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Living Our Values Toward Society

At Marathon Oil, we are community partners: We build stronger communities by developing relationships with our stakeholders and by investing our time, talent and resources.

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Management Approach

To have a positive impact on communities where we work, Marathon Oil focuses on our core values, strives to earn and protect our license to operate, and drives business performance. The principles by which we demonstrate our commitment to economic, environmental, safety and social sustainability in these communities are outlined in our Corporate Sustainability Guidelines.

Progress on Our Commitments

Our commitments are to work with stakeholders to understand how our operations impact local communities and to partner with community organizations to develop and support projects that address existing social issues related to education, health and the environment. In 2015, we:

  • Developed Corporate Sustainability Guidelines to support economic, environmental, safety and social sustainability in communities where we operate.
  • Developed a stakeholder engagement tool kit to help our assets identify and engage stakeholders and plan engagement events.
  • Developed local content and built national capacity in Equatorial Guinea by contracting with an Equatoguinean firm that fabricated the bridge and flare structures for our Alba B3 project.
  • Reduced the number of truckloads of crude oil by connecting 10 central facilities to pipelines in the Eagle Ford. The average daily volume of crude oil transported by truck dropped approximately 70 percent during the year as a result of increased pipeline transportation, as well as the overall drop in production due to lower activity.
  • Installed approximately 156 miles of pipeline in the Bakken for the Hector Ajax Water Gathering System (HAWGS) along with commissioning 170 Water Allocation Skids (WAS), with five skids to be completed in 2016. Approximately 89 percent of the area’s total produced water volume flowed through the pipeline daily at year-end 2015. Transporting this produced water by pipeline eliminated approximately 115 truckloads per day.
  • Continued supporting education from kindergarten through college, based on our Integrated Education Funding Model. Our primary efforts were science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) focused curriculum enhancements, college scholarships and asset-level volunteer programs.
  • Implemented Bioko Island Malaria Control Project interventions that resulted in the second lowest malaria prevalence rate to date (15 percent of youth population), supported the first clinical trial of a candidate malaria vaccine and sponsored a national nurse midwife training program in Equatorial Guinea.
  • Promoted employee and community wellbeing through our ongoing partnership with the American Heart Association, including providing state-mandated CPR training for high school students near our Eagle Ford assets.
  • Integrated social and security considerations into the environmental, social and health impact assessment (ESHIA) process to create one comprehensive impact assessment for planning oil and gas activities.
  • Revamped security training to incorporate ethical, legal and operational aspects, and provided scenario-based training for our contract and proprietary guard force personnel worldwide.
  • Launched and provided training on a new vetting program for all proprietary and contract security personnel.

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