Annual Sustainability Report released by Hess Corporation
Report Earns GRI Application Rating of A+ for Sixth Consecutive Year
Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) released its 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report today, a comprehensive look at the environmental, social and governance programs that distinguish the company and its subsidiaries worldwide. The report was released in print and an electronic version is published on the company’s website at http://www.hess.com/sustainability/sustainability-reports.
Hess Corporation’s 17th annual sustainability report was prepared in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) sustainability reporting principles and guidance. For the sixth consecutive year, the report has been third-party assured at the GRI A+ application level by ERM Certification and Verification Services, an achievement that demonstrates Hess’ commitment to transparency and the values that serve as the company’s foundation.
The Hess Values, a framework of ethical standards that shape how business is conducted, are built around Integrity, People, Performance, Value Creation, Social Responsibility and Independent Spirit.
“We are unwavering in our commitment to being a trusted energy partner that helps meet the world’s growing energy needs in a safe, environmentally responsible, socially sensitive manner,” said Hess CEO John Hess.
“Our 2013 Corporate Sustainability Report summarizes our strategic vision and our short term and long term sustainability goals, our challenges and opportunities, and our performance results. We are proud of the progress we made this year and we are committed to building a sustainable enterprise that will make a positive difference for our stakeholders and the world around us. The ongoing support of our communities, employees, customers, business partners and investors is key to our success, and we thank them for their partnership,” he said.