The first two goals, economic growth and a healthy environment, get widely discussed and seem fairly well understood. But what does it mean to promote vibrant communities? Does the company care about communities?

Yes, ConocoPhillips does care. We run our business under a set of guiding principles that we call our SPIRIT Values of Safety, People, Integrity, Responsibility, Innovation and Teamwork. They are shared by everyone in our company. And they drive the way we care about the communities where we live and work.

We care deeply about developing relationships with people and communities where we operate. We think about communities during our daily work and decision-making, and view these relationships as an important part of operating.

We think about creating jobs, supporting community investments and, most importantly, understanding how a community feels about our activities near where they live. It's important for us to have a strong community connection, and to hear about local community issues and concerns. Communities contribute diverse ideas and valuable perspectives. Listening and understanding these views helps us be better at what we do