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政治献金和游说

问题出现在联邦政府的政治进程中, state and local levels that directly affect 氧的 business and stakeholders. Because legislative and 监管 changes can have substantial impacts on the company and its stakeholders, Oxy believes that it is necessary for the company to help inform the discussion of such issues and to do so in an ethical and transparent manner. 为此目的, 牛的可能, 不时地, make political campaign contributions or engage in lobbying and other political activities. While the expenditures for these areas vary from year to year depending on the political cycle and the legislative or 监管 issues in the forefront, 我们认为,对于Oxy这样规模的公司来说,这是适度的. 关于政治捐款, 这种贡献只会促进公司的利益, and not the personal political preferences of its executive officers or directors. We always have a process in place to ensure that these activities and expenditures comply with all applicable laws and company policies, 包括奥克西总结的那些 商业行为准则. Oxy conducts periodic trainings and internal audits to ensure all PAC and corporate political contributions are made in accordance with the law and company policies.

氧的 written policy on political activities broadly defines what a political contribution is for the purposes of the policy. It covers campaign contributions and other politically related expenses by or on behalf of Oxy, 只有经董事会批准才能作出决定, 政府事务委员会或其指定人. The Government Affairs Committee approves all political contributions and reports directly to the 董事会. 副总统, Government Relations is the current chairperson of the Government Affairs Committee, and the other members of the Government Affairs Committee are: the Senior Vice President and Chief Financial Officer; the Vice President, 土地, 监管, Governmental Relations and Corporate Affairs; and the President of Oxy Energy Services.

政治竞选捐款

根据联邦选举法, 牛的可能 not contribute corporate funds directly to federal candidates or political parties. Oxy is authorized to establish and fund the administrative expenses of an employee political action committee (PAC). Oxy currently has one authorized PAC — the Oxy Petroleum Corporation Political Action Committee​ (OXYPAC).

完全由员工个人出资, 自愿捐款, OXYPAC为合格的联邦政府做出贡献, 州和地方候选人以及多候选人委员会, 不分党派, 谁对奥施康定感兴趣. OXYPAC的活动是透明的,并遵守适用的法律. 

Information on federal and state political campaign contributions made by OXYPAC is filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC) as well as various state agencies. OXYPAC的FEC文件可在 选举委员会的网站. 然而, to simplify access to such 信息, Oxy annually posts a list of OXYPAC贡献, categorized by jurisdiction, candidate and amount for the most recently ended fiscal year. 

氧的 政治献金档案 presents a list of non-OXYPAC political campaign contributions made by Oxy and its subsidiaries during a fiscal year, 包括任何与投票倡议有关的捐款. All of the foregoing contributions and expenditures are subject to the same review and approval procedures described above, 所有这些都符合适用的披露要求. 氧的 policy is to include in its 网站 all contributions that are subject to disclosure requirements. Historic reports of these OXYPAC and non-OXYPAC贡献 are available in the 政治献金档案.

游说

氧的 Government Relations group provides the international and domestic government affairs services for Oxy and, 以这种身份, 负责所有与奥施康定的联邦和州的政治联系. 政府关系部的任务是提供建议, 宣传, 信息, 政策分析与立法支持, 监管, international and political issues of importance to the company in meeting its operational and financial goals. 这些问题及其相对优先级不时发生变化. 然而, the specific federal issues that Oxy engaged in lobbying during the last calendar quarter are listed in the quarterly lobbying reports filed with the U.S. 国会.  Information about 氧的 state lobbying is available in periodic filings made with various states.  某些外国, 联邦政府, 每个州, and certain local jurisdictions have laws requiring registration and reporting by lobbyists and sometimes by their employers. 奥施康定向美国政府报告其联邦游说活动.S. 国会 in public, quarterly lobby disclosure reports that can be viewed online via the U.S. 参议院 游说披露电子归档系统 网站. 这些报告包括石油公司的直接游说费用.g.工资、办公室租金等.), as well as the portion of the dues paid to trade associations that is used for lobbying purposes. As noted above, the reports also list in detail the issues on which Oxy engaged in lobbying.

行业协会和行业团体

Oxy is a member of and an active participant in many trade and industry groups. Membership in these groups is necessary to stay abreast of issues impacting 氧的 business segments. 虽然通常不是这些组织的主要目的, 许多人积极参与行业问题的游说. These organizations represent a broad range of members and interests, and Oxy does not always share the views of these organizations and their other members. 在董事会的指导下, 政府事务委员会进行检讨, assesses and approves of 氧的 membership in such trade associations.

Oxy每年提供一份清单 U.S. 贸易协会 of which Oxy is a member and to which it paid annual dues in excess of $50,000. The federal issues on which such associations or groups engaged in lobbying are included in the lobbying disclosure forms filed by such organizations, 哪些可以通过美国获得.S. 参议院 游说披露电子归档系统.

个人及基层活动

Oxy encourages its Directors and employees to participate in the political process by voting, volunteering their personal services on their own time and by making personal political contributions. 然而, Directors and employees are not reimbursed or compensated by Oxy for any political contribution.