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Chevron Philippines Inc. the company behind the Caltex brand, has committed to making social investments in our host communities to address pressing socio-economic issues. This helps us build a deeper relationship and greater trust with the communities where we operate.
Several of Chevron’s social investments programs in the Philippines have received various local and international awards for community relations. Together with our partners, we support programs that address human needs, enhance education, protect the environment, and help small businesses.
At Chevron, we believe that education plays a vital role in the economic growth and wellbeing of the communities in which we work.This is why the majority of our community partnerships are focused on education, such as Energy for Learning (EFL) - a long-term initiative by Chevron and Caltex. We are constantly looking for ways to help youths who may not have the opportunity to benefit from a mainstream education. Through EFL, we support programs that help people acquire new knowledge and skills, and teach them to think differently.
Caltex Fuel Your School (CFYS)
This is part of a global Chevron initiative to prepare students for entry into 11th grade in 2016, with a focus on science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) courses. For its first cycle, we donated 5 million pesos to help public high schools in Manila purchase equipment and classroom materials. To date, CFYS has had least 6 million digital impressions on social media.
Brigada Eskwela (lit. School Brigade)
We have had a long partnership as a sponsor and volunteer of this annual nationwide public school maintenance program, as it shares our core values of volunteerism and diversity. Under this program, a number of our school-beneficiaries have won “Best Brigada Implementer” awards from division to national levels.
Week Of Caring
For one week every year, we come together with our various partners to volunteer with non-government organizations and civic groups in at least five activities. These activities will change annually, and range from educational to environmental, and civic to even animal rights, in an the effort to help a variety of disadvantaged sectors of society.
Pugad Pandesal: Manna From Heaven
We founded this program to train youths from the Don Bosco Pugad Foundation in Makati as bakers. These bakers will then train other youths, to continue the transfer of knowledge and skills. With 80% of our graduates in employment, this self-sustaining business model has been replicated in General Santos City at the Caltex Loaves & Fishes training bakery.
Coffee & Saints Café
This café is a spinoff from the Pugad Pandesal training bakery, where graduates from the Manna from Heaven bakery can learn how to work in an F&B environment. Equipped with their new skills, some of the café’s graduates have now been employed at high-end restaurants and resorts across the country.
Caltex™ Mobile Mechanics
This is our third project to create opportunities for disadvantaged youths who have completed a training program with the Don Bosco Technical Institute. The graduates from the program have also benefitted from training with companies like Isuzu, Toyota, Ford and Honda. Upon graduating, they will be a part of a “Call a Mechanic” service, which has served thousands of customers around the country.
In support of the environment, we sponsor Automated Weather System (AWS) units around Metro Manila to collect and store weather data. Besides providing real-time weather information, these units also show the intensity of the rainfall, which can indicate when it will flood. The AWS units are also integrated with the MMDA Traffic Mobile App and can be accessed at http://panahon.observatory.ph/
Coastal clean up and pawikan (turtle) protector awareness trainings
Chevron’s oil terminal in San Pascual, Batangas is also a sanctuary for endangered Oliver Ridley sea turtles. Our employees, partners and volunteers often come together for regular coastal clean ups, so we can help prepare the beach for the turtles to nest. As part of the program, we also hold turtle encounter awareness trainings for the people in the community.
Poro marine protected area
Our latest marine project is a collaboration with the city of San Fernando and the Institute of Social Order. Through this, we hope to preserve and sustain the province’s rich biodiversity, and create at least 47,000 jobs for the residents there.
At Caltex, we believe we have an important role to play in contributing to improve the quality of life in our local communities. Our Social Investment programs contribute to areas identified by the local community as having the most need. Education is our key focus as improving instruction in the key subjects of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and on helping provide the career and technical training that can lead to good-paying jobs. If people and communities are to thrive, nothing is more important than education and job training. That's why Caltex invests in schools and teachers.
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