Integrity & Compliance Group

Nexen is committed to high standards of integrity when dealing with internal and external stakeholders and has developed a number of resources to support this commitment. These resources are managed by the Integrity and Compliance group in Calgary.

The purpose of the Integrity and Compliance group is to champion our culture of integrity, facilitate learning and compliance, and create business value. Our work falls into three areas: creating an integrity culture, compliance oversight and reporting. We provide education through Integrity Workshops and strategic communication initiatives, enriching knowledge of and commitment to our culture of integrity. The Integrity and Compliance group is also supported by subject matter experts in Nexen’s legal, security, information technology, audit and human resources departments. External advisors are engaged when necessary.

Integrity Leaders

As a part of Nexen’s ongoing commitment to working with integrity, we nominate individuals to assume additional responsibility for implementing integrity initiatives. Our Integrity Leaders are employees throughout our company who have been selected to fill this role based on their demonstrated integrity and leadership. Having Integrity Leaders across our operations helps Nexen monitor the ethical climate of our organization.

The roles and responsibilities of the Integrity Leaders include:

  • Acting as a divisional resource for employees and other internal stakeholders faced with integrity-related issues
  • Serving as a liaison between the Integrity and Compliance group in Calgary and employees working at Nexen’s global sites 
  • Facilitating integrity education and awareness in their area
  • Helping to promote Nexen’s culture of integrity


Integrity Training

Educating employees about the importance of integrity and compliance at Nexen is a key component of Nexen’s Integrity Program. All new employees and contractors are introduced to our integrity culture through mandatory training. The training provides specific information with respect to Nexen’s expectations pertaining to ethical business practices.

Prevention of Improper Payments training is provided to employees in certain positions, especially those individuals who are working in locations that Nexen has determined to have potentially higher risk for corrupt activities. The purpose of this training is to give employees the necessary knowledge, skills and access to support when making decisions in business dealings with external groups.

Dealing with Integrity Issues

Annually, directors, officers and designated employees and contractors acknowledge their compliance with Nexen’s How We Work: Our Integrity Guide. Through this process, designated employees and contractors are given the opportunity to report actual or suspected integrity issues. All concerns or reported violations are reviewed, investigated and resolved.