EnLink’s commitment to social responsibility includes our commitment to safety, economic development, and employee volunteerism. EnLink employees are encouraged to support worthy causes that make positive impacts in the areas of education, health and human services, and community development. Special consideration is given to nonprofits that serve diverse populations.
We are proud of the many examples of EnLink's good corporate citizenship, including partnerships with homeless and domestic violence support groups, volunteer fire departments, food banks, and many other organizations dedicated to social progress and community service.
Month of Service
One goal of EnLink’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Action Team is to support the diverse communities where our employees live and work. In 2021, the DEI Action Team launched EnLink’s first “Month of Service” to encourage employees to give back to their communities through volunteerism and organizing of drives. The Month of Service resulted in over 740 hours volunteered - representing over $33,000 in donated time¹. In addition, employee-led fundraisers held throughout the year donated more than $20,000 to community nonprofits serving diverse populations.
EnLink’s employee-led community service initiatives supported a diverse range of causes in 2021, including:
- The Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, a nonprofit agency working to improve the lives of abused children
- Bonton Farms, a nonprofit urban farm providing food to residents in a historically black food desert of Dallas
- The American Heart Association’s Dallas Heart Walk, which raises funds to defeat heart disease and stroke
- The American Foundation for Suicide Prevention’s Out of the Darkness Walk in Oklahoma City, which supports those affected by suicide and raises awareness and funds
- Hathaway High School in Louisiana, where EnLink employees conducted a career readiness event for students
- The Dream Day Foundation, a nonprofit based in Louisiana that raises funds to support St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital
- EVE Inc., a nonprofit that provides aid to survivors of domestic and sexual violence in Ohio
- Bridgeport, Texas, Independent School District
- Several local nonprofits that provide food to low-income families, including the West Texas Food Bank, Weatherford Food and Resource Center (Oklahoma), the Houston Food Bank, For Oak Cliff, and Crossroads Community Services
Helping with Disaster Recovery
In late August, the U.S. Gulf Coast was hit by category 4 Hurricane Ida, leaving residents in Southeast Louisiana with extended power outages and severe damage. EnLink partnered with O’Nealgas, another company that, like EnLink, has Louisiana operations and employees, to help. EnLink made available 50,000 gallons of propane to O’Nealgas, which then distributed the propane directly to local residents. The Louisiana Association of Business and Industry Foundation (LABI) oversaw the effort. As a result of this effort, LABI named EnLink as its “2021 Company of the Year - Greater than 100 Employees.”
“EnLink has a 60-plus-year history in the state of Louisiana, which has seen severe devastation in the wake of Hurricane Ida,” EnLink Chairman and CEO Barry E. Davis said at the time. “This propane normally would be sold into pipeline markets but now will go directly into the hands of people in need, helping run generators, cook food, and power on-the-ground response operations, while they await the return of electricity to their communities.”
EnLink also supports employees dealing with natural disasters and other unforeseen events through the EnLink Community Fund. The EnLink Community Fund has helped numerous employee families deal with a variety of hardships over the last 15 years, including the impacts of natural disasters, medical emergencies, and other life-altering events.
Funded by employees through voluntary payroll deductions and administered by an employee committee, the EnLink Community Fund awarded 14 grants to employees impacted by catastrophic events in 2021.
Supporting Local Economies
EnLink supports the economic development of the states and local communities in which we operate through job opportunities, tax revenue, and local supply chain spend. By year-end 2021, EnLink:
- Employed more than 1,000 people and utilized an average of approximately 2,800 contractors across the seven states in which we live and work
- Paid $41 million in 2021 U.S. property taxes in seven states
- Spent approximately $429 million with over 2,600 suppliers; we strive to work with local suppliers when possible to support the local economies where we live and work
Human and Labor Rights
EnLink’s suppliers, vendors, and contractors, which we collectively refer to as suppliers, play a critical part in our operations. EnLink expects all suppliers to adhere to EnLink’s Core Values and policies. Further, EnLink believes that we have a responsibility to uphold basic human rights and requires that our suppliers treat all individuals with respect and dignity.
To formalize our expectations for this important part of our team, EnLink adopted a Supplier Code of Conduct in January 2021. The Supplier Code of Conduct provides requirements for supplier conduct in respect of human rights, labor practices, environment and safety responsibilities, business ethics, and asset protection. All of EnLink’s suppliers receive the Supplier Code of Conduct as part of an EnLink services agreement. The Code includes requirements such as:
- Suppliers must not utilize involuntary labor of any type, including, but not limited to, forced, indentured, bonded, or prison labor, and suppliers must not participate in human trafficking or child labor.
- Suppliers shall not subject any employees or applicants for employment to unlawful discrimination, including, but not limited to, race, gender, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, etc.
- Suppliers must conduct all their operations in full compliance with all applicable laws, including, but not limited to, those related to working hours and wage and benefits.
Click here to view the full EnLink Supplier Code of Conduct.
- Financial impact of volunteer hours are calculated using EnLink’s average hourly rate (as of December 31, 2021) of $44.80 per hour.
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