Public Policy Engagement and Contributions
We believe active participation in the political process is essential to our long-term success. We advance our public policy agenda through direct lobbying, involvement in trade associations, the Noble Energy Political Action Committee (NEPAC) and corporate political contributions.
In 2019, Noble Energy maintained a top ranking on the CPA-Zicklin Index by being named a trendsetter. The CPA-Zicklin Index is published by the Center for Political Accountability and measures the transparency policies and practices of the entire S&P 500 listing of major companies. We remain committed to transparency and accountability in our political spending.
Our Political Law Compliance Program ensures continued compliance with U.S. federal, state and local regulations on campaign finance, lobbying and gifts and entertainment, and with guidelines for employee representation and participation in trade associations. Our Board’s Corporate Governance and Nominating Committee provides oversight for our political activity. In the first half of 2019, our federal lobbying expenses were $1.3 million. Click here for a full list of federal issues lobbied by Noble Energy.
NEPAC provides employees a voluntary opportunity to contribute to candidates for state and elected office. Employees contributed $51,310 to NEPAC for 2018. NEPAC donations to candidates for political office totaled $117,050. More information is in our 2019 Mid-Year Political Activity Report. The governance page of our website shows our political activity guidelines and an archive of our political activity reports.