Collaborating with stakeholders
Earning the trust of our stakeholders by what we say and do is a part of the Devon culture and one of our corporate values. We’re committed to building relationships of mutual respect with our coworkers and their families, shareholders, neighbors, landowners, mineral-rights holders, policymakers, lawmakers, suppliers, vendors, services companies and schools. Together, we can find solutions and lay the foundation for ongoing cooperation.
Supporting first responders
Our focus on safety extends to partnering with the emergency responders who protect our communities. A DeWitt County, Texas, official didn’t hesitate to ask Devon for help when a brush fire started burning out of control within miles of our Cuero office in early 2022. The official was familiar with our local operations and capabilities because we’d built a relationship with them. Devon immediately called a local partner, who arranged for 7,000 gallons of freshwater, including 2,500 gallons from our field office reservoir, to be transported directly to the fire operations command post. Firefighters and emergency responders were able to control the fire with Devon’s help.
Celebrating our communities
为了庆祝我们社区的文化和独特品质，德文郡向我们经营的当地博览会和活动捐款。2021年，我们为Cuero Turkeyfest，Carlsbad的Pecos和俄克拉荷马城国家纪念馆和博物馆做出了贡献。作为怀俄明州夏安（Cheyenne）的Frontier Days的赞助商，我们邀请了土地所有者，矿产 - 皇家所有者，民选官员和其他利益相关者加入我们的年度西方庆祝活动。
Responding to the urgent need for safer Permian Basin roadways
While only 2% of Texas’ population lives in the Permian Basin, 11% of traffic fatalities occur on the region’s roads that need $3 billion in repairs to improve safety and meet expected needs. As a sponsor of the Permian Road Safety Coalition (PRSC), Devon works with a cross-section of stakeholders invested in making roads safer and road infrastructure better across southeast New Mexico and west Texas.
Founded in 2015, PRSC brings together oil and gas industry companies and trade groups, agencies, researchers and concerned citizens to leverage expertise, share best practices and collaborate on data-driven research. PRSC also educates the broader community on the shared responsibility for road safety, including providing resources on its website to help everyone drive safely.
The coalition hosts road safety forums and training, and makes donations such as equipment and supplies for the Delaware Basin Emergency Preparedness Initiative (DBEPI) and matching funds to build a critical overpass project in Kermit, Texas. In 2021, PRSC donated $1.6 million for life-saving equipment to first responders across the region.
Devon also supports road safety through our membership in the Permian Strategic Partnership, which identified road safety as an area of urgent regional need through an analysis completed in 2018.