What it Really Means to Make the World a Better Place
Petrochem is creating better lives for its employees, the communities where they live, and improving technologies to lessen environmental impact.
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.
- 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.
- For 10 years, Shell has partnered with the Deer Park Education Foundation on the Strides for School Fun Run by underwriting the cost of the run as well as matching all registrations. Through this partnership over $1 million has been invested in education grants for Deer Park ISD schools.
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.
- 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 is a leading member of the new Alliance To End Plastic Waste. This is an alliance of chemical and plastic manufacturers, consumer goods companies, waste management companies, and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Shell has committed more than $1 billion with the goal of investing $1.5 billion over 5 years to develop solutions.
- Lubrizol works hard to do what’s right for our planet- from using recyclable shipping containers to advocating for environmentally responsible legislation. 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.