Many of the 700 Refinery employees (and hundreds of retired employees) live in the local area, and participate in a multitude of civic, social, church, and school organizations.
In addition, they donate thousands of dollars and many volunteer hours each year to organizations in the Martinez-Contra Costa County area. We give our employees up to 18 hours of their work time for community service and ask that each department complete a community project each year.
It is not uncommon for Shell Martinez Refinery employees to complete over 50 community service projects in a year. They range from painting the Martinez Library to building picnic tables at the waterfront, and wiring computers in the schools. The Shell/Martinez Education Foundation Run/Walk for Education and the Martinez Community Appreciation Day are two of our signature events.
As a corporate citizen, Shell's Martinez Refinery takes an active interest in the area that gives it its name.
Our community involvement also includes participating each year in numerous cultural and civic programs. Tours of the Refinery, films, speakers, and other educational resources are offered to area schools, and the Refinery contributes to many area charities and nonprofit organizations. Shell's Social Investment program has invested millions of dollars back into the community.