Chevron Philippines (CPI), local marketer of Caltex brand of fuels and lubricants announced on Tuesday, the results of its recent coastal cleanup efforts as part of the company’s annual Week of Caring (WOC) activity in San Pascual, Batangas.
CPI said about 200 of its employees united with over 100 town residents and students of the town to gather a total of 514 garbage bags or 2.5 tons worth of rubbish.
CPI scheduled its cleanup activity to coincide with the seasonal nesting of the endangered Olive-Ridley sea turtles in this coastal area, which occurs from September to December each year.
The Department of Environment and Natural Resources has declared the area as a sanctuary for the said 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,” said Peter Morris, CPI Country Chairman.
“We are positive that the sense of fulfillment these activities bring to our people would translate to increased productivity and good performance at work,” Morris said.
The annual coastal clean-up is the final activity of Chevron’s five-day WOC program.
This year, the activity also included school facilities improvement, road safety education, and art therapy session.
Cheveron said this is the 9th edition of the WOC which advocates volunteerism among CPI employees and its partners.