Our employees are what make Apache a special place to work. They embody our company’s passion for excellence and our relentless focus on improvement. We hire the best people in the industry, empowering them to take control of their careers and seize new opportunities. As our greatest asset, our people elevate us to be the premier exploration and production company.
As a global leader, Apache benefits from the diversity of ideas and viewpoints that come from employees across all our operating regions. Diversity and inclusion are vital to our long-term sustainability; we believe in an inclusive culture that encourages all employees to bring their unique perspectives and backgrounds to work every day and to know that their voices are valued and respected. Local hiring also allows us to make meaningful economic contributions to the communities where we operate. We typically draw the majority of our workforce from the local host country.
We recognize that to maintain a premier workforce, we need to focus on several key areas of human capital: learning, development, succession planning, recruitment and employee benefits. Numerous studies show that companies perform better when employees set goals, give and receive real-time feedback, take part in learning opportunities, and are held accountable for individual and team performance. We conceived, developed and launched Apache Academy, our multi-tiered online platform that provides an innovative, robust learning environment for personal and professional development.
The health and safety of our workforce depends on much more than on-the-job safety, and we are committed to fostering an environment that champions a healthy lifestyle through our wellness programs. Several Apache office locations have on-site fitness facilities that are open at no charge to employees and offer a wide variety of exercise equipment, fitness and training classes, and programming to encourage employees’ overall physical health.