so many children in our community,” said Andy Slentz, Hess Senior Vice President of Human Resources.
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Hess recently sponsored the Women's Energy Network Houston's Young Women Energized (YWE) conference and awarded a $10,000 scholarship to our recipient, Valerie Bedoya, a high school senior who plans to study civil engineering at the University of Texas at Austin.
"I want to make my family proud as a first-generation college graduate. I wish to use my education to help communities that don't have the necessary infrastructure to give its citizens adequate homes, water resources, and reliable energy sources,” Bedoya said.
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