May 16, 2022
Phillips 66 employees took on Good Energy Month with gusto — embarking on projects of all scopes and sizes to improve their communities.
Employees across the globe logged 8,000 volunteer hours in April, a 60 percent increase over the first Good Energy Month in April 2021.
“The response was inspiring,” said Claudia Kreisle, Manager of Social Impact for Phillips 66. “Our employees picked up shovels, painted park equipment, planted trees, collected books, held blood drives and even built floating islands to protect wetlands.”
The volunteer hours last month translated into $180,000 in volunteer grants, since Phillips 66 matches every volunteer hour at an eligible nonprofit with a $25 donation, up to $4,000 annually.
The Good Energy campaign — launched last year — encourages employees to volunteer with organizations that provide education and literacy, promote civic enrichment, protect the environment, encourage sustainability and enable community safety and preparedness.
Protecting Louisiana’s coastline
Phillips 66 employees participated in 50 service projects in the month of April. One of those involved Lake Charles Manufacturing Complex employees, who were joined by more than 100 high school and elementary students in an ongoing project designed to fortify the Louisiana coastline.
Volunteers planted about 1,200 native plants on 10 floating platforms that are anchored together in a lake to grow marshland habitat. The “floating islands” technology allows the plants to take root while protecting the existing shoreline from natural elements.
Spreading Good Energy from the East Coast to the Gulf Coast
In New Jersey, Bayway Refinery employees and their families helped to plant 66 trees at Phil Rizzuto Park in a beautification project. In Ponca City, volunteer activities included a blood drive and a project to clean a local women’s shelter.
In Houston, employees built houses with Habitat for Humanity, spruced up the landscape at the city zoo and joined a citywide effort led by the mayor’s office to revamp neighborhood parks.
Those are just a few examples of the Good Energy that permeated throughout Phillips 66 in April. And at Phillips 66, Good Energy never stops.