Social Responsibility Engagement, Outreach, and Support

At Carrizo, we are committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities where we live and work. We take pride in serving these communities and invest resources into programs and causes that reflect our own values. We seek to be a good neighbor, which is why we engage with the local community to understand their concerns and interests, learn their expectations, and develop mutually-beneficial relationships.

Community and Landowner Engagement

Though our operations are currently focused in rural areas, which minimize the impact of things such as light, noise, and odor disruptions to the local community, we understand that operating on someone’s land means we are committing to a long-term relationship that can only be successful if we are transparent, accessible, and communicative. Thus, we engage with our landowners to make sure we are balancing the development of the natural resources on their land with their use of the surface. This includes working with them to adjust activity levels in order to reduce congestion during agreed-upon periods.

Our mineral and surface owners have many points of access to our Company through our local field offices and our Landowner Relations Department, which serves as a central point of contact for owners regarding issues such as lease agreements, payments, and production. We also provide a myriad of information for our landowners on our website. Our goal is to resolve any landowner issues as efficiently as possible.

We work to build strong relationships with local communities.

We engage our landowners and seek to balance our operating activity with their use of the surface.

We work with the community to quickly resolve concerns.

In the past, we have operated in more densely-populated areas, such as the Barnett Shale in Texas. When we operate in such areas, our teams are actively engaged with the local community. During our Barnett Shale development, we routinely hosted town hall meetings to provide updates and hear local concerns. We installed sound walls around our facilities and utilized hospital-grade mufflers to reduce noise. It is our policy to address concerns brought forth by those who are impacted by our operations and work towards finding a suitable resolution. We believe that being a good operator means working with the local communities to resolve their concerns and address the situation to the best of our ability.

Local Investment & Support

Our operations generate positive economic development through job creation, capital investment, and tax payments to local municipalities, as well as payments to royalty owners. Since 2011, we have paid more than $250 million in taxes, excluding federal income tax, which have helped fund infrastructure projects, education efforts, and safety services for our local communities. And even though many products and services in our industry are supplied by national and global companies, we seek to source local supplies and services of the same quality whenever economically and operationally prudent in order to support local businesses.

Our operations also generate economic development through job creation for local municipalities. We strive to have a workforce that reflects the communities where we operate because we know an educated and skilled workforce lifts up economies. We train local people we hire and provide them with programs and resources to develop their skills and capabilities.

Community Outreach

Community Outreach

Engagement in the community is a deeply personal commitment, and Carrizo recognizes that employees have causes and organizations important to them and their families. We encourage everyone to make a difference in their local communities by contributing time, resources, and monetary support. Many of our officers and employees serve on various community and non-profit boards or volunteer their time to service projects and organizations.

As a company, we participate in the Corporate Work-Study Program with Cristo Rey Jesuit Preparatory High School. This program allows students to earn a large portion of their private-school tuition by working one day a week in blue-ribbon corporations across Houston. Students build valuable corporate skills and confidence while working alongside professionals.

We have been a long-standing supporter of organizations such as the River Legacy Foundation, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that works to preserve and expand the River Legacy Parks in Arlington, Texas; the Pink Ribbons Project, an organization dedicated to providing access to fundamental breast health services and programming; and SEARCH Homeless Services, an organization dedicated to helping thousands of men, women, and children each year move from the streets into jobs and safe, stable housing.

We have partnered with Family Houston, an organization that provides life skills training necessary for financial, health, and relationship challenges. We have also supported local schools such as the University of Texas in Arlington, the Western State Colorado University, education programs such as YES Prep and the Spring Branch Education Foundation, and student programs such as Junior Achievement and the Oklahoma University Student Chapter of SPE.

Aside from volunteerism, our community-outreach programs also seek to monetarily support various community, education, and public-service initiatives. As our employees donate, so does the Company. Carrizo’s Charitable Contribution Company Matching Program matches approved employee contributions made to qualifying organizations up to $2,500 annually.

In unique cases, the company has also banded together to help employees and the community. After the devastation of Hurricane Harvey, Carrizo approved special programs and additional time off to help affected employees and their families. The Company also supported employee initiatives to help their local community. In total, Carrizo provided over $300,000 in donations and employee assistance for Hurricane Harvey recovery efforts.

We take pride in empowering our employees to direct where our corporate dollars go within these local communities. Our commitment not only helps us maintain long-term benefits for our stakeholders but also continues to strengthen the positive relationships we have established.

Pink Ribbons
UT Arlington
Search Homeless
Family Houston
Western State Colorado U
Yes Prep
Spring Branch Education Foundation
Junior Achievement
Cristo Rey