NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Hess Corporation (NYSE: HES) has been ranked the No. 1 oil and gas company on Corporate Responsibility magazine’s prestigious list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2015. The list recognizes public companies across the United States that demonstrated strong performance in such areas as environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support.
Hess has been named to the list each of the last eight years and is the No. 1 oil and gas company for the second consecutive year. Ratings are based on 303 data points of disclosure and performance measures from publicly-available information.
“Sound sustainability practices create value and enhance business performance,” said John Hess, Chief Executive Officer, Hess Corporation. “We are proud to have been recognized for the quality of our environment, social and governance disclosure and performance.”
“Social Responsibility is a formal value at Hess, which underscores our steadfast commitment to the highest standards of corporate citizenship,” said Paula Luff, Vice President of Social Responsibility, Hess Corporation. “We want to have trusted partnerships everywhere we operate.”
The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List ranks the Russell 1000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies. The methodology for generating the list is governed by the Ratings and Rankings Thought Leadership Council of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA). The full list is available at www.thecro.com.
Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. More information on Hess Corporation is available at http://www.hess.com.