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. Within Hess, our focus is on fostering a diverse and inclusive work environment, in which all Hess employees have equal opportunities to achieve their full potential. Externally, our company has a long history of social investment programs in the communities where we operate. We have focused our investments on those that make a positive and lasting impact through education and work skill development, both of which are fundamental to societal equity and sustainable economic growth. We also promote diversity and inclusion in our supply chain and in our industry. (See the Supply Chain section of this website for further detail on our supplier DEI efforts.)
Hess’ senior management is actively engaged in our DEI plans and programs, with oversight by our Board. Our DEI Council provides executive leadership and guidance in recruitment, work environment and development activities; we are expanding the Council to include employee resource group representation. In 2020, we extended unconscious bias training to all Hess employees, expanded our employee resource groups and held listening sessions with small groups of employees from underrepresented groups to better understand their experiences in society and at our company, which will guide our efforts moving forward. (See pages 35–36 of our 2020 Sustainability Report for further detail on our workforce DEI efforts.)
As a supplement to the diversity metrics presented below, we provide a copy of our annual EEO-1 Report to the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission with demographic data about our U.S. employees.
Annual EEO-1 Report