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.
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 November 2013, immediately following typhoon Haiyan, Chevron donated $1.5 million to the Philippine Red Cross to rehabilitate affected areas. Our subsidiaries, affiliates and employees in the Philippines made a further donation of approximately $70,000.
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.
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 the 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 also partners with successful skills training programs. We work with the Don Bosco Pugad Foundation, which started the Coffee & Saints Café to teach boys culinary and restaurant management skills. We recently began a partnership with the Mobile Mechanic, which brings skilled mechanics right to customers.
In the Philippines, Chevron supports programs that assist small businesses and offer training in agriculture, fisheries and home industries.
In Kalinga Province, Chevron partnered 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), oranges and traditional crafts. 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
In January 2014, Chevron employees witnessed the results of their environmental stewardship when 69 olive ridley sea turtle eggs hatched on a beach adjacent to Chevron’s Batangas Terminal. More than 600 employees, Caltex retailers, business partners, teachers and students cleaned the beach of trash and debris, which revealed a nest containing 110 turtle eggs. We worked closely with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources and a wildlife expert to move the nest to drier ground, where the turtles hatched and made their way to the sea. Chevron has since created a sea turtle encounter training program for employees, contractors and visitors.
Chevron is collaborating with the 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: March 2015