Murphy Oil Corporation
2003 Other Charter: MUR
Public Policy and Environmental Committee Charter
The Public Policy and Environmental Committee ("Committee") is created by the Board to assist the Board in monitoring compliance with applicable environmental, health and safety laws and regulations and to provide guidance as to public issues affecting the Company.
The Public Policy and Environmental Committee shall consist of no fewer than three members. The Nominating and Governance Committee shall recommend nominees for appointment to the Committee annually and as vacancies or newly created positions occur. Committee members shall be appointed by the Board and may be removed by the Board at any time. The Nominating and Governance Committee shall recommend to the Board, and the Board shall designate, the Chairman of the Committee.
The Public Policy and Environmental Committee shall meet as often as it determines, but not less frequently than semiannually.
A majority of the Committee members shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business.
Meetings may be by telephone conference, and Committee action may be taken by written consent of all members. Except as expressly provided in this Charter, the by-laws of the Company or the Corporate Governance Guidelines of the Company, the Committee shall fix its own rules of procedure.
Committee Authority and Responsibilities
The Public Policy and Environmental Committee shall review, provide oversight of and monitor (1) the Company's environmental, health and safety policies, practices and actions; and (2) social, political and environmental trends, issues and concerns at the legislative, regulatory and judicial levels as they affect the Company and the industry, along with the Company's positions and responses with respect thereto.
The Public Policy and Environmental Committee shall make regular reports to the Board and shall make recommendations with respect to Company's policies and practices in the areas of public policy, safety, health and environmental issues.
While the Committee has the responsibilities and the powers set forth in this Charter, it is not the duty of this Committee to assure compliance with laws and regulations and the Company's policies.
The Public Policy and Environmental Committee shall review and reassess the adequacy of this Charter annually and recommend any proposed changes to the Board for approval. The Committee shall annually evaluate its own performance.