Raising the Bar

Valero Port Arthur volunteers in community garden

The Civic 50 provides a framework for good corporate citizenship and showcases how companies can use their time, skills and other resources to improve the quality of life in their communities. Winners are public and private companies with U.S. operations and revenues of $1 billion or more. 

Selection is based on four dimensions:

  • Investment - of company resources and leadership
  • Integration - of community engagement and social impact programs
  • Institutionalization - organizational policies and systems that support engagement
  • Impact - how the impact is measured
Valero Employees Donate to San Antonio Food Bank

Valero's success:

  • Approximately 150,000 employee volunteer hours 
  • Hundreds of community projects
  • $3.8 million saved out-of-pocket costs for nonprofits
  • $64.2 million total generated for charities through direct or in-kind donations, fundraising and value of volunteer hours

The driving force of Valero’s leadership is our emphasis on being a good neighbor by sharing our success with the communities where we live and work. Through volunteerism, charitable giving and the economic support an outstanding employer, we’re committed to improving the quality of life wherever we have major operations. 

“We are proud to once again be recognized on this prestigious list of the top companies in the U.S. for community engagement, and especially as the leader in our industry.”

Joe Gorder Valero Chairman and CEO

‘Civic 50’ a Tribute to Valero’s Enduring Community Support

In 2019 Valero was recognized again 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.