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Corporate-level commitments covering governance, society, the environment, safety and our workforce guide our sustainability activities. Marathon Oil’s operations are responsible for working with key stakeholders to identify and implement programs to fulfill these commitments at the local level and to drive continuous improvement. Highlights of our 2015 commitments and progress and 2016  focus areas are summarized below.

Commitments 2015 Progress 2016 Focus

Participate in the public policy process and maintain employee awareness on issues relevant to our Company and industry.

  • Promoted responsible, state-based regulation of hydraulic fracturing and seismicity; safe and reliable infrastructure; tax structures that encourage investment; regulations that promote clean air and water while enabling energy development; and reliable permitting processes.

  • Collaborated with industry and successfully secured U.S. oil producers’ ability to export crude oil globally.

  • Conducted oil and gas education sessions and tours for legislators and regulators.

  • Promote responsible, state-based regulation.

  • Host education sessions and tours for legislators and regulators.

Conduct our business with high standards for responsible operations, business ethics and integrity, corporate governance and transparency.
  • Business units are expected to complete a gap analysis for each ROMS element.

  • Register with Canadian government to comply with its Extractive Sector Transparency Measures, and disclose payments under UK EITI if required.


Commitments 2015 Progress 2016 Focus
Work with stakeholders to understand how our operations impact local communities.
  • Continue hiring and coaching TERO Tier One suppliers to build capacity and contribute to supplier sustainability.

  • Prepare for oil price and drilling activity upturn by focusing Supply Chain on verifying  supplier financial viability, partnering with vendors who can help us compete, optimizing cost, improving efficiency and providing transparency to run our business more effectively.

Partner with community organizations to develop and support projects that address existing social issues related to education, health and the environment.

Manage security activities in a responsible and ethical manner in accordance with the best practices associated with the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights.
  • Continue to respect human rights and actively engage in industry discussions around security and human rights.
Commitments 2015 Progress 2016 Focus
Reduce spills and releases, minimize wastes, and promote water management, conservation and biodiversity.
Safety and Workforce
Commitments 2015 Progress 2016 Focus
Strive for an accident and injury free workplace, with safe and healthy work practices and conditions throughout our operations.
  • Continued work to improve contractor HES performance, including implementing risk management plans for contractors with poor performance. Number of contractor recordable injuries declined by 15 percent from 2014.

  • Reduced Company’s Total Recordable Incident Rate (TRIR) by 48 percent and set new safety performance record with a TRIR of 0.39 for employees and contractors combined.

  • Increased focus on hazard awareness and proper glove selection, which contributed to 66 percent decline in recordable hand injuries.

  • Began addressing dropped objects incidents that accounted for one third of the Company’s actual and potential serious events in 2014.

  • Established and led industry work group to discuss potential health and safety hazards and best practices associated with tank gauging.

  • Focused on our Serious Event Rate, a leading indicator that helps us prevent events that could impact people, the environment and the Company.

  • Standardized root cause analysis (RCA) methodology companywide to improve the quality of incident investigations, and trained individuals to lead an investigation involving RCA.

  • Implemented a plan for simultaneous operations in Eagle Ford to address an identified risk of conducting drilling and completions operations on producing well sites.

  • Started complying with North Dakota state requirements to filter crude oil for natural gas liquids to reduce volatility before it is transported by rail.

  • Had zero recordable injuries in Oklahoma.

  • Marathon E.G. Production Limited (MEGPL) had zero recordable injuries and lost-time events and set a new record in December for longest time to work without a recordable injury (4.8 million exposure hours) or lost-time event (6.9 million exposure hours).

  • Equatorial Guinea LNG Holdings Limited (EG LNG) employees and contractors achieved 3 million exposure hours without a recordable injury.

Maintain an inclusive work environment where we attract, develop and retain employees who actively contribute to growing our business.
  • Determine critical capabilities required to run the core business in our U.S. unconventional resource plays to better predict needs, manage workforce effectively and operate safely in a dynamic pricing environment.


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