Chevron gives back to the community, and conducts business in a responsible and ethical way. By partnering with local communities and nonprofit organizations, we can amplify our positive impact in the communities where we operate.
Chevron is committed to supporting employees, retirees, contractors, and their families and friends in their efforts to strengthen communities through hands-on volunteerism. In 2016, Pascagoula Refinery employees logged more than 8,300 volunteer hours and pledged more than $435,000 in donations to charitable organizations.
We drive economic success by supporting local suppliers, encouraging economic development, and investing in major projects. Chevron works with groups like our Chamber of Commerce to strengthen local business. Over the last five years, Chevron spent more than $1.7 billion with Jackson County vendors.
building houses, strengthening communities
In July, Pascagoula Refinery volunteers pitched in to help Habitat for Humanity of the Mississippi Gulf Coast build a new home in Pascagoula. This was the refinery’s second year to partner with Habitat for Humanity.
cleaning our coastline
Nearly 30 volunteers from the Pascagoula Refinery partnered with the Pascagoula River Audubon Center for the Mississippi Coastal Cleanup in October. The group collected 30 bags of trash in the Bayou Chicot area of Pascagoula.
Fuel Your School is an innovative collaboration between Chevron and DonorsChoose.org to help fund eligible classroom projects.
In 2016, local fuel purchases raised $50,000 to benefit more than 7,400 students. The Refinery also contributed an additional $131,700 to DonorsChoose.org projects through a corporate sponsored initiative.
learning by doing
More than 150 students from across South Mississippi learned more about science, technology, engineering and math (STEM)with interactive exhibits at the STEM Zone at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic in March.
Each hands-on learning area demonstrated the science behind various elements of golf. The STEM Zone is one of several innovative initiatives Chevron supports to expand interest in STEM among students of all ages.
Chevron Pascagoula Refinery celebrated Earth Day with a series of events and outreach activities.
On April 21, Chevron and Mississippi Power hosted more than 100 environmental and community partners for an appreciation dinner.
The following day, nearly 200 students from Magnolia Middle School in Moss Point visited the Pascagoula River Audubon Center to participate in hands-on Earth Day activities. Chevron sponsored the event, and refinery volunteers led some of the activities.
On April 23, Chevron volunteers helped collect waste at Jackson County’s annual Household Hazardous Waste Collection event in Gautier.