Article Nov. 28, 2018
Supporting the community in Thailand
ExxonMobil collaborates with governments and other stakeholders to invest in community development programs that help build and sustain economic growth, while also improving social conditions. We work with stakeholders to ensure that our efforts are tailored to address national priorities and community needs, such as access to skills training and health care, support for disaster relief, education initiatives and economic development. In Thailand, our corporate citizenship program focuses on education, health, local community development, road safety, environmental conservation and the arts. In recognition of Esso Thailand’s commitment to corporate citizenship, the company received the Royal Insignia (Garuda emblem) in 1998 from the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej.
Article Nov. 28, 2018
Supporting the community in Thailand
Education is the key to national development and economic growth.
Vocational Science Project Contest
To drive STEM education among vocational schools, Esso has supported the Vocational Science Project Contest since 1991 in partnership with the Office of Vocational Education Commission and the Science Society of Thailand under the patronage of His Majesty the King.
Esso-Rattanakosin Bicentennial Scholarships
Higher education and developing the next generation of scientists and engineers is critical to help secure energy in today's highly competitive and technology-driven world. Esso and the Office of the Higher Education Commission established the Esso-Rattanakosin Bicentennial Fund in 1982. Every year since, the company has supported the fund, as well as a scholarship program.
Proper equipment plays an important role in keeping communities healthy.
Thai Red Cross Society donations
Esso has donated refrigerated blood delivery vans to the National Blood Center of the Thai Red Cross Society. Well-equipped blood delivery vans enhance facilitation and timeliness of blood deliveries from mobile blood donation units to the National Blood Center.
Local community development
Collaborating with host communities helps build and sustain socioeconomic growth.
Women’s Skill Enhancement Center in Laem Chabang
The center was established to enhance the potential of local women and advance their economic opportunities. It serves as a training, marketing and selling hub, as well as provides activities for resource and product assessment and professional skill training and counseling on marketing strategies, packaging design, local materials sourcing and distribution channels. The center is managed by a committee appointed from the 10 communities located near the Esso Sriracha Refinery.
Electronic and Computer Skill Center
Esso established the Electronic and Computer Skill Center for electronic skill enhancement of physically disabled students at the Redemptorist Vocational School, operated by the Father Ray Foundation. Used laptops are provided to the center for checkup and distributed to schools, institutions and communities in need. Since 2013, the project has distributed more than 250 laptops to 27 institutions nationwide.
Safety is more than just a priority. It is a core value.
"Ride Safely and Fasten Helmet" campaign
Our commitment to safety extends to the community. We actively participate in safety promotion campaigns to support the government’s public safety policies. Esso helps organize a safety promotion campaign with the Thai Motorcycle Enterprise Association, the Department of Land Transport and the Royal Thai Police. The program includes road safety and traffic rules training, distribution of helmets to motorcyclists, as well as traffic training for youth in strategic provinces nationwide.
Awareness and education help protect and conserve the environment.
Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center
To support the late King Bhumibol Adulyadej's Kung Krabaen Bay Royal Development Study Center, which helps conserve the coastal area in Chantaburi province, we have provided funds for the construction of nearly 300 check dams. These check dams help restore mangrove forests, promote coastal fish stocks and prevent sea water intrusion into agricultural lands. We also support the Joint Coordination for Cleanliness and Development of Sea Beach Project by cleaning Chaolao and Laem Saded beaches to promote sustainable coastal resource conservation.
Khao Kheow Open Zoo
The Esso Sriracha Refinery has continuously supported the zoo outreach program and youth leadership camp where participants connect with and learn about sustainable wildlife and environmental conservation. We have also supported the installation of signage to help educate and raise awareness of tiger conservation.
Support for Thai artists helps preserve and promote Thai cultural heritage.
Silpakorn University and National Exhibition of Arts
In collaboration with Silpakorn University, we help Thai artists showcase their work to the public at an international-level arts exhibition. Selected works of art are featured at the annual National Exhibition of Arts at the Ratchadamnoen Contemporary Art Center and other exhibitions nationwide.
Volunteering and charitable giving are integral to ExxonMobil’s culture.
Charitable giving and volunteerism
Employees have donated more than 4,000 scholarships to students in Laem Chabang communities through the Esso Sriracha Refinery Educational Fund, established in 1999. Each year, more than 150 employees and their families join Day of Caring activities ranging from preserving mangrove forests and constructing homes for the less fortunate to building learning playgrounds for local schools. In 2017, more than 2,000 employees of Esso and ExxonMobil affiliates in Thailand volunteered about 2,600 hours and donated 3.9 billion baht to build upon the company’s contributions.