Commitment to Our Community
The Shell Puget Sound Refinery is more than an oil refinery – it's a place where generations of area residents have found jobs, built careers, supported families and improved their communities. Woven into the fabric of everyday life in Skagit County, we are committed to powering progress in the communities our employees and contractors call home.
Shell's Puget Sound Refinery is committed to powering progress in the communities near where it operates. Over the last three years, employees gave nearly 14,000 hours of volunteer service. In 2018, our employees and Shell combined to donate nearly $1 million in Shell grants and sponsorships, employee contributions and corporate matches back to the community. The site's social investment program priority funding areas feature STEM education and workforce development, environmental conservation and public safety. The refinery’s annual Fueling Education Fun Run 5K has raised more than $220,000 for Anacortes schools in just five years. In addition, Shell has contributed $500,000 over the last two years to the National Fish & Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) in support of killer whale research and habitat conservation.
Shell is proud to support dozens of local non-profits, including the Anacortes Community Forest Lands, Padilla Bay Foundation, Skagit Land Trust, American Red Cross, United Way of Skagit County, Boys & Girls Club of Skagit County, Anacortes Schools Foundation, Skagit Valley College, Bellingham Technical College, the Anacortes and La Conner Rotary clubs, as well as business organizations like local Chambers of Commerce and the Economic Development Association of Skagit County.
Shell’s Puget Sound Refinery provides over 10% of all taxes paid to the Anacortes School District, and it produces about ¼ of the Pacific Northwest’s fuel.
- Making Waves: Nonprofit Turns Plastic Waste into Prosthetic Limbs
- Helping Hands Feed the Community
- Passion Never Rests: Leadership Skagit Develops Community Champions
- Shell Proudly Fuels Life in the Pacific Northwest
- Refinery Employees Share Passion for Giving Back
- National Fish & Wildlife Foundation Launches Killer Whale Conservation Program with Shell and Partners
- Dream Big: Early Learning in Skagit County, WA
- Ready to Fuel Education?
- On the Run: Reliability Manager Circumnavigates Whidbey Island
- Shell Partners with B&G Club to Spark STEM Interest
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