Helping our employees be Well ALL Ways

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Sustainability, People, Logistics

At Marathon Petroleum Corp. (MPC), we’re committed to being a great place to work. We strive to keep our employees healthy, both physically and mentally. That’s why we operate 19 clinics across our locations where medical professionals provide on-site access to health services. Employees have access to a 24/7/365 nurse hotline and many sites have on-site amenities such as fitness and wellness resources. Throughout the year, virtual and on-site educational sessions on a variety of health topics are offered and are all delivered by a team of dedicated health and wellness professionals.

Another way that Well ALL Ways focuses on preventive health is through the annual health assessment financial incentive. Eligible employees who complete an online health assessment and preventive physical exam, with an approved health care provider, can earn a $400 payroll stipend, with an additional $200 for a qualified spouse or domestic partner. MPC also offers one-to-one health coaching sessions that connect employees with professional health coaches that provide guidance throughout their wellness journey.

In 2021, MPC introduced the Well ALL Ways well-being model to re-emphasize to employees the importance of taking care of themselves.

Five key aspects to the Well ALL Ways Program:

  • Occupational – how we foster safe and engaging work
  • Financial – how we build toward financial stability
  • Social – how we connect with others
  • Physical – how we fuel our bodies
  • Mental – how we respond to life

Mental Health Champion

Mental well-being has continued to be a top priority of our wellness programming. In 2022, MPC hosted 21 workshops on the topics of mental health awareness and on suicide prevention. To help break down the stigma often associated with these topics, MPC hosts comprehensive campaigns for Mental Health Awareness Month, Suicide Prevention Month and World Mental Health Day. In an employee panel held during Mental Health Month, five MPC employees shared their lived experience with mental health and ways they take care of themselves.

One of those employees was Steve Nelisse, a Marathon Petroleum Transport Driver in Cadiz, Ohio, and a Well ALL Ways Wellness Champion who is passionate about improving mental well-being. After serving in the military for 20 years, including 14 months in Iraq, he learned to identify people, especially men, who might be struggling with grief, addiction and suicidal ideation.

“Mental health is not typically looked at by men like it’s an issue. Some try to fight it on the inside,” said Nelisse. “I think about it like someone trying to get from point A to point B. If there’s an easier way, I try to give them the best directions to get through an issue. Support through MPC’s Employee Assistance Program could be an easier way to deal with a problem."

Steven Nelisse, Transport Driver and Wellness Champion

Health and Safety Champion

MPC’s Richard Meza, Advanced Safety Professional, has organized the annual health and safety fair at the Vinvale, California, terminal for 10 years. He said it started after several employees experienced personal medical issues while on the job. Meza wanted to help the employees, who are mostly fleet drivers, improve their health and easily access annual health screenings at the onsite fair.

“I served in the Navy and played sports when I was younger, so I’ve always been more health conscious,” said Meza. “I know that safety and health are connected. Being safe and healthy work together. That’s why I want to help educate others.”

MPC is proud to have over 175 Wellness Champions like Meza across the company supporting fellow employees in their wellness journeys.

Richard Meza, Advanced Safety Professional and Wellness Champion, in the Vinvale Terminal Health & Fitness Center.

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