Responsible Care embodies our commitment to continual improvement
"Marathon Petroleum Corporation is the only petroleum refiner in the U.S. that has chosen to adhere to the rigorous requirements of Responsible Care,” says Sabrina Wilkin, MPC’s Responsible Care® coordinator. “Throughout our more than 125-year history, we have had a strong commitment to improving our health, environment, safety, security and community involvement, and this has given us a comprehensive management system to help further that.”
Responsible Care is the American Chemistry Council’s global certification initiative that helps MPC achieve repeatable, effective and sustainable processes. Since joining Responsible Care in 2002, we have reduced our Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) recordable injury rate by more than 75 percent and also reduced waste-generation and emissions significantly.*
A key part of the Responsible Care Management System is mandatory certification by an independent, accredited auditor. All companies taking part in Responsible Care in the U.S. undergo headquarters and facility audits to ensure they have structures and systems in place to measure, manage and verify their performance.
“As the Corporate Responsible Care coordinator, I have the opportunity to see how the management system works corporation-wide,” says Wilkin. “Responsible Care isn’t a program imposed on our day-to-day activities – it’s completely integrated into everything we do, from the earliest planning stages to the most mature projects and processes.”
*This includes six of MPC’s seven refineries; we exclude the Galveston Bay refinery and Cincinnati Renewable Fuels from this total, as they are newly acquired and are working toward Responsible Care certification.
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