ConocoPhillips’ code of business ethics and conduct regulates our interactions with public officials. In addition, we have policies and guidelines for employees to ensure corporate compliance with politically related laws and regulations. The code and the policies and guidelines address local, state and federal political campaign contributions, fundraising for candidates and political parties, political or lobbying-related events, contributions to political action committees (PACs), gifts to elected officials, grassroots activities, issue advocacy initiatives, independent expenditures, and trade associations. We publicly report details on contributions via our company PAC, called Spirit PAC , as well as our corporate political contributions to candidates, other political entities, and annual trade association dues greater than $50,000.
ConocoPhillips also employs and retains lobbyists who represent the company at the state and federal government level in the United States and who file the necessary lobbying disclosure forms with the appropriate state and federal agencies.