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.
Community Giving and the 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. The DEI Action Team organized EnLink’s second annual “Month of Service” in 2022 to encourage employees to give back to their communities through volunteerism and organizing of drives. Combined with other volunteer opportunities through the year, EnLink employees volunteered approximately 1,300 hours throughout 2022, which represents over $60,000 in donated time¹. In addition, employee-led fundraisers and other EnLink community giving efforts throughout the year donated more than $16,000 to community nonprofits.
EnLink’s employee-led community service initiatives supported a diverse range of causes in 2022. Just a few of these across our asset areas include:
- Dallas: Organizing a gift drive for the Dallas Children’s Advocacy Center, a nonprofit agency working to improve the lives of abused children
- Houston: Working in the Target Hunger community garden, which distributes organic produce to Houston-area residents who need food assistance
- Louisiana: Conducting a career readiness event for students of Hathaway High School in Louisiana and building a playground and gardening for Chez Hope, a Louisiana nonprofit serving survivors of domestic abuse
- North Texas: Volunteering with the Wise County Olympathon in Bridgeport, Texas, to create a day of friendly competition for student athletes with special needs
- Ohio River Valley: Hosting a fundraiser for EVE Inc., a nonprofit that provides aid to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Ohio
- Oklahoma: Cleaning, planting, and other groundskeeping for NorthCare Fields of Hope, which provides care and education for women recovering from substance abuse and their children
- Permian: Repairing homes with Christmas in Action, a nonprofit in Midland, Texas, that serves low-income and disabled homeowners
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 2022, EnLink:
- Employed more than 1,100 people and utilized an average of approximately 2,500 contractors across the seven states in which we live and work
- Paid over $43 million in 2022 U.S. property taxes in seven states
- Spent approximately $518 million with over 1,700 suppliers; we strive to work with local suppliers when possible to support the local economies where we live and work
- Hired approximately 90% of our employees locally
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 believes that we have a responsibility to uphold basic human rights and requires that our suppliers treat all individuals with respect and dignity. As a company with operations based solely in the United States, EnLink adheres to U.S. laws and regulations governing such rights.
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.
1. Financial impact of volunteer hours are calculated using EnLink’s average hourly rate (as of December 31, 2022).
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