Energy XXI Empowers
Energy XXI remains committed to core values that encompass health and safety, environmental stewardship, honesty and transparency as well as corporate citizenship.
Our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) mission is to continue our commitment to the communities and habitats where we live and work. Our commitment to CSR not only helps us maintain long-term benefits for our stakeholders, but also continues to strengthen the positive relationships we have established.
Our CSR spans four important areas:
Empower the communities in which we live and operate by supporting local programs that improve the quality of life.
Encourage transparency in all of our operations.
Education and Training:
Support programs that provide learning or improvement opportunities.
Continue safe and environmentally responsible operations by participating in programs that protect and rehabilitate the environment.
Energy XXI Doubles its Support of the 2012 BEAR Holiday Gift Drive
The BEAR (Be A Resource for CPS Kids) Holiday Gift Drive provides holiday wishes to children under the care of Child Protective Services, who otherwise would have no holiday at all. Every year hundreds of Houston caseworkers submit children’s holiday gift wishes to BEAR and the wish lists are relayed to donors. BEAR was able to secure gifts for more than 8,400 children in 2011. Supported by the Executive Team, Energy XXI employees have participated in the drive since 2010. EXXI has made gift wishes come true for over 300 children, totaling $6,500 in donations. Contributions doubled from 2011 to 2012, and we’ve set a goal deliver holiday gifts to 200 children in 2013!
Supporting the Community After a Hurricane
Every year, cities along the Gulf of Mexico do their best to prepare for hurricane season, but even the most prepared cities can use a helping hand after a hurricane has passed. It is in these times that communities come together and truly support one another as they move forward in their lives. After Hurricane Isaac tore through the Gulf of Mexico, Energy XXI stepped up and worked together with the city of Grand Isle to help put the community back together. The company provided food and housing to 32 National Guard Troops along with FEMA medical staff and heliport personnel during the aftermath support. In addition, Energy XXI also provided food to the residents of Grand Isle and electrical support for the Grand Isle Multiplex.
Energy XXI ranks in the MS150 Top Fundraising Team
The BP MS 150 is a two-day fundraising cycling ride organized by the National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Lone Star. The National MS Society funds research, advocates for change and helps people with MS and their families lead powerful lives. This ride is the largest event of its kind in North America and Energy XXI is proud to sponsor a corporate team that rides in the event each year. We believe in the work they do and we want to be a part of it.
In 2012, Energy XXI stepped up to lead Team Rusty Spokes – a co-sponsored MS150 team with Dupre Energy and Brooks Concrete. Together, a team of 35 riders raised almost $90,000 putting us in the top 50 fundraising teams alongside many other larger teams in our industry. In 2013, over 25 Energy XXI employees along with their spouses, children and friends participated in the BP MS150 Houston-to-Austin bike ride and raised $100,000 putting the team in the top 50 once again.
Would you like to join our efforts for the MS150? We are in need of volunteers to support our riders during the event weekend. Please contact our Team Captain, Kim Pinyopusarerk, at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to follow the efforts of our riders, please visit the team’s website at http://rustyspokes.net.
Engaging our Local Senior Citizens
Each quarter, the city of Grand Isle hosts a themed senior citizen party where locals join hands with the seniors for the time of their life. Energy XXI employees and their families participate by cooking for each party in the chosen theme and engaging the seniors on the dance floor.
Protecting Coastal Shorelines
The demobilization of pipelines can create a large amount of riprap that end up unused and left for waste. Riprap is rock or other material that can be used to armor shorelines against scour, water or ice erosion. It works by absorbing the impact of waves as they shoot up the wall and fall back down. Over the past few years, Energy XXI has donated several hundred tons of rip-rap to the town of Grand Isle for controlling erosion.
Protecting a Globally Important Bird Area (IBA)
In 1923, the Audubon Conservation Project established a system of island sanctuaries along the Texas Coast that has now grown to more than 13,000 acres. These sanctuaries are home to more than 20 species of colonial waterbirds, several of which are considered endangered or threatened.
Chester Island (formerly Sundown Island) is a low lying dredge spoil island built in 1962 to provide sanctuary to colonial waterbirds, specifically to the Brown Pelicans that once called the Texas Coast home. When this project first started, 20 breeding pairs of Brown Pelicans were brought to the coast. Today, Chester Island is now home to over 2,500 breeding Pelican pairs as well as Colonial Water Birds that nest on the island in the spring and migrants that use the island during spring and fall migrations or as a rest stop. In fact, Chester Island was declared a globally “Important Bird Area” in 2010.
In 2009, Energy XXI had been looking for an environmental project to support when the opportunity to become a corporate sponsor of Chester Island became available. Since 2010, Energy XXI employee volunteers and their families have participated in a workday to help create more habitat for nesting birds. This includes beach cleanups, tree planting, updating and working on rainwater collection systems, treating the area with fertilizer and water and repairing signs and posts.
Feeding Our Local Community
On occasion, the Energy XXI gally team at Grand Isle will cook for our local community. In the past, we have provided meals on several occasions including Missionaries doing summer work on the island and law enforcement that come to the island for annual events.