- Chevron’s Volunteer Week marks 10 years of giving back to host communities
Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants, recently celebrated ten years of doing Volunteer Week, an annual five-day initiative to invest time, resources and energy in social issues that matter to employees, customers and communities.
“Volunteer Week is a celebration of volunteerism, a core value of Chevron, in which employees and other Chevron business partners are encouraged to work for the progress and improvement of communities where it does business. Employees volunteer time and energy to be a part of projects that positively impact the children, youth, disadvantage people and environment,” stated Louie Zhang, CPI country chairman.
During Volunteer Week, CPI employees, contractors and business partners leave the confines of their workplaces and volunteer to tackle concerns about the environment, health, safety, education, and livelihood in Chevron’s host communities.
Road safety for students, skills training for at-risk youths, art therapy for sick kids, homes for the homeless, planting trees, caring for the aged, inner city murals, school renovations, literacy programs, beach cleanups and disaster preparedness; these are just some of the activities that have benefited more than nine hundred thousand people in the ten years that CPI has been doing Volunteer Week.
During the most recent Volunteer Week, more than 500 Chevron volunteers engaged in a variety of charitable community work. Starting with volunteers helping train stay-at-home moms and out-of-school youths in home-based soap-making business.
CPI employees also hosted music therapy for pediatric cancer patients while parents had nutrition lecture and group counseling sessions. Elementary kids from Batangas were taught the importance of road-safety through role-playing with the volunteers. Volunteer Week culminated in a beach cleanup in San Pascual Batangas. Volunteers collected tons of debris and trash to clear the coastline for endangered Olive-Ridley sea turtles nest during the cold months.
“Volunteerism is a trait cultivated within every employee. I’m proud that our employees have a sense of the bigger picture which is why they readily contribute to the society they belong to. Aside from Volunteer Week, Chevron is involved in various other social initiatives and projects,” said Zhang.
Chevron’s past programs such as its anti-TB awareness campaign has helped about 300,000 public transport workers learn how to prevent and seek treatment for the disease. Its Caltex Fuel Your School drive has provided 21st century learning equipment that benefits 1.17 million public high school students in Metro Manila, Davao and Bicol. Chevron also gives millions in donations yearly to the Philippine Red Cross to help victims of natural disasters.
“Chevron, through its Caltex brand, is committed to this country for the long-haul not only in providing quality fuels and lubricants to a growing nation, but also in providing resources that help Philippine society,” added Zhang.
About Chevron Philippines Inc.
Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at www.caltex.com/ph.