It’s no secret that Chevron Philippines Inc, marketer of Caltex fuels and lubricants in the country, has a terminal in the town of San Pascual in Batangas. Yet while it maintains this facility, the company has also been doing its bid to preserve the cleanliness of the environment. This can be seen in its annual Coastal Cleanup Drive, the latest of which was held recently.
The activity, which began in 2007, has been helping the coastal town keep its only shoreline clean and free of trash and other pollutants. This year alone, CPI volunteer employees, together with San Pascual Central School teachers, and San Pascual Baylon barangay officials were able to collect around 1.47 tons of waste—equivalent to around 400 trash bags.
Besides keeping the coastline clean, the effort has been helpful in preserving the Olive-Ridley sea turtles. CPI makes it a point to conduct its cleanup activities during breeding season. This has been proven to increase the number of sea turtles over the years.
Moreover, the Department of Environment and Natural Resources—Protected Areas and Wildlife Bureau has been educating CPI Terminal personnel and other stakeholders about how to preserve and care for the Olive-Ridley sea turtles. It even officially named the coastline area as the Olive-Ridley Sea Turtle Nesting Grounds in 2014.
The yearly coastal cleanup drive is just one of the Corporate Social Responsibility activities conducted by Chevron in its bid to push for a clean and environmentally-sound future for our nation.