Chevron coastal clean-up clears nesting grounds for endangered Olive-Ridley sea turtles

PR Photo for WOC 2016 Day 5
CPI employees unite with community volunteers to improve the state of San Pascual, Batangas’ only coastline which also borders the Chevron Terminal

San Pascual, Batangas, September 23, 2016 — About 200 employees of Chevron Philippines Inc. (CPI), marketer of the Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants, united with over 100 town residents and students of San Pascual, Batangas to gather a total of 514 garbage bags’ or 2.5 tons worth of rubbish as a result of the coastal clean-up activity which is part of Chevron’s annual Week of Caring (WOC) activity.

Chevron times its cleanup to coincide with the seasonal nesting of the said turtles at this coastal area, which occurs from September to December each year. As a result, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources has declared the area as a sanctuary for the Olive-Ridley sea turtles.

“These kinds of clean-up activities let us reconnect with the local community and to give back to the environment in the spirit of volunteerism. On top of that, these also motivate our employees to be more socially responsible. We are positive that the sense of fulfillment these activities bring to our people would translate to increased productivity and good performance at work”, shared Peter Morris, CPI Country Chairman.

The annual coastal clean-up is the final activity of the five-day WOC program which this year also included school facilities improvement, road safety education, and art therapy session. This is the ninth edition of the WOC which advocates volunteerism among CPI employees and business partners.

About Chevron Philippines Inc.

Chevron Philippines Inc. has been operating in the country for more than 90 years. Caltex™, its retail brand, offers high quality products and services. There are close to 700 service stations strategically scattered throughout the Philippine archipelago and employees working in several areas of business such as Marketing, Lubricants and Terminal operations. The Chevron products that are available in the Philippines include Caltex with Techron® fuel and Caltex Diesel with Techron®D, Havoline® and Delo® oils. More information on Chevron Philippines Inc. is available at www.caltex.com/ph.

 

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