Our commitment to our communities
Phillips 66 is making a difference globally by giving back locally. The company invests its philanthropic dollars – and employees invest their time – in three focus areas: education and literacy, the environment and sustainability, and community safety and preparedness.
Education and literacy
Phillips 66 invests in education because an educated workforce drives the world's economic future. Supporting fundamental literacy skills, young leadership training through Junior Achievement and skills in math, science and engineering help build vibrant, self-sustaining communities and, at the same time, develop future potential employees for our company and industry.
In the first quarter of 2015, Phillips 66 grants provided computer equipment and science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) curricula to Rolling Hills Elementary in Amarillo, Texas, and Montana's Blackfeet and Crow tribes. The company is also funding 21 energy education workshops through the
National Energy Education Development. At the
Junior Achievement Inspire Career Fair in Cypress, Texas, employee volunteers encouraged more than 1,000 eighth graders to focus on STEM and energy issues.
Environment and sustainability
Environmental programs and education are investments in our shared future. The company's contributions the first three month of the year included
The Nature Conservancy of Oklahoma,
Gulf Coast Bird Observatory and the
Wildlife Center of Texas, which supports biodiversity preservation.
Phillips 66's commitment to protect natural resources goes beyond environmental stewardship and conservation to promoting environmental education and helping to ensure sustainability for future generations. In February, employee volunteers partnered with
Trees for Houston at Sneed Elementary School.
Community safety and preparedness
Community safety and preparedness programs help protect employees, neighbors, family and friends from the effects of natural disasters, health concerns and other risks. From our Houston employees giving much-needed blood to the
Gulf Coast Regional Blood Center to a significant grant made to
Make a Splash, a national child-focused water safety program, our efforts are helping to improve the health and well-being of others.
Recent grants for emergency response equipment given to fire departments in Texas and Colorado, along with grants for new fire trucks in fire departments in North Dakota and Texas, help ensure we live and work in safer communities. And Phillips 66's contribution to
Texas A&M's Engineering Extension Service will enhance the Brayton Field Fire School's emergency response skills training.
At Phillips 66, people are committed to making a difference all year long, and the company is proud of the positive impact we've already achieved this year through community investments and volunteerism.