Community Investment

Benefiting the communities where we operate


CNOOC International’s Community Investment program helps strengthen the communities where we live and work. Through meaningful corporate gifts including donations and sponsorships, we prioritize funding for projects that provide long-term and sustainable results that have a positive impact on our communities.

Our funding priorities are:

Supporting Thriving & Safe Communities

We focus on helping individuals and families in need to access resources and opportunities to help them reach their full potential. In addition, we support initiatives that contribute to advancing safety and emergency response in the communities where we operate.

Advancing Education

Through scholarships and bursaries, we are helping to advance the educational attainment of young people in our communities.  In particular, we focus on funding programs that are related to Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM), to help build capacity and to positively impact our business and industry. 

Capacity Building for Indigenous Communities

Supporting our Indigenous stakeholders in a key pillar in our Community Investment program. We focus on providing funding that enables capacity building, educational advancement and thriving communities. 

Green and Low-Carbon Initiatives

We are committed to doing our part to protect the environment in which we operate.  By implementing programs and technology focused on reducing carbon emissions, we are proactively responding to climate change challenges. 

Employee Programs

Through our ReachOut program, we support the organizations and initiatives that our important to our employees. We match employee donations to charitable and non-profit organizations. We also support employee volunteerism in the community through volunteer days, volunteer rewards and sports grants.

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CNOOC International believes in sharing the economic benefits of development with the people closest to our operations. We provide employment opportunities and source the goods and services we need from local suppliers when possible. In addition, we give back to communities by investing in programs and projects that enhance the quality of life for people in those communities. This includes providing post-secondary scholarships to support the educational attainment of people in areas where we operate.

Learn more about our scholarship programs


Learn more about our culture of safety and sustainability

Working with our Indigenous neighbours

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