We demonstrate our commitment to the regions where we operate by building relationships with community members to better understand and address local concerns. In all of our operating areas, we make it a priority to reach out to local stakeholders (e.g., landowners, residents, community leaders, public officials, regulatory agencies, academic institutions, local emergency responders and local and national environmental groups) through a variety of approaches, including landowner meetings, community advisory panels, operation tours and education programs.
As part of our effort to create a clear two-way communication channel between our operating areas and our communities, in 2012 we hosted a variety of community meetings. We also have a call center for people to use as a resource or to be directed to the right person within the organization.
We maintain a strong interactive presence through traditional websites tailored to regional interests and social media outlets — including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and LinkedIn — that give users a convenient forum to ask specific questions and receive individual responses. Our extensive library of available resources also includes fact sheets and animations in the educational library on chk.com.
This School Rocks
This School Rocks is an educational program through which Chesapeake and its employees promote technology, science and innovation and spark student interest in science, engineering and other careers critical to our success. This School Rocks is a companywide program that teaches elementary through high school students about geology, hydrocarbons and the world underground.
Chesapeake geologists, engineers and other oil and natural gas professionals visit schools, museums and other locations to explain how the company finds oil and natural gas, and drills wells to bring it to the surface. Demonstrations using common materials such as sand, water and vegetable oil show young learners what happens thousands of feet below the surface and help them visualize how to extract oil and natural gas from rocks far below the Earth. If you'd like more information about this program or how to promote it at your school, email firstname.lastname@example.org.