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EOG’s Commitment to Our Communities

Favoring a decentralized business model, EOG’s U.S. operations are divided into eight areas. The company believes this organizational approach, where employees live and work in the same communities where it
has operations, provides a positive and direct benefit for 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.

Human Rights; Respect for Cultures, Traditions and Indigenous Peoples

EOG strives to protect human rights, respect native lands and culture and honor the cultural, social and religious beliefs and traditions of others. The company recognizes and works to comply with local, tribal, state and federal laws that apply to its operations.

EOG has active operations on Native American lands, most notably at the Fort Berthold Reservation in North Dakota and at the Uintah and Ouray Reservation in Utah. EOG believes its operations on the Native American lands in North Dakota and Utah are productive, and views the Native American tribes with which it has interacted as partners. For example, various tribal members are employees of EOG in these areas and EOG utilizes Native American service providers in our operations. In so doing, EOG complies with the requirements of the tribal employment rights ordinances applicable to its operations on the reservations.

Community Engagement

EOG employees actively collaborate with civic leaders, elected officials and citizen groups, while looking for opportunities to strengthen the communities where the company is active. Through these activities, EOG supports infrastructure and service projects to improve the lives of local citizens.

For example, EOG has

  • donated road base materials to counties in the Eagle Ford region;
  • funded equipment purchases and training for multiple volunteer fire departments;
  • constructed a training pad and provided water tanks for a new fire department training facility; and
  • provided financial support for roadside trash pickup programs through a variety of industry initiatives in various counties in which EOG operates.

EOG also is a founder of Texan By Nature, a collaborative partnership between natural resource users and conservation experts that is a catalyst for “can-do” conservation to sustain Texas’s working lands, water supplies and wildlife.

Educational Activities

EOG partners with local school districts, colleges and universities and industry organizations to fund scholarships, training and education initiatives to enhance employment opportunities for community residents.

In San Antonio and Midland, EOG supports Reasoning Mind, a math educational program. EOG also generously supports Teach For America, a national organization committed to equality in educational opportunities that recruits talented individuals to become teachers in low-income communities. EOG has also provided funding for the new Weiss Energy Hall at the Houston Museum of Natural Science.

In addition, in April 2016, EOG participated in the “Spurring Energy Education Day” in San Antonio. Organized by the South Texas Energy and Economic Roundtable (of which EOG is a founding member), this day allowed nearly 1,000 high school students from throughout South Texas to learn about oil and gas operations as well as career opportunities in the oil and gas industry.

Charitable Donations and Volunteerism

Employee donations to charitable organizations are matched by EOG as part of the company’s matching gifts program. To encourage employees to be generous, EOG matches their donations, dollar for dollar, up to $75,000 per employee, per calendar year.

In addition, EOG employees annually raise money for a wide range of national and local charities, including National MS Society, the March of Dimes, the Susan G. Komen organization, Alzheimer’s Association, American Cancer Society, American Lung Association and American Heart Association, as well as area United Way campaigns.

At EOG, the spirit of giving is matched by a tradition of participation. Employees in every EOG location generously donate their time to a wide range of charitable and community organizations and causes, such as Habitat for Humanity, adopt-a-highway programs, food drives, school supply drives, toy drives, summer reading camps and mentoring. Engrained in the company culture, volunteerism is also encouraged, by providing each employee with four volunteer hours (i.e., four hours of paid leave that can be used for volunteer service), 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 communities.

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