As it continues into its 40th year, Valero has again been recognized for its community commitment and named to The Civic 50, a list of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.
According to the company, “The honor is a testament to Valero’s continued focus in 2019 on supporting the community and being a good neighbor through volunteerism and charitable giving, a core value that remains unchanged since Valero began in 1980.”
Valero has made The Civic 50 each time since 2013, not long after the list was conceived, and again is the top energy-sector company on the list. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to have an impact on their communities.
The recognition follows a year in which Valero’s employees and charitable organizations generated more than $64 million for worthy charities through direct and in-kind donations, fundraising and volunteerism. Notably, support continued in response to COVID-19 with more than $3 million for front-line organizations distributed across the globe.
At the Valero Port Arthur Refinery in 2019, employees pledged $911,794 for the United Way, with other fundraising and a company match expected to total approximately $1,426,316 in United Way contributions. Employees also logged more than 12,000 volunteer hours for community projects.
“We are proud to be a part of this honor, and to be a vibrant part of this community,” said Mark Skobel, Vice President and General Manager of the Valero Port Arthur Refinery. “We will continue our legacy of support through volunteerism, charitable giving and the economic support of being a good employer.”
Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products. Valero is a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, and it operates 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day and 14 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.73 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the ethanol plants are located in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. Valero also is a joint venture partner in Diamond Green Diesel, which operates a renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana. Diamond Green Diesel is North America’s largest biomass-based diesel plant. Valero sells its products in the wholesale rack or bulk markets in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Latin America. Approximately 7,000 outlets carry Valero’s brand names. Visit www.valero.com for more information.