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Diversity, Equity and Inclusion


Hess has a longstanding commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI), which we believe creates value for all of our stakeholders and is essential to being a socially responsible and sustainable enterprise. Our goal is to embed DEI into the way we operate every day. This includes incorporating DEI into our culture – which we describe as Life at Hess – and our business practices, as well as our support for the communities where we operate.

Within Hess, our focus is on fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment in which all Hess employees have fair and equitable opportunities to achieve their full potential. We are an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. We provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, disability, veteran’s status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any protected status in recruitment, hiring, compensation, promotion, training, assignment of work, performance evaluation and all other aspects of employment. We protect employees and applicants from harassment, intimidation, threats, coercion or discrimination if they have engaged in or may engage in filing a complaint; assisting or participating in an investigation, hearing, compliance review, or any other activity related to the administration of applicable equal employment opportunity; or exercising any other right under applicable equal employment opportunity laws or regulations.

Externally, we have a long history of investing in communities where we operate to make a positive and lasting impact through education and work skill development, both of which are fundamental to social equity and sustainable economic growth. We also continue to source from and increase our spending with diverse suppliers and engage with our strategic suppliers on their own ambitions to grow a diverse supplier base.

For a detailed disclosure of our employee DEI initiatives efforts, our DEI related social investment and our supplier diversity  – in addition to our employee demographics, talent management, benefits and employee engagement — please refer to our 2022 Sustainability Report.

Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Employee Demographics

Hess started 2022 with 1,545 employees and finished the year with 1,623 employees, 1,476, or 91%, of whom were in the U.S. and 147, or 9%, in Malaysia. The percentage of employees who are local nationals in Malaysia increased from 92% in 2021 to 93% in 2022.

We track employee demographic data, including gender, race and ethnicity, and publish our U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission EEO-1 Report to enhance transparency and as part of our commitment to DEI. In 2022, the percentage of women among global employees remained stable at 27%. People of color accounted for 25% of our U.S. employees, a year over year increase of 4%. Women and people of color together accounted for 47% of new U.S. hires, down from 55% in 2021.

Benefits and Compensation

Hess’ compensation and benefits programs are focused on attracting and retaining a highly skilled workforce. We validate the competitiveness of these programs by reviewing them annually through industry specific surveys.

In the U.S., we perform a pay equity evaluation process based on gender and race, partnering with third party experts to create governance and utilize best in class analytics with a statistically based methodology. We create substantially similar groups in terms of job content, such as duties, conditions and responsibilities, while also utilizing a consistent set of controls such as salary grade, salary structure, time in role and relevant experience. We then run the base salary analysis within specific groups by gender and by race. If any outliers are discovered, we review and implement timely remediations, where appropriate. Due to the number of factors included in our analysis, some year to year variability can be expected in the results.

The result of the 2022 analysis, including associated remediations, is an adjusted pay gap (see table below).

Adjusted Pay Gap

For more information on Hess’ benefits, please refer to our 2022 Sustainability Report and hessbenefits.com