Denbury believes that community engagement through dialog is an essential part of being a responsible corporate citizen. Through public awareness programs and investor and government relations initiatives, Denbury seeks to educate and communicate with all community stakeholders on matters including safety, public policy advocacy and understanding of our business operations.


As part of Denbury’s formal HSE Policy, we are committed to conducting business in a manner that respects the health, safety and security of the communities in which we operate. Our management team is responsible for community relations. We also address human rights considerations throughout the process, including during due diligence and risk identification, mitigation and management. When we enter a new area of operations, we consult with the local communities and community officials. For example, in some instances, we conduct open houses for the public before we begin a new project to proactively identify, mitigate and manage certain risks that can impact our activities or the communities in which we operate. Where our operations are ongoing, we conduct periodic reviews that take into account new and emerging risks and develop recommended mitigating actions. We are committed to community outreach and value the interests and opinions of the people in our communities. We also recognize and support the impact of local resources for our business needs. We seek to identify opportunities in our supply chain to provide lasting economic benefit through local job creation.

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Public Awareness Program

Safety of the public and of company personnel is Denbury’s highest priority. Beyond achieving regulatory compliance, we strive to go the extra mile to establish a solid working relationship with communities in our areas of operations. More than simply “doing the right thing,” we listen to our constituents and seek to anticipate issues so we may offer solutions to resolve problems and minimize impacts. Denbury’s public awareness program promotes open communication and cooperation with local organizations to inform and improve public awareness of safe operations for first responders, public officials and the neighboring public in the communities where we operate. We believe that education about our operations helps to keep our communities safe.

811Among many awareness initiatives, we educate community members about the purpose of 811: Call Before You Dig, the national one-call number for damage prevention of underground utility infrastructure. Our initiative also includes measures to take appropriate steps in the event of a pipeline release or emergency.

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Our operations are possible due to the private ownership of mineral rights held by our mineral interest owners, and we recognize the importance of providing them with the highest quality of service and operational education. Through various means, members of this community are provided a platform to contact Denbury and receive information regarding their ownership, answers to operational questions and educational presentations.

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Denbury participates in the federal, state and local political process because public policy decisions can and do impact our company, employees and investors. We believe that the long-term success of our business partially lies in educating governmental representatives and groups about our operations and goals.

The Denbury Political Action Committee (“Denbury PAC”) is a fund supported by Denbury employees, who voluntarily pool their resources to support political candidates who support the U.S. oil and gas industry along with a fair and sustainable business environment. As a nonpartisan entity, the Denbury PAC makes contributions that reflect the interests of Denbury and not individual employees, officers or directors. No contribution is made in exchange for, or with the expectation of, official action by the recipient. Employees have the right to refuse to participate without fear of retaliation and also understand they will not be reimbursed for making such a voluntary contribution.

The use of company assets or funds for political purposes, as well as contributions from the Denbury PAC, must be recommended by the Governmental Relations department and approved in advance by Denbury’s senior management.

State and federal laws require Denbury to report expenditures associated with activities that support lobbying. Denbury employs and also contracts with registered lobbyists and makes expenditures to individuals and outside organizations, such as trade associations, who conduct lobbying activities. Denbury also follows all applicable federal, state and local rules pertaining to gifts to government officials. Employees are expected and trained to know the rules and must seek permission from the Governmental Relations department in advance of giving a covered gift to a governmental official.

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Denbury has an investor relations team dedicated to providing information about Denbury not only to our investors and employees, but to our community stakeholders as well. We encourage you to visit periodically to find information about Denbury’s business operations, finances, safety awareness, recent public announcements and webcasts, upcoming events and much more. We continually update our site to provide the most current information.

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