Chevron works to improve the social and economic well-being of communities where we operate. We support programs focused on basic human needs, education and training, business development, and the environment.
Basic Human Needs
Chevron's companies in the Philippines donate funds to various disaster relief organizations in the country. Caltex® fuel cards are distributed for disaster relief and recovery operations. Our employees and contractors also contribute their own time and money to disaster relief.
In partnership with the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria, Chevron has provided $5 million to fight tuberculosis in the Philippines. This supports treatment strategies and efforts to improve management of multidrug-resistant tuberculosis. Chevron also uses its network of Caltex stations for health awareness campaigns.
In 2012, we launched Metro Weather, a public-private partnership that created a network of 30 automated weather station (AWS) units in metro Manila. They provide free, real-time weather data to help people prepare for severe weather conditions, such as tropical cyclones and severe flooding. Chevron has provided the financial, technical and infrastructure resources by hosting the AWS units at select Caltex stations. This pioneering initiative is led by Chevron in partnership with the Metro Manila Development Authority, the Manila Observatory, Globe Telecom and Ateneo de Manila University.
We also established the Cancer Prevention Center, in collaboration with the Cancer Institute Foundation, the University of the Philippines and Philippine General Hospital. The center, through its Cancer Detection Clinic, provides screening, early detection and counseling for high-risk patients. Medical professionals in the partner institutions also receive training.
Education and Training
At Chevron, we believe that education is an important factor in the economic growth and well-being of our communities.
Energy for Learning® is a long-term initiative by Chevron and our Caltex® retail brand that aims to expose people to new information, new skills and different ways of thinking. In partnership with local communities, governments and nonprofit groups, Chevron provides school supplies, refurbishes libraries and offers curriculum support.
Educational programs we support include:
- Scholarships to 700 gifted high school and college students in need.
- The Abakada Program, an innovative early education program for preschool children in day care centers in Tiwi.
- The Educational Enhancement for Public School Students program, which caters to elementary students with learning difficulties in the communities near the Mak-Ban plant.
- Through Malampaya Foundation Inc., helping outfit five laboratories at the University of the Philippines Institute of Chemistry Science complex.
- Funding the Caltex Audio Visual Room in the complex.
Caltex partners with a number of successful skills training programs. We work with the Don Bosco Pugad Foundation, creator of Pugad Pandesal: Manna From Heaven, a bakery and bakeshop. Coffee & Saints Café was established to teach boys culinary and restaurant management skills. We recently began a partnership with the Mobile Mechanic, which brings skilled mechanics right to customers. Other partnerships, such as the Marcellin Kapatid Program, the Consuelo Foundation and eSkills Network, train at-risk youth in welding, engine repair and metal fabrication.
In the Philippines, Chevron supports programs that assist small businesses and offer training in agriculture, fisheries and home industries.
In Kalinga Province, we partner with Kalinga Apayao State College to train members of the community and help provide access to markets for local products such as coffee, macadamia nuts, unoy (red rice) and oranges. Through the United People of Kalinga Enterprise Enhancement Program, we work with our partners to promote indigenous knowledge through sustainable enterprise development.
Caring for the Environment
Chevron promotes sustainable resource management in partnership with the Project Seahorse Foundation. Together we created the Minantaw Sanctuary in the Danajon Bank, one of only six double barrier reefs in the world.
Chevron is collaborating with Cabiokid Foundation, Inc., Tiwi local government and the Department of Education to establish a model farm to train teachers, students and parents in sustainable agricultural technologies.
Updated: April 2013