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EOG’s Commitment to Our Communities
Favoring a decentralized business model, EOG has divided its operations in the United States into eight operating areas. The company believes this organizational approach, where employees live and work in the same communities where it has operations, has a positive and direct impact on local communities. Employees and contractors directly support regional economies by purchasing local goods and services and paying local taxes. EOG employees also take pride in making a positive difference in the lives of those around them and in their own communities.
- EOG strives in its operations to protect human rights, minimize impact to native lands and culture and demonstrate respect for the cultural, social and religious beliefs and traditions of others. The company recognizes and works to comply with all local, tribal, state and federal laws that apply to its operations.
- EOG employees actively engage with civic leaders, elected officials and community groups in a collaborative manner to discuss impacts that may arise from the company’s operations, while looking for opportunities that strengthen the communities where the company is active. For example, EOG has been able to support infrastructure and service projects that have improved the lives of local citizens.
- The company also partners with local school districts, colleges and universities to fund scholarships as well as training and educational opportunities that lead to employment opportunities for residents in communities where the company operates. For example, in Karnes County in the heart of the Eagle Ford Shale, EOG sponsored a STEM summer camp for fourth through eighth graders focusing on science, technology, engineering and math. In San Antonio, EOG supports Reasoning Minds, a math educational program. EOG also works with the Independent Petroleum Association of America to provide summer extern programs for high school students interested in engineering.
- EOG’s positive economic benefit to the communities in which it operates is exemplified by an award presented to the company in 2012 by the Chippewa County Economic Development Corporation. EOG was named the Chippewa Business of the Year in recognition of the start-up and successful operation of the company’s sand processing plant, which brought numerous new jobs to the area and bolstered the county’s tax base.
Donations by EOG employees to charitable organizations are matched by EOG as part of EOG’s matching gifts program, which encourages personnel to support charitable organizations. To encourage employees to be generous, EOG matches their donations, dollar for dollar, up to $75,000 per employee, per calendar year.
- EOG employees annually raise money for a wide range of national and local events, including the March of Dimes Walk America, Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, Alzheimer’s Memory Walk, American Cancer Relay for Life, MS150 bike rides and
Make-A-WishFoundation events, as well as area United Way campaigns.
- In 2013, EOG Resources Canada Inc. received a Quantum Leap Award from the United Way of Calgary, in recognition of the significant increases in EOG Resources Canada Inc.’s employee participation and donations during the 2013 fundraising campaign. In addition, the United Way of Smith County (Texas) has honored EOG’s Tyler office with its Top Fundraising Award, and EOG’s Oklahoma City office is perennially a top fundraiser for the American Heart Association’s Oklahoma City Heart Walk.
At EOG, the spirit of giving is matched only by a tradition of participating. Employees in every EOG location have been generous in donating their time to serve a wide range of charitable and community organizations and causes. Engrained in the company culture, volunteerism is also encouraged and employees enjoy the opportunity to work together on different community projects. Employees help others not because of a feeling of obligation but because of a desire to make a difference in their quality of life.
- EOG employees can also be found taking community leadership roles. They talk with school children about the oil and gas industry, donate used computers to local classrooms, support rodeos and the arts in small towns and serve on school boards and in numerous other volunteer roles. Employees also seek ways to lend a helping hand to people in various stages of their lives from
pre-schoolchildren to the elderly.
- In 2014, EOG’s Trinidad office volunteers were recognized with an award from Habitat for Humanity for their continuous support in eradicating poverty and homelessness since 2009.