Building True Partnerships Between Community and Industry

Tuesday, September 24, 2019 – Plant Outreach to Community

The Community Relations Programs of PCAC Plants

Pasadena Citizens’ Advisory Council (PCAC) has been providing a forum for community dialogue with managers of the major petrochemical and related facilities in Pasadena since its first meeting in January 1991. PCAC addresses issues related to industry by having plants provide updates on their safety and environmental performance at each meeting, with annual reports of data on plant emissions and the safety of employees and contractors working at PCAC plants, and by featuring presentations and discussion on major topics like air quality or hazardous material transportation. PCAC is not the forum for seeking support for the good-deeds efforts of member plants, PCAC members do encourage plants to assist the community with “time, treasure, and talent.”

Periodically, PCAC community members ask the plant members to share highlights of some of the work they do to improve the Pasadena community. Listed below is just one of the community outreach programs and projects listed by each plant at the September 2019 meeting on the community relations programs of PCAC plants:

  • Afton/Ethyl – sponsored Galveston Bay Foundation’s Bay Day
  • Air Products – sponsored East Harris County Juneteenth Prayer Breakfast
  • Albemarle – partnered with their La Porte plant to build a Habitat for Humanity house
  • Chevron Phillips Chemical – title sponsor of Pasadena’s Team Up to Clean Up initiative
  • Chevron Pasadena Refinery – participated in the Pasadena ISD/City of Pasadena “Fill the Bus” campaign
  • Enterprise Products – assist Habitat for Humanity
  • Evonik – donated to Pasadena Can Do Food Drive
  • Gulf Coast Authority – provides leadership to Trash Bash and coordination of Sims Bayou site
  • INEOS Phenol – support McDonald’s Invitational Basketball Tournament
  • Kinder Morgan—works through Kinder Morgan Foundation on programs promoting academic and artistic interests of young people in towns where they operate
  • LyondellBasell Houston Refinery – 150 employees take part in Pen Pal program with 150 Richey Elementary students
  • OxyVinyls Pasadena Plant – support United Way
  • PCI Nitrogen – bought care items for Mothers of Military Deployed Overseas
  • Sekisui – have a science experiment booth at the Pasadena Safety Fair and Hurricane Workshop