3 wonderful ways TT&R made the world a better place
Across all Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC’s) operations, we are working hard to seize opportunities afforded by the petroleum industry’s resurgence. We are expanding our retail operations and midstream business while also executing projects to enhance margins at our refineries. Even as we dedicate ourselves to this work, it’s clear that our commitment to living our values is stronger than ever.
President’s Award for Responsible Care®
As a company that voluntarily adheres to the American Chemistry Council’s Responsible Care requirements, we are committed to continually improving. This raises the bar every year, which is one of the factors that makes the President’s Award the company’s most prestigious. This year’s winner is Terminal, Transport & Rail (TT&R) and here are three reasons they earned it for their 2014 performance.
1. Improved safety record
This is the first time TT&R has earned the President’s Award. They achieved an OSHA recordable incident rate of 0.58, which is part of a years-long, 60 percent decline in TT&R’s injury rate from 2010 through last year. In fact, when compared with their industry counterparts, TT&R is almost 10 times safer than the industry average. TT&R’s safety performance is due to comprehensive risk-reduction programs across their operating and support groups, behavior-based safety, contractor safety engagement, and a focus on leading indicators like near-misses and safety suggestions.
TT&R also performed well in process safety, one of the most critical areas of focus for our industry. They voluntarily implement Process Safety Management standards at facilities that are not required to do so, and as a result saw notable improvement. Last year, TT&R incurred only two process safety events across their dozens of facilities.
2. Improved environmental record
From an environmental standpoint, TT&R enhanced their performance with a strong focus on environmental compliance programs, training and risk management. They finished 2014 with zero Tier 4 designated environmental incidents, and only two Tier 3s, the second consecutive year of such outstanding performance. They also continued to reduce their emissions while meeting or exceeding the many standards they are required to meet in the 17 states and 57 counties and municipalities where they operate.
3. Amazing community involvement
TT&R also was a good neighbor in the broad geographic area in which it operates, positively affecting almost 90 communities. Last year, TT&R employees participated in more than 250 community events and exceeded by more than 30 percent their goal of 5,000 community service hours.
In addition to the President’s Award, the evaluation committee recognized other finalists’ achievements. MPC's refineries in Robinson, Ill., and Catlettsburg, Ky., won the Sustained Excellence Award for having been finalists for at least three consecutive years. Catlettsburg was a Sustained Excellence winner last year, and Robinson was last year’s President’s Award winner.
MPC's refinery in Garyville, La., won the Spirit of Responsible Care Award for its employees’ and contractors’ outstanding efforts to safely repair refinery units affected by a tornado last year, while MPC's refinery in Detroit, Mich., received a special mention for its efforts to enhance local hiring.