At Tesoro, safety is our top priority. We are committed to operating our refineries, pipelines, retail stations and other facilities in a manner that promotes the health and safety of our employees and customers and are focused on making our communities stronger, safer places to live, work and play.
We provide funding, equipment and support to first responders, government agencies and community-based organizations to increase the overall safety of the communities where Tesoro operates. Preference is given to projects and organizations that help communities better prepare for, mitigate the risks of and respond to disasters, hazards and emergencies.
Tesoro in Action
Tesoro community investments in Public Safety initiatives are making an impact. Here are some examples:
American Red Cross (Northwest Washington)
In 2014, the Tesoro Foundation awarded the Red Cross a four-year, $250,000 grant to purchase, equip and deploy a new generation emergency response vehicle (ERV). ERVs are the backbone of the Red Cross’ disaster relief delivery system and are instrumental in almost every phase of disaster response. Currently, more than half of the Red Cross’ 320 ERVs are over 10 years old, the oldest of which have been in service for the past 18 years. With disasters increasing in frequency and intensity, the Red Cross is needed more than ever before. The Tesoro-funded ERVs will be deployed in Washington where, in 2013, the Red Cross responded to more than 1,000 emergencies and disasters.
California State Lands Commission (Statewide)
California State Lands Commission provides stewardship of the lands, waterways and resources entrusted to its care through economic development, protection, preservation and restoration. In 2014, the State Lands Commission will host the eleventh biennial conference, Prevention First 2014: An Onshore and Offshore Pollution Prevention Symposium & Technology Exhibition. The event is attended by 400 representatives from both private industry and the public sector and features breakout sessions and exhibits on marine and pipeline safety, pollution prevention and more. Tesoro is proud to be a title sponsor of Prevention First 2014.