Some built houses. Others read with children. Still others planted trees.
From California to Oklahoma and Texas to New Jersey and the United Kingdom, Phillips 66 employees made a difference in their communities in 2018, notching a company record 78,000 volunteer hours. That capped a strong six-year run that saw Phillips 66’s total contributions top $150 million, including more than $33 million through gift-matching programs and volunteer grants.
“We’re reinvesting and making a real difference in our communities,” said Phillips 66 Chairman and CEO Greg Garland. “That’s what being a good neighbor is all about.”
The philanthropic and volunteer efforts, which also included advocating for foster youth, raising money for United Way and packaging food for the hungry, did not go unnoticed.
- Phillips 66 won the Interstate Oil and Gas Compact Commission’s Chairman’s Stewardship Award in the large-company category for a native landscaping initiative that began in California and has since expanded to 15 other states and the U.K.
- The company notched a BCA 10 award from the Business Committee for the Arts for its commitment to arts programs such as the Houston Symphony, Broadway in Bartlesville and Mount Baker Theatre in Bellingham, Washington, near the Phillips 66 Ferndale Refinery.
- Phillips 66 also won the Houston Business Journal Corporate Philanthropy Award in the large-corporation category.
- And in April, the company will be honored with the 2019 Corporate Citizen Award by Crime Stoppers of Houston for its efforts to help keep Houston safe.
“Phillips 66’s commitment to the nonprofit sector has had a dramatically positive impact on Houston,” said Dr. Paul Klotman, president and CEO of Baylor College of Medicine, which collaborates with Phillips 66 on an after-school STEM program for Houston-area fourth- and fifth-graders and nominated the company for the HBJ philanthropy award.
Phillips 66 also promoted early-childhood literacy through its longstanding partnership with the Barbara Bush Houston Literacy Foundation, water-safety awareness through USA Swimming’s Make a Splash Tour and conservation projects along the U.S. Gulf Coast. More than 850 organizations received volunteer grants and more than 2,000 received company-matched monetary donations in 2018.
“All of this important work, it’s how we live out our mission of providing energy and improving lives,” Garland said.