政治参与和捐款

澳门网上棋牌平台及其 运营公司 consider engaging with policymakers to be an important and necessary part of doing business. 我们监控数以百计的法律提案, 规则, 法规和政策, 与联邦政府合作, 状态, and local levels of government to ensure that the perspectives of our company, 我们的股东, 我们的客户, and our employees are represented before lawmakers and regulators. 当的, 我们也会对提案采取支持或反对的立场,有时还会作为公共政策过程的一部分提出修正意见. 在美国以外的地区运营时.S., 澳门网上棋牌平台遵守所有适用的法律,并致力于以道德的方式开展业务.

直接及间接游说

我们相信,我们的业务——包括天然气基础设施、各种可再生资源和新兴技术——将在向低碳能源体系过渡的过程中发挥关键作用. The 澳门网上棋牌平台 family of companies engage in direct and indirect lobbying activities at the federal, 状态, and local levels of government consistent with our commitment to creating long-term, 可持续的价值, including the important role our infrastructure plays in lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

我们相信,我们的直接游说活动与我们运营的立法和监管辖区的相关政策是一致的(例如,加州的目标是在2045年实现全经济的碳中和.S. EPA’s methane 规则) and important global multi-lateral collaborations, 包括《澳门棋牌网址大全》的目标,即将全球平均变暖幅度控制在远高于工业化前水平的2摄氏度以内,并努力将升温幅度控制在1摄氏度以内.5°C.i

例如, we believe that our direct engagement regarding California legislation promoting the in-状态 production and distribution of biomethane as a practical step toward furthering the 状态’s greenhouse gas and short-lived climate pollutant reduction goals aligns with the Paris Agreement because it could enable emissions reductions in transportation and agriculture, which are sources of nitrogen oxides and methane emissions, 分别. 看到 我们的反应 请参阅CDP气候变化问卷,以了解我们在能源转型相关议题上的直接和间接游说如何证明上述观点.

贸易协会

桑普拉及其运营公司是多个行业协会的成员,专注于我们行业的重要商业和技术问题以及我们的利益相关者的利益. 一般来说, 这些联想使我们能够了解他人的观点, 获得反馈和, 最终, voice our perspectives on proposed legislation and regulations in an educated and thoughtful manner. 其中一些协会从事游说活动. 我们相信,我们通过这些协会进行的间接游说活动,也符合向低碳能源体系的过渡,总体上也符合《澳门棋牌网址大全》限制全球气温上升的目标.

例如, 作为行业协会之一,我们是先进改进天然气生产实践的成员,致力于开发甲烷强度的度量标准,以便测量此类排放, 相比, 和减少, which we believe aligns with the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global temperature rise.

行业协会的政策通常反映了会员的妥协,因此有时这些协会的政策立场和游说活动可能与桑普拉在特定问题上的立场不完全一致, including the Paris Agreement’s goal to limit global temperature rise, in which case we work to mitigate any risks associated with such misalignment.

具体来说,我们试图通过三种主要方式来做到这一点:

  1. 协会工作人员和骨干成员的教育;
  2. Ongoing engagement with the association to try to move consensus positions; and
  3. 如果需要, 反对协会立场, including not providing formal company participation or endorsement.

遵守游说和信息披露法

We believe that public policy engagement is an important and appropriate role for companies, as long as it is conducted in a legal and transparent manner. 在美国.S., 有联邦, 状态 and local lobbying registration and disclosure laws with which 澳门网上棋牌平台及其 运营公司 comply, and the company has a robust training and reporting program in place to ensure compliance.

政治参与和捐款政策


i 巴黎协定, 采用2015年, is an agreement under which 196 countries agreed to collaborate on long-term strategies focused on financial, 旨在将全球平均气温升幅控制在2摄氏度以下的技术和能力建设项目, 延伸目标是1.5°C,高于工业化前水平.

额外的信息

澳门网上棋牌平台的 董事会, 特别是董事会的安全, 可持续发展及科技委员会, consistent with the Board’s risk management and oversight role and responsibilities, reviews and makes recommendations to management regarding policies, 与环境相关的实践和策略, 气候变化, 可持续发展及其他有关的环境、社会及环境事务.

另外, the Board’s Corporate 治理 Committee reviews 澳门网上棋牌平台的 public policy priorities on an annual basis, 包括慈善捐赠, 政治捐款及游说活动, which covers a broad array of efforts in support of the company’s overall strategic objectives, 气候和其他.

Procedurally, corporate political spending plans and decisions are reviewed and approved by 高级管理人员.

  1. Individuals responsible for government affairs in each of 澳门网上棋牌平台的 业务单位 为公司运营的地方辖区和州准备政治捐款预算.
  2. 这些预算然后由业务单位的董事会审查,并提交澳门网上棋牌平台能源外部事务审查和批准.
  3. 一旦预算确定, each contribution is reviewed and authorized by a vice president or higher-level officer.
  4. Legal compliance reviews are conducted before contributions are made to ensure they comply with applicable laws. 贡献 over $100,000 require approval of the most senior external affairs officer.

森普拉有一个部门专门负责遵守适用的政治法律和报告义务的各个方面. 这个部门, 在法律顾问的协助下, 通知和教育员工, 分析法律合规, 监督和沟通法律的变化, and collects disclosure information in a centralized database which is then used to prepare disclosure reports. The training and outreach program consists of the following:

  • An online training course required for all external-facing employees, 军官, 律师和董事;
  • In-person and/or webinar training regimen for all new hires and transfers;
  • In-person and/or webinar training for groups identified as having the potential for interface with public officials; and
  • A company intranet site dedicated to political reporting and compliance, 哪个网站有关于游说的信息, 礼物, 捐款和政治筹款.

公司政治活动的管理监督和澳门网上棋牌平台能源员工政治行动委员会由公司最高级别的外部事务主管负责.

桑普拉公司在美国提供企业政治捐款.S. 这是法律允许的,只能由公司股东出资. 政治捐款是给候选人的, 政党, 政治行动委员会, and ballot measures in furtherance of public policies that support the company’s business interests.

澳门网上棋牌平台 does not use company funds to make contributions to federal Super PACs or to officeholder accounts, nor does 澳门网上棋牌平台 make independent expenditures to expressly advocate for the election or defeat of federal, 状态, 或当地候选人.

如果这种情况有任何改变, all changes and updates would be disclosed semi-annually per our commitment to transparency and disclosure. 我们对U的立场.S. 能源政策, 气候变化 or other matters material to the company are detailed in the company’s annual 企业责任报告, where more detailed information is also provided on political involvement. The report is published annually and is available on our website, as are archived 往年报告.

桑普拉遵守所有联邦法规, 状态 and local laws as well as reporting requirements governing corporate political contributions. 联邦法律, 例如, forbids corporations from giving monetary or in-kind contributions to candidates for federal office. State and local laws dictate the conditions under which corporate political contributions may be made.

符合我们对道德商业行为的承诺, 政治支出反映了桑普拉的利益,而不是基于我们任何官员的个人利益, 董事或雇员. 此外, 没有捐献是预期的, 在承认, 或者作为回报, 任何官方行为.

桑普拉的员工通过自愿的桑普拉州和联邦雇员政治行动委员会(集体)在政治环境中发挥积极作用, SEEPAC). SEEPAC独立于任何政党. 它的目的是为桑普拉能源公司及其附属公司的员工提供财务捐款的能力,这些捐款可用于支持候选人和参与政治进程.

我们的员工政治行动委员会的支出计划和决定是由政治行动委员会的董事会审查和批准的,并在签发支票之前接受政治报告和合规许可.

SEEPAC complies with all reporting requirements governing political action committee contributions. Employees are prohibited from making political contributions from personal funds, 或通过SEEPAC, 然后向公司索赔.

桑普拉是工业的会员, trade and business associations representing the energy industry and the business community. 与其他商业和行业利益相关者的接触有助于我们获得对影响我们公司的公共政策问题的观点和看法, 我们的股东, 我们的客户和员工.

While we may not always agree with the positions taken by an association or its members, corporate memberships enable us to learn the views of others, 获得反馈, 并最终, 表达我们的关切, perspectives and positions on proposed legislation and regulations in a more educated and thoughtful manner.

澳门网上棋牌平台 discloses all corporate political contributions (状态 and local), 政治委员会捐款, 政党和其他委员会类型, 包括501(c)(4)和501(c)(6)机构), 和SEEPAC贡献.

澳门网上棋牌平台还披露了向其他免税组织支付的款项,如会员费用超过20美元的商业或贸易协会会员,根据美国国税局第162(e)(1)(B)条,部分捐款被认为是不可扣减的. 我们披露支付给这些组织的总费用,以及协会自己向桑普拉报告的游说费用金额. Beginning in 2014, we began disclosing this information semi-annually.

贡献的报告

员工政治行动委员会捐款, January — June, 2021
企业政治捐款,2021年1月至6月
贸易协会 & 商业会员,2021年1月至6月

贡献的报告存档