OREANDA-NEWS. April 22, 2016. Hess Corporation (NYSE:HES) has earned a place as the No. 1 oil and gas company on Corporate Responsibility magazine’s prestigious list of 100 Best Corporate Citizens for 2016. The list recognizes public companies across the United States with strong performance in such areas as environment, climate change, employee relations, human rights, governance, finance, and philanthropy and community support.

Hess has been named to the list each of the past nine years, and is the No. 1 oil and gas company for the third consecutive year. The company moved up 27 places in the ranking of all companies from a year ago to No. 26. Ratings are based on 303 data points of disclosure and performance measures from publicly-available information.

“We believe that incorporating sustainability practices into our operations creates value for our shareholders and helps position us to continuously improve business performance,” said

John Hess, Chief Executive Officer, Hess Corporation. “Social Responsibility is a core value at Hess, and we are proud to have improved our standing since last year and be recognized for the quality of our environment, social and governance disclosure and performance.”

The 100 Best Corporate Citizens List ranks the Russell 1000 Index of publicly held U.S. companies. The methodology for generating the list is governed by the Ratings and Rankings Thought Leadership Council of the Corporate Responsibility Association (CRA). The full list is available at www.thecro.com.

About Hess

Hess Corporation is a leading global independent energy company engaged in the exploration and production of crude oil and natural gas. More information on Hess Corporation is available at http://www.hess.com.