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How We Operate

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Hess is committed to the highest standards of corporate citizenship. We aim to help meet the world’s growing energy needs in a way that protects the health and safety of our people, safeguards the environment and contributes to the sustainability of the communities where we operate, while also delivering long term value to our shareholders and other stakeholders.


The six Hess Values support our purpose to be the world’s most trusted energy partner. Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Social Responsibility Policy, Human Rights Policy, and Environment, Health and Safety Policy build on our Values to define internal expectations for sustainable management and performance at Hess. We apply these principles to key company processes and initiatives, as described in this section of our website.

  • Hess Social Responsibility Program

    A Key Corporate Value

    Social Responsibility, a core Hess Value, describes our commitment to corporate citizenship and creating a long lasting positive impact on the communities where we do business.

    Read the Hess Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
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    Avoiding Use of Conflict Minerals

    At Hess, we seek to avoid the use of minerals in our products that help fund armed groups in the Democratic Republic of Congo and adjoining countries.

    Read the Hess Conflict Minerals Policy
  • Hess Human Rights Policy

    Hess' Human Rights Policy

    Our commitment to human rights is embodied in our Hess Values, Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, and Social Responsibility Policy. We formalize our commitments in our Corporate Human Rights Policy.

    Read the Hess Human Rights Policy
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    Protecting People and Respecting the Environment

    We continue to build and strengthen a corporate culture of safety and are committed to minimizing any negative environmental and social impacts of our activities.
    Read the Hess Environment, Health and Safety Policy

Sustainable Tax Practices

The Audit Committee of Hess’ Board of Directors oversees the integrity of the company’s financial statements, financial reporting practices, systems of internal accounting and financial and disclosure controls, and other financial matters such as tax planning, compliance and reporting for income taxes.

Read more about Hess’ approach to sustainable tax practices

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Eliminating Bribery and Corruption

We are committed to operating lawfully and ethically. Our Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption Compliance Program promotes a culture of integrity and transparency in all of our activities.