Making the World a Better Place Social Impact

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What it Really Means to Make the World a Better Place

Sometimes industries get a bad wrap. That's not the case here. Whether it's improving the durability of your smartphone, helping kids get the education they need, or making our energy more efficient, the Petrochemical industry works to advance all our lives. Petrochem is creating better lives for it's employees, the communities they live in, and improving technologies to lessen environmental impact. 

It’s About Community

Petrochemical companies care about employees but it doesn’t stop there. In addition to hiring local workers like you, these companies drive social good by helping their communities.

Examples include:
  • ExxonMobil founded the Community College Petrochemical Initiative with a $1.5 million grant. This partnership of 9 Houston-area community colleges promotes the best in hands-on training and degrees to train students for well-paying jobs in petrochem.
  • TPC’s Mark of Excellence Scholarship Program has awarded $640,000 to students every year for the past 10 years.
  • Shell partnered with the City of Houston to host the fifth annual Back to School Fest in 2015. They helped provide over 25,000 families with school supplies, immunizations and information about energy careers.

It’s About Our World

We all want the best possible future for the next generation. Petrochemical companies have that same goal and work everyday to care for our environment.

Examples include:
  • Dow’s elastomeric coatings create energy-saving white roofs that reflect the sun’s heat and help prevent it from being absorbed into the roof and house, reducing the cost of cooling a home by as much as 20%.
  • Shell envisions a world with ZERO carbon emissions and is leading the way in research and development in technologies that will help us achieve this dream. Read all about The Day the Earth’s CO2 Stands Still.
  • Lubrizol works hard to do what’s right for our planet- from using recyclable shipping containers to advocating for environmentally responsible legislation and other initiatives. For example, one Lubrizol plant reduced fresh water consumption by more than 71 million gallons from 2012 to 2013, more than a 50% reduction in gallons of water used per pound of product made.