Making A Difference
Nexen's student volunteers helped various organizations in Calgary and surrounding communities in the summer of 2013.
Nexen recognizes the importance of being involved in the communities where we operate. See how our Houston employees are keeping the beaches clean on the Gulf Coast.
Volunteering in Communities
Through the Helping component of Nexen's ReachOut program, our employee volunteers bring a human face to Nexen and show the value that we bring as neighbours, partners and employers in the communities where we live and work. In 2012, Nexen contributed approximately $576,000 through our volunteer program.
Nexen Volunteer Days
The employee volunteer program provides eligible regular full-time and part-time Nexen employees (minimum of 20 hours per week) with up to two paid days leave annually to volunteer with local charities and/or other recognized community organizations.
In 2012, our employees contributed more than 12,000 hours to the community through Nexen volunteer days, team-building and summer student volunteer events and secondments. When monetized, these hours represent $410,000 of value given back to communities.
Nexen Volunteer Grants
Nexen employees volunteering a minimum of 40 hours of their personal time with a recognized charitable or amateur sports organization can apply for a grant to be paid to that organization.
Grants are divided into two categories:
- $250 for amateur sports organizations
- $1,000 for charitable / not-for-profit organizations
Employees may be eligible for both categories in a calendar year provided they have accumulated the required number of personal volunteer hours in each category.
In 2012, Nexen provided $166,000 in grants to qualified organizations where our employees volunteer.