Petron Foundation, Inc.

Our Promise to FUEL HOPE

As the country’s leading oil refining and marketing company, we continuously aspire to be socially responsible corporate citizens. Thus, we integrate sustainability and corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs into every aspect of our business.

Through Petron Foundation Inc. (PFI), our CSR arm, we fuel various initiatives that address national concerns in essential areas such as education, environment, health and human services, livelihood and other advocacies in partnership with the communities, local and national government units, like-minded organizations, and our employee-volunteers.

Ultimately, our goal is to contribute to a brighter future for Filipinos by fueling H.O.P.E. (Helping the Filipino Children and Youth Overcome Poverty through Education).

iFUEL the Environment

iFUEL  Health

Waterways Adopted

Terminals adhere to International Environmental Standards

More than 25,000 patients served at our Bataan and Pandacan Community Health Centers

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Petron Terminals with Environment Programs

iFUEL Communities

Beneficiaries under the Livelihood program in Bataan and Rosario, Cavite

Length of Coastlines cleaned from coastal cleanup activities

Nearly 1,000,000 mangrove propagules and seedlings planted since 2002

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Petron Terminals undertaking social development initiatives

iFuel knowledge

Scholars

Petron Schools Nationwide

Classrooms Refurbished

iFUEL the Environment

Waterways Adopted

Terminals adhere to International Environmental Standards

%

Petron Terminals with Environment Programs

Length of Coastlines cleaned from coastal cleanup activities

Nearly 1,000,000 mangrove propagules and seedlings planted since 2002

iFUEL  Health

More than 25,000 patients served at our Bataan and Pandacan Community Health Centers

iFUEL Communities

Beneficiaries under the Livelihood program in Bataan and Rosario, Cavite

%

Petron Terminals undertaking social development initiatives

iFuel knowledge

Scholars

Petron Schools Nationwide

Classrooms Refurbished

iFUEL Knowledge

Tulong Aral ng Petron is a long-term and strategic initiative that helps send underprivileged children to school, keep them there, and eventually employ those at the top of their batch to complete the program’s vision of fueling H.O.P.E.

We started Tulong Aral in 2002 to give scholars the opportunity to complete elementary education. It has since provided scholarships to over 16,000 elementary, high school and college.

1. Tulong Aral Ng Petron

In partnership with the Department of Social Welfare and Development (“DSWD”), the Department of Education (“DepEd”) the Philippine Business for Social Progress and the World Vision Development Foundation, the Company continued its Tulong Aral ng Petron (“Tulong Aral”), a long-term, strategic initiative that helps send poor children to school, keep them there and make sure they learn. Tulong Aral has scholarship programs for elementary, high school and college students.

At the end of 2017, Tulong Aral ng Petron had a total of 15,874 scholars in our host communities around the Philippines.

The scholars continue to enjoy the benefits of Petron’s send-a-child to school program, including the provision of books, school supplies, shoes and uniforms; daily meal allowances for children, as well as capability building and livelihood programs for parents.

Since we graduated our first batch of college scholars in 2017, we’ve employed four TAP graduates into Petron.

2. Tulong Aral High School Scholarship

Petron is supporting the education of its top Tulong Aral elementary graduates through secondary school under the Tulong Aral High School Scholarship Program, a partnership among DepEd and DSWD.

The program is being implemented for Petron by the Philippine Business for Social Progress (PBSP), with the Philippine Psychology and Research Training House providing the research and training component.

To further their scholars’ development, PFI and PBSP conduct a series of one-day leadership and life skills workshop “The Best U Can Be” to better prepare them for their graduation from high school. Employee volunteers from Petron help facilitate the learning sessions.

3. Tulong Aral College Scholarship

Through the Tulong Aral College Scholarship, Petron provides scholarship slots to its scholars who want to pursue a degree in Engineering, a Bachelor’s degree in a four-year course relevant to Petron’s business, and a Technical/Vocational course for Tulong Aral seniors who qualify in the schools’ admissions procedures.

We see this as the next step in our road map for an integrated poverty alleviation strategy, with the college scholars eventually earning an opportunity to be employed in Petron.

4. Petron Schools

With a dearth of classrooms in the country, we build Petron schools to give children access to venues for learning, especially in the most remote areas in the Philippines. Starting in 2002, we have put up and inaugurated over 100 Petron schools throughout the country.

We also turned over three (3) Silid Pangarap school buildings for the pre-school and kindergarten level in partnership with AGAPP (Aklat, Gabay, Aruga Tungo sa Pag-angat at Pag-asa) Foundation and San Miguel Foundation. These classrooms also serve as mini-libraries. Since 2011, Petron have so far funded and turned over 22 schools or 44 classrooms in Bataan, Samar, Cavite, Cebu, Negros Oriental, Leyte, Roxas and some parts of Mindanao.

5. Brigada Eskwela

Petron remains a consistent supporter of the annual Brigada Eskwela or National Schools Maintenance Program by DepEd. We continue to engage employee volunteers and business partners to help repair, refurbish, and rehabilitate public schools within their areas of operation.

7. Youth Entrepreneurship

Through the Youth in Entrepreneurship and Leadership Development or YIELD program, third year students of Muntinlupa Business High School (MBHS) undertake a 240-hour on-the-job training at Petron service stations. Their training includes learning the ropes in operations at the back office, as well as the rudiments of food service and business in the service station locators. Their knowledge is enhanced by skills and values learned from weekly reflection sessions conducted among their fellow trainees. Since 2006, YIELD has produced over 1,200 graduates from 11 batches.

8. Petron ACE

Together with National Sales Division, PFI established the Petron Automotive Care Education (ACE). This program will provide free automotive servicing NC-II technical-vocational education to deserving scholars at the Guzman College of Science and Technology. Once they graduate and get TESDA certified, they will be hired to work in Petron Car Care Centers. An initial 15 scholars qualified for the first year of the program.

Read our top scholar’s success story here.

iFUEL the Environment

Petron recognizes that environmental stewardship is a fundamental task in mitigating the impact of its operations over the long term.

1. Bataan Integrated Coastal Management Program

In 2015, Petron sustained its leadership role in the implementation of the Bataan Integrated Coastal Management Program (BICMP), a partnership with the Provincial Government of Bataan and the United Nations Development Programme’s Partnerships on Environmental Management for the Seas of East Asia or PEMSEA. Its activities included guiding Bataan’s local government units in developing and implementing their respective zoning plans in accordance with the Bataan Coastal Land and Sea Use Zoning Plan and the Bataan Sustainable Development Strategy. One of the highlights for this year was the completion of the State of the Coasts (SoC) Report for the province of Bataan, with the support of the PEMSEA Resource Facility. The SoC reporting system is a tool that local governments can use in the monitoring, evaluation and reporting of their ICM programs. This provides baseline conditions and priorities to be addressed in an ICM program, and helps LGUs to measure and report progress and impacts of their ICM implementation.

Also in Bataan, Petron partnered with the Provincial Government, Municipal Government of Limay, PENRO-Bataan, And People’s Organizations SAMASAKA (Samahang Magsasaka Sa Kagubatan Ng Limay, Bataan, Inc.) and AFPAI (Alangan Farmers Producers Association, Inc.) to reforest a total of 300 hectares to protect the watershed of Limay. Through this and along with other tree and mangrove planting activities conducted by Petron Operations personnel nationwide throughout 2015, Petron remained active in its support to DENR’s goal of planting 1.5 billion trees from 2011 to 2016 under the National Greening Program.

2. Waterways Management Programs

Petron’s success in Bataan has been replicated in Boracay, the Philippines’ premier tourist destination.

Petron and San Miguel Corporation (SMC), in partnership with the Province of Aklan, the Municipality of Malay, and Boracay Foundation, Inc. (BFI) launched the Boracay Beach Management Program (BBMP) on September 25, 2010. Together, we proactively take part in preserving the island’s pristine natural environment.

BBMP focuses on seven priority programs that address the critical needs of the island: water and waste water management; hazard prevention; coastal resource management; watershed management; solid waste management; effective governance; and information, education and communication. It has since been institutionalized by the Sangguniang Bayan of Malay through S.B. Resolution No. 023 “Adopting the Boracay Beach Management Program of the Local Government.”

PFI also partnered with the Department of Environment and Natural Resources (DENR) and City Government of Marikina, Petron supports the Adopt-An-Estero/River Program for the Marikina River and the National Greening Program.

Through this program, we undertake environmental improvement on vital water tributaries leading up to Marikina River, starting with the four-kilometer Concepcion Creek. The program provides for two major components: engineering (through the dredging of these creeks and the rehabilitation of their banks and easements) and community engagement (through information and education campaigns, community mobilization activities, and trainings for concerned stakeholders in support of the program).

Our participation in the Adopt-An-Estero program, as well as in the government’s National Greening Program, is nationwide in scope. Petron employees and partners in all its facilities nationwide commit to undertaking activities in their respective locations to clean up the rivers and their tributaries and contribute to the program’s goal of planting 1.5 billion trees from 2011 to 2016.

Beyond this, we regularly lead coastal cleanups, tree and mangrove planting, localized Earth Hour activities, environmental awareness programs and other nature-friendly initiatives in our depots across the country.

3. Puno ng Buhay Program

PFI has been planting trees and mangrove propagules through its terminals and members of the Volunteers In Action (VIA) program annually, since the early 90’s. While forest degradation is still rampant around the country, PFI decided to focus on a new CSR environment program as it partnered with government and communities on mangrove conservation and restoration efforts through the “Puno ng Buhay Program.”

Launched in November 2016 with the aim to rehabilitate decimated mangrove sites by training coastal residents and mangrove users within Petron’s communities, the program also aims to increase their knowledge and technical skills about mangrove management and conservation. This includes proper site identification, mangrove planting and conservation techniques, as well as effective protection procedures to enhance the mangrove’s sustainability.  Coastal communities are mobilized to implement the program, with the Local Government Unit (LGU) overseeing the whole program implementation with the support of Petron and the DENR. As an incentive, Puno ng Buhay also provides an additional source of livelihood for residents of coastal areas.

The program piloted in Anibong, Tacloban City, where 7,500 mangrove propagules were successfully planted in the proposed 3-hectare mangrove site. Due to the pilot’s success, Petron adopted 25 hectares of mangrove forest in Ivisan, Capiz with hopes to expand our project in other regions as well. As of March 2018, 20,000 Avicennia marina propagules have been planted in our adopted 10-hectare mangrove forest in Bgy. Agustin Navarra, Capiz.

Petron has also trained its communities to help our partners monitor and measure each forests’ carbon capture to help them appreciate the importance of reforestation and its role in reversing climate change. Based on the latest records from our carbon capture measurements, the results show that the Tacloban mangrove forest can capture up to 14 tons of carbon per hectare, and our site in Ivisan can potentially capture up to 80 tons of carbon per hectare.

The program is set to expand to more Petron communities nationwide.

Volunteerism

Our Volunteers in Action  (VIA) program is the lifeblood of our CSR and Sustainability programs. Through VIA, 100% of our employees across the Petron family are actively engaged in giving hope to others.

We strongly believe in fostering a culture of volunteerism to anchor our vision for a better nation. This is our way of giving back to our communities.

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