Findlay, Ohio,
12:59 PM

Four ways MPC's Marketing organization made the world a better place

I am proud to lead a company of people who are so dedicated to their jobs and their society that they go above and beyond the call of duty.
President and CEO Gary R. Heminger

Marathon Petroleum Corporation’s (MPC’s) Marketing organization won this year’s Corporate Organizations Recognizing Excellence (CORE) Values Award. The award is similar the company’s President’s Award for Responsible Care® in that it recognizes company organizations that have demonstrated a strong commitment to the company’s values of health and safety, environmental stewardship, integrity, corporate citizenship and an inclusive culture.

Marketing used a strategic direction statement to get the organization’s momentum going, which then translated into individual initiatives and activities.

  1. Despite more than 480,000 exposure hours, and driving about 2 million miles per year, Marketing had only two on-road preventable incidents and no Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injuries. Marketing fosters a pervasive awareness of safety, as employees complete two behavior-based safety observations each month, for a total of more than 5,400 last year. They also emphasize safe driving, with Smith System driver training, awareness programs, and near-miss reporting.
  2. From an environmental standpoint, Marketing finished the year with zero Tier 3 or 4 Designated Environmental Incidents (DEIs). While Marketing isn’t typically an operations organization, it owned or leased 60 brand retail locations as a result of MPC’s acquisition of Hess retail operations, so they did have to manage for potential DEIs. Marketing also partnered with a waste management company to evaluate how to improve the efficiency of the Marathon Classic Golf Tournament.
  3. When it comes to community involvement, Marketing’s Committed Corporate Citizens team coordinated events throughout the year. Their many fundraising and volunteering efforts amounted to almost 2,300 volunteer hours in the 10 states where they operate.
  4. Marketing also took diversity and inclusion seriously, achieving high participation in last year’s Diversity and Inclusion Week at MPC headquarters in Findlay, Ohio, by planning “viewing parties” for employees in other locations. Marketing not only promoted awareness of age, race, religion and other traditional areas of diversity, but also non-traditional diversity, such as generational and cultural differences, introversion, and more.

In addition to Marketing’s winning accomplishments, two other MPC organizations won special recognitions. Treasury, Tax and Internal Auditing won Initiative of the Year for their Feed the Hungry program, which helped many families in need in the Findlay area. Supply, Distribution and Planning earned recognition for their outstanding community outreach efforts, as they made a concentrated effort to meaningfully contribute to the Court Appointed Special Advocates and Guardian ad Litem programs in Hancock County, Ohio. In doing so, they gave a voice to some of our society’s most vulnerable children.

“We provide the fuel and other products that empower people to live better lives, and adhering to our values while we do our jobs well adds tremendous value to our society,” said MPC President and CEO Gary R. Heminger. “I am proud to lead a company of people who are so dedicated to their jobs and their society that they go above and beyond the call of duty. The President’s Award and CORE Values Award are evidence of this work ethic.”