CITGO Receives Corporate Social Responsibility Award from TransAfrica Forum
Nov 8, 2007
--- CITGO Petroleum Corporation received the TransAfrica Forum’s Corporate Social Responsibility Award for its Discounted Heating Oil Program and other corporate social responsibility initiatives. The award was presented yesterday in
“We at CITGO feel very honored to accept this award and are encouraged to continue moving forward,” said Alejandro Granado, CITGO chairman, president and CEO, noting that through its social responsibility efforts, the company strives to give “hope and a better life to the poorest and most vulnerable.”
World-renowned actor Danny Glover, who is also chairman of the board of directors of TransAfrica Forum, presented Granado with the award, praising CITGO for its corporate social responsibility initiatives, especially its Discounted Heating Oil Program.
Granado pointed out that “at CITGO we use our strengths … to give back to the communities where we have a presence … when the price of heating oil skyrocketed after hurricanes Katrina and Rita, CITGO was the only company that responded to a request from
He indicated that, during last winter, the program distributed 100 million gallons of heating oil at a 40 percent discount to help approximately 1.2 million people in 19 states stay warm as temperatures dropped.
“At CITGO we are truly pleased to be involved in this and many other projects that we sponsor to help others and unite us in solidarity,” he said.
Granado congratulated the people of TransAfrica Forum for their 30 years of service as they work to promote solidarity with the oppressed while supporting human rights, gender equity, democracy and sustainable economic and environmental development practices.
Pan-African Lifetime Achievement Awards were also presented during the gala to Dorothy Irene Height, a leader in the struggle for equality and human rights for nearly half a century; Graça Machel, a renowned international advocate for women and children’s rights and wife of Nelson Mandela; and actress Ruby Dee Davis, who began her career as a member of the American Negro Theater in Harlem.
CITGO, based in
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