PBF Energy is committed to being a positive influence in the communities in which our facilities are located. We also recognize that we must earn the right to operate in each of our host communities, which requires that we maintain safe, secure, reliable, and environmentally responsible operations.
Our commitment starts with our professional, well-trained and qualified workforce; reinforced by strong safety, reliability, security, and risk management programs. In addition, we invest in environmentally responsible technologies that lower plant emissions and enable us to refine cleaner-burning products that help fuel regional economies, which are also strengthened by the jobs we provide and the services and materials we purchase, along with the taxes we pay to host communities and others.
Our refineries sponsor numerous outreach activities and participate in Community Advisory Panels (CAP) that typically involve a cross-section of local stakeholders, such as fenceline neighbors, emergency responders, educators, health care professionals, senior citizens, neighborhood association representatives, public officials, and others with an interest in refinery operations, as well as Company representatives.
CAPs provide community members with the opportunity to discuss issues of mutual interest with refinery management and technical experts in regularly-scheduled forums. They then bring that information back to their respective community groups. By promoting this two-way dialogue, CAPs serve to build relationships and credibility, and establish trust between PBF and our neighbors.
PBF Energy also builds relationships in our host communities by sponsoring programs based on employee volunteerism, philanthropy, and environmental stewardship. These typically include youth, schools, arts, culture, or civic programs, as well as providing social services for our neighbors in need.
Employing a well-trained and qualified workforce. Maintaining a safe workplace and secure facilities with reliable and environmentally responsible operations. Manufacturing cleaner-burning fuels. Hosting CAPs. Sponsoring charitable, volunteer, and philanthropic programs. Being a positive influence. Earning the right to operate…
These and other initiatives show that PBF Energy is committed to being a responsible corporate neighbor in the communities that host our refineries and other facilities.