Genesis Energy is committed to being a good corporate citizen in the communities in which we operate by making positive contributions through local initiatives to deliver meaningful social and economic impact.
Genesis Energy has contributed the following economic benefits to the communities in which we operate:
Investing in the communities in which we work is a mutually beneficial proposition. We focus our donations in four main areas where we believe we will have the most impact: community health and support, childhood education and wellbeing, safety and emergency responder support and environmental conservation. We look for local institutions, programs and projects that:
Community Health and Support
In 2020 we made monetary donations to local food banks to help support our local communities. These donations provided over 100,000 meals across the Gulf Coast and in Wyoming. We provided support to multiple organizations in Wyoming in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, including the Sweetwater Memorial Hospital and Sweetwater County COVID- 19 Emergency Operations Center.
Childhood Education and Wellbeing
We have supported over 1,500 students through donations to Comp-U-Dopt and Junior Achievement in Houston, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Comp-U-Dopt provides computers to disadvantage families in the Houston area, while Junior Achievement helps prepare children to succeed in the global economy. Our donations to Be A Resource for CPS Kids helped provide over 300 holiday gifts in 2020 to children under the care of Child Protective Services in Houston, Texas.
Safety and Emergency Responder Support
We support safety and emergency responders through the United States Coast Guard Foundation and the Seaman’s Church Institute.
We support environmental conservation in Galveston, Texas and throughout the Gulf Coast through Artist Boat and The Conservation Fund. These organizations work to preserve and restore critical environments. Our targeted contributions to the Wyoming Wildlife Foundation have provided for the construction of conservation fencing around our Granger facility to protect and preserve natural habitat. We also support Sweetwater and Green River Ducks Unlimited and the Teton Raptor Center.
We encourage our employees to volunteer and give back to the community by offering company organized opportunities to partner with local charities and programs. While the COVID 19 pandemic hampered our 2020 volunteer efforts, historically our employees have participated in volunteer activities with the Houston Ronald McDonald House and the Houston Food Bank and worked with Be A Resource for CPS Kids to provide holiday gifts to children under the care of Child Protective Services in Houston, Texas.
In Baton Rouge, Louisiana our employees volunteered for the Martin Luther King Day of Service and for Communities Against Drugs and Violence events throughout the year. We also hosted a holiday toy drive that supports families in North Baton Rouge.
Genesis also hosts Earth Day events in Deer Park, Texas and Baton Rouge, Louisiana every year. These events include tree plantings, reforestation projects and park and wetland cleanups.