Apache believes that good corporate governance is central to our operations, our stakeholders and our reputation. The principles and practices captured in our corporate documents and policies, as well as the culture of integrity that cannot be fully captured in them, are central to our ongoing ability to provide energy, high-quality jobs, shareholder returns and tax revenues that fund public policy.
Apache’s corporate governance is designed to enhance our ability to pursue the long-term objectives that are critical to the energy exploration and production sector. It is also designed to ensure ongoing accountability and transparency.
Apache’s board of directors plays a vital role in the design, implementation and monitoring of our corporate governance. We maintain extensive education and training programs to make sure our governance culture is shared throughout our regions around the globe. We continually reach out to our many constituencies to ensure that our governance profile is dynamic and robust enough to keep pace with the ever-changing world in which we operate.
Communications to Apache's board of directors should be mailed to the corporate secretary (Apache Corporation, 2000 Post Oak Boulevard, Suite 100, Houston, Texas 77056) who will forward such communications to the independent directors.