A Local First Principle Guides Our Investments

We believe in sharing the economic benefits of development with the people closest to our operations. It’s a win-win for our company and our neighbouring communities. That’s because Nexen benefits from the proximity of local suppliers and working with people who know the local culture, community and environment the best. In turn, communities benefit from direct and indirect employment and diversification of the local economy that our company generates.

Partnering to Promote Opportunities

The remote locations some of our businesses operate in can make ‘buying local’ a challenge, as sometimes the services we require do not exist in nearby areas. To counter this challenge, many of our investment initiatives are focused on building capacity within the community, from encouraging youth to stay in school, to assisting in technical training program delivery. Our goal is to encourage healthy communities with local businesses that are able to compete for work that meets our price, quality, technical and safety requirements.