Fueling the Pacific Northwest
Located about 70 miles north of Seattle on the picturesque Puget Sound, our Anacortes Refinery has been fueling the Pacific Northwest for more than 60 years. With 390 full-time employees, the refinery has a total crude-oil capacity of 120,000 barrels per day (bpd), and primarily supplies gasoline, jet fuel and diesel fuel to markets in Washington and Oregon. At our Anacortes Refinery – and everywhere we do business – we continually evaluate and invest in technologies and systems to support safe, reliable and clean operations. Tesoro values the refinery’s longstanding relationship with the Anacortes community and we’re proud of the part we play in keeping America moving.
Tesoro respects the right to peaceful assembly and we expect that any demonstrations will be conducted in a legal manner that respects our right to operate, so we can continue to provide fuel for the region. Our top priority is the safety and security of our employees, the general public and the safe operation of our refinery.
How We Do Business
At Tesoro, we act individually and collectively with the highest level of integrity and we are steadfast in our commitment to safety, health and the environment. We are committed to doing business in a way that maximizes the mutual value created between the company and our stakeholders, which include the local community and environment.
Tesoro operates in environmentally sensitive and diverse locations that have varying and complex regulations. We take our role as environmental stewards seriously and are dedicated to operating in a responsible manner. We work tirelessly to improve and strengthen our procedures, programs, tools and systems to mitigate risks and advance our environmental performance. At Anacortes, we have regionally appropriate goals and performance targets that comply with federal, state and local laws. We engage regularly with stakeholders and hold ourselves accountable to being a trusted and valued business partner, and a good corporate citizen.
At Tesoro, safety is a core value and is evident in everything we do. Within the refinery we have proactive and progressive personal safety and process safety programs. By offering the right training, tools and work environment, we provide employees with the opportunity to be safe and successful every day. We are committed to fostering a safety culture at all levels of management and among all employees in which personnel are committed to their own safety and to each other’s safety.
Tesoro values our longstanding relationship with the Anacortes community. We take pride in supporting the long-term success of the region through family-wage employment, indirect job creation, tax revenue, and community investment. Tesoro employees are highly active in the community and we seek to support their endeavors with additional programs that match employee giving and volunteerism.
We value the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of others and are committed to collaborating with our stakeholders to create cleaner, safer, well-educated communities where we operate. Tesoro strategically invests in support of STEM education, public safety, environmental conservation and sustainability, and local charitable needs.
Tesoro Foundation pledges $390,000 for Boys & Girls Club STEM programs
Tesoro committed to fund $130,000 per year for the next three years to enable the Skagit Boys and Girls Club to provide new equipment and resources for its afterschool STEM programs. This grant will also fund a full-time staff member who will create thought-provoking STEM programs and activities. The new staff member will train and coach club staff who will be tasked with engaging the students in the new program.
Tesoro Foundation funds critical safety upgrades at Camp Horizon
Camp Horizon is a summer camp for persons with developmental disabilities. The campers mostly are ages 18 and older and come from Western Washington, British Columbia and a few from out of Washington State. An inspection by the local Fire Marshall identified 72 windows that needed to be replaced to provide adequate egress for campers before they would be allowed to open for the season. With only a short timeline to raise the funds necessary for the repairs and have them installed, the Camp Horizon Foundation put the word out to their friends and supporters. Fortunately, a Tesoro employee who is a long-time supporter of the camp raised the issue with his co-workers at the refinery. After a few calls and discussions, the Tesoro Foundation was able to pledge the final $13,000.00 needed to get the job done.
Supporting ecosystem restoration with the Whatcom County Shoreline and Stream Stewards Program
Tesoro provided a $10,000 grant to help the Nooksack Salmon Enhancement Association (NSEA) identify degraded marine shorelines and riparian areas along salmon-bearing streams that are suitable for restoration. Restoration and planting plans will be developed for each of the identified areas. The NSEA then works with the community to organize work parties that can provide the time and energy to complete the habitat restoration work. This work includes removal of invasive species, planting of native trees and shrubs, and mulching and other maintenance to support plant survival.
Tesoro has a lot of sportsman and conservation-minded employees who volunteer their time and resources to ensure Skagit and the surrounding counties natural resources are protected and preserved. We’re proud to support the valuable work being performed by the great folks at the NSEA.