• ‘CIVIC 50’ A TRIBUTE TO VALERO’S ENDURING COMMUNITY SUPPORT, FITTING HIGHLIGHT OF ITS 40th ANNIVERSARY

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    June 25, 2020

                                                                
     
    FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                     CONTACT:
                                                                            TARYN ROGERS
    Manager, Community Relations and Governmental Affairs     985-764-5731
     
    ‘CIVIC 50’ A TRIBUTE TO VALERO’S ENDURING COMMUNITY SUPPORT, FITTING HIGHLIGHT OF ITS 40th ANNIVERSARY  
    Valero Again One of the Most Community-Minded; Tops in Energy Sector
     
    NORCO, La., June 24, 2020 — In its 40th year of proudly making products essential to everyday life, Valero again was recognized for its vital community commitment by The Civic 50, a list of the 50 most community-minded companies in the United States by Points of Light, the world’s largest organization dedicated to volunteer service.
     
    The honor is a testament to Valero’s continued focus in 2019 on supporting the community and being a good neighbor through volunteerism and charitable giving, a core value that remains unchanged since Valero began in 1980.  
     
    Valero has made The Civic 50 each time since 2013, not long after the list was conceived, and again is the top energy-sector company on the list. The Civic 50 provides a national standard for superior corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to have an impact on their communities.
     
    The recognition follows a year in which Valero’s employees and charitable organizations generated more than $64 million for worthy charities through direct and in-kind donations, fundraising and volunteerism. Notably, support continued in response to COVID-19 with more than $3 million for front-line organizations across the globe.
     
    At the Valero St. Charles Refinery in 2019, employees pledged approximately $785,000 for the United Way, with other fundraising and a company match totaling approximately $1.2 million in contributions. Additionally, Local children’s charities received a total of $800,000 from employees of the Valero St. Charles Refinery who helped raise the funds through the Valero Energy Foundation and the company’s sponsorship of the 2019 Valero Texas Open and Benefit for Children in San Antonio. St. Charles employees also logged approximately more than 6,000 volunteer hours for community projects.
     
     “We are proud to be a part of this honor, and to be a vibrant part of this community,” said Jerry Stumbo, Vice President and General Manager of the Valero St. Charles Refinery. “We will continue our legacy of support through volunteerism, charitable giving and the economic support of being a good employer.”
    About Valero
    Valero Energy Corporation, through its subsidiaries (collectively, “Valero”), is an international manufacturer and marketer of transportation fuels and petrochemical products. Valero is a Fortune 50 company based in San Antonio, Texas, and it operates 15 petroleum refineries with a combined throughput capacity of approximately 3.2 million barrels per day and 14 ethanol plants with a combined production capacity of 1.73 billion gallons per year. The petroleum refineries are located in the United States, Canada and the United Kingdom, and the ethanol plants are located in the Mid-Continent region of the U.S. Valero also is a joint venture partner in Diamond Green Diesel, which operates a renewable diesel plant in Norco, Louisiana. Diamond Green Diesel is North America’s largest biomass-based diesel plant. Valero sells its products in the wholesale rack or bulk markets in the U.S., Canada, the U.K., Ireland and Latin America. Approximately 7,000 outlets carry Valero’s brand names. Please visit www.valero.com for more information.



     
    Contact:
    Taryn Rogers, Community Relations Specialist
    (985) 764-5731