Valero Energy recognizes that a socially responsible company must take an active part in developing vibrant and thriving communities. By doing so, Valero commits to maintaining sustainable and constructive relationships with various actors in communities in Canada where it is active, particularly through its five liaison committees and its Social Investment and Community Engagement Program.
Valero Energy helps nearby organizations and causes that help improve the quality of life of citizens and make a real difference by providing support that meets the needs and issues of society.
Refer to the Social Investment Program to learn more about the Valero Donation and Sponsorship Program and the procedure to make a financial support application.
Energy Valero Foundation of Canada
Valero Energy believes in supporting the people and organizations that help make our communities better places to live. Through the Valero Energy Foundation of Canada, the company supports various organizations that create and enhance conditions conducive to academic success and help children from underprivileged areas.
Since 2004, more than $ 6 million has been redistributed to local organizations thanks to the generosity of Valero's community of business partners gathered for the traditional Golf Classic of our foundation.
20 Years of Solidarity with the United Way of Canada
In Canada, Valero Energy Inc. has been a proud partner of United Way for over 20 years. Every year, the vast majority of its some 600 employees mobilize and renew their commitment to this flagship organization.
By subscribing to the source donations program and by taking part in the various fundraising activities that the Volunteer Committee organizes during the annual campaign, Valero employees have demonstrated their unyielding support for the mission of United Way, which deploys and coordinates essential resources to support an extensive network of community organizations in various regions.
Thanks to employees' contributions which are matched up to 75% by Valero Energy Inc, close to $4 million has been paid out to six of United Way's regional organizations between 2015 and 2020. Building communities in which people help one another to contribute to the good life locally is an inspiring vision that Valero fully subscribes to.
In addition to supporting multiple causes and community organizations, Valero Energy encourages its employees' volunteer efforts in the community.
Valero Energy also supports organizations that engage the generosity of its employees through its Commitment Guide. Up to 75% of individual employee and retiree donations can be matched by Valero Energy, to a maximum of $1,000 per year, per person.
To learn more about Valero Energy's commitment to communities, see our lates Stewardship and Responsability Report.