Community Giving

 

OVERVIEW

As corporate citizens in the community, ExxonMobil and SABIC would not only bring financial benefits to the area but positive community benefits as well. Both companies are industry leaders in working with communities and implementing sustainable programs based on local needs.

ExxonMobil and SABIC promote volunteerism to their employees. Employees are highly encouraged to volunteer for causes that are important to them and their communities.

With companies that demonstrate sincere commitments to their communities across the country and across the globe, Gulf Coast Growth Ventures is a project that would bring lasting benefits to the area in which it is located.

 

COMMITMENT

 

ExxonMobil

We seek to maximize our long-standing contributions to economic growth, environmental protection and social well-being.

Our approach to corporate citizenship is designed around six key focus are as that help ensure we promote society’s broader sustainability objectives and manage the impact of our operation on local economies and societies:

  1. Reducing environmental impacts
  2. Managing climate change risks
  3. Protecting safety and health
  4. Respecting human rights and security concerns
  5. Promoting economic development
  6. Ensuring industry-leading corporate governance

Many people, organizations and communities are impacted directly by, and have a direct influence on, our business. Engaging with, and listening to, our stakeholders helps us understand their multiple viewpoints and perspectives. We report the challenges we face and report our performance to our customers, neighbors, shareholders and employees in our annual Corporate Citizenship Report. Regular stakeholder engagement helps us continue to improve our company and remain a responsible corporate citizen. 

SABIC

A global company grounded in social responsibility. The well-being of our people, stakeholders and the communities and environments in which we operate is a guiding principle.

  • Investing in responsible supply chain and manufacturing solutions that reduce environmental impact
  • Working with customers to develop sustainable products and processes
  • Supporting local and regional communities worldwide with financial assistance and employee volunteerism
  • Maintaining an outstanding record of health and safety in all our industrial operations 

 

CASE STUDIES

 

ExxonMobil

Baton Rouge, LA
  • Employees, retirees and families volunteered more than 40,000 hours with non-profit organizations in 2015, earning a contribution of $760,000 in matching grants from ExxonMobil 
  • Employees logged additional volunteer hours equivalent to 1,667 days – or 4.5 years – in other community efforts including Habitat for Humanity, the Food Bank, United Way and Earth Day
  • The ExxonMobil Foundation matched employee contributions to higher education 3-to-1, for a total of $2.5 million at 19 higher education schools in 2015
  • ExxonMobil and its employees contributed nearly $5 million in total to area nonprofits and schools in 2015
Baytown, TX
  • Employees, retirees and families contribute thousands of hours volunteering at more than 200 organizations annually. In recognition of these efforts, ExxonMobil contributed more than $460,000 in 2015 to non-profit organizations where they volunteered
  • ExxonMobil contributed $1.5 million to local charities in 2015
  • ExxonMobil employees and retirees gave more than $1.7 million in personal contributions to United Way

“ With the support of ExxonMobil, we turned a blighted piece of property into a thriving community garden, opened a computer lab and hired a teacher for after-school instruction. Those projects are helping to get young men and women off of the street and influencing the neighborhood for the better.”

Rev. James Snowden
Pastor, First Alpine Baptist Church
Baton Rouge, LA 

SABIC

SABIC holds annual Town Hall meetings on “the state of the site” at each manufacturing location and works with communities to identify specific charitable endeavors for each site.

Burkville, AL 
  • More than $1 million contributed annually to support infrastructure
  • Additional funding for ambulance service and city trash removal
  • Purchased Rapid Notify System, trained county’s emergency officials and community (system can also be used for local weather emergencies)
Selkirk, NY
  • Employees serve on and contribute to volunteer fire department
  • 100 employees released from work annually for community day of service
Mt. Vernon, IN 
  • $10,000 annual funding for Junior Achievement classes; SABIC employees mentor students
  • Fund and teach science programs in 12 elementary schools
  • Numerous community volunteer projects as identified by community and site employees
Pittsfield, MA 
  • $1 million endowment to support the ongoing work of Berkshire United Way

“ SABIC is an important corporate leader in our region. Their values are: Inspire, Engage, Create and Deliver. While these are primarily associated with their products and leadership role in the industry, they carry over to community involvement. Their employees inspire the community with dedication and volunteerism; they are engaged in many ways, from coaching youth sports to serving on nonprofit boards; they create a better community by leading volunteer projects at schools, museums and recreational facilities. They deliver – creating a positive impact on our community.”

Kristine Hazzard,
President & CEO, Berkshire United Way
Pittsfield, MA 

 


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