We have strong ethical practices in our dealings with governments.

Playing a Role in the Decision-making Process

Nexen believes good public policy is achieved when all stakeholders contribute to the government decision-making process. We achieve this by partnering with governments to keep policy-makers, regulators and elected officials informed of our business activities and future plans. In return, we enhance our own understanding of the wider goals and objectives of governments.

We discuss a number of topics with governments, either directly or through industry associations. Examples include:

  • Safety and environmental performance
  • Energy demands and consumption patterns
  • Investment priorities
  • Taxation and royalties
  • Local communities and Aboriginal consultation and involvement
  • Infrastructure
  • New technologies and innovation

In 2013, Nexen halted the practice of making contributions to the fundraising campaign of political parties in Canada. We do not fund the campaigns of political parties in any jurisdiction.