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Chevron Helps Needy Communities in One Week of Caring

Chevron Philippines
Volunteers rack up 2,876 hours of charity work in 7 social investment projects

Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, closes the year with a celebration of the spirit of volunteerism among its employees and business partners by helping out needy communities in one week of volunteerism called Week of Caring (WOC).

About 724 Chevron employees and Caltex retailers recently painted murals with children with learning disabilities, played traditional Filipino games with orphans, planted tree seedlings, did talk therapy with victims of sexual slavery in WW2, fed abandoned and abused animals, and cleared a turtle sanctuary in San Pascual, Batangas from trash and debris.

Diversity is a corporate value that is strongly encouraged by the company. Chevron believes that active involvement in a variety of environment through community service makes for well-rounded and high performing employees. Thus, the Caltex brand marketer cultivates a volunteer culture done during company time. CPI has been doing its annual volunteer drive for the past six years.

“We encourage employees to immerse themselves with the disadvantaged members of society while at the same time fostering camaraderie to make them a stronger team. We also involve the other members of the Chevron family such as our Caltex retailers, station locators and branded marketers in social investment projects so that host communities and other stakeholders get to experience the human side of the Caltex brand,” said Raissa Bautista, CPI manager for Policy, Government and Public Affairs.

For the 2013 WOC, the Chevron volunteer corps logged in 2,876 total hours of volunteer work. The cost benefit for project partners is significant. “We, at LIFT Learning Center, are honored to be chosen by Chevron to receive a painting renovation with mural painting on our walls. What they have done will make the center more conducive for learning and appealing to the eyes of the special children we serve and educate,” says Maria Anjelica Lee, LIFT coordinator.

Most recently, Chevron companies in the Philippines, Chevron Corporation in the US, as well as Chevron employees contributed a total of P69.5 million for disaster relief assistance to communities affected by super typhoon Yolanda.

Source: Chevron Philippines

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