Stakeholder Engagement

Stakeholder Engagement

Building Strong Relationships

At MPC, our approach to stakeholder engagement is guided by our commitment to creating shared value with our many stakeholders including the communities where we operate. Building strong relationships and maintaining open dialogue within communities allows us to maximize our positive impacts.

Our engagement programs promote regular communications with our local stakeholders, assess outcomes and provide opportunities for stakeholders to share their concerns.

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Our Stakeholders

Our People
Our People
As we are distinguished by our engaged and talented teams, we work to:
  • Attract, retain and engage top talent
  • Protect health and safety
  • Foster a culture where our people
    can develop and grow
  • Support employee engagement with communities
How We Engage
  • Code of Business Conduct
  • Integrity Helpline
  • CEO communications
  • Regular employee communications
  • Performance management
  • Safety meetings
  • Training and professional development
  • Employee Network Groups
  • Wellness programs
As a valued member of communities where we live and operate, we work to:
  • Invest and engage while considering community needs and business objectives
  • Seek to provide opportunities to underserved and disadvantaged community members
  • Improve technical skills, as well as life skills for community members, in an effort to increase the overall wellness, livelihood and prosperity of the communities where we live and work
How We Engage
  • Websites, news and social media
  • Community investment programs
  • Community engagement and board representation
  • Bridge programs
  • Employment
  • Landowner events
  • Focus groups
  • Community surveys
  • Facility tours
  • Community hotlines
  • Community Advisory Panels
  • Facilitation of community events
  • Sponsorships
Business Partners
Business Partners
As a valued business partner, we work to:
  • Promote mutual understanding of principles and interests with partners and suppliers
  • Collaborate for solutions that promote increased value for our partners and the business
How We Engage
  • Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Business partner reviews
  • Sourcing process
  • Contract management
  • Supplier diversity program
  • Supplier audits
  • Supplier recognition awards
  • Strategic partnership management
As we keep shareholder value at the forefront of our efforts, we work to: 
  • Create long term, sustained value
  • Diversify earnings portfolio; highly atrractive and accretive growth opportunities
  • Strengthen business, improve productivity and increase profitibility
How We Engage
  • Investor presentations and conferences
  • Engagement with analysts and portfolio managers
  • Engagement with investor stewardship teams
  • Annual Shareholder Meeting
  • SEC filings
  • Press releases
As the provider of choice for our customers, we work to:
  • Deliver superior service and products throughout our integrated business
  • Provide a safe and convenient consumer experience
How We Engage
  • Global, regional and local industry events, forums and conferences
  • Company events and meetings
  • Partnerships and working groups to advance best practices
Principles and Aspirations
  • Advocate for sound public policies
  • Collaborate to find solutions to issues of mutual interest
  • Educate on our industry
How We Engage
  • Advocacy
  • Policy development
  • Industry and trade association representation
  • Regulatory and permitting compliance
  • Regulatory audits
  • Collaboration on community investment projects
  • Facility Tours

Our Approach

We are focused on understanding our stakeholders’ goals, perspectives, and concerns, and incorporating stakeholder feedback into our business strategies. We will continue to evolve and expand our approach to stakeholder engagement to meet the changing needs of our company and our stakeholders.

Stakeholder engagement plans are in place for 100% of our refineries and owned and operated renewable fuels facilities.

Engagement plans are carefully crafted roadmaps that guide intentional engagement with stakeholders tailored to meet the needs of the communities we serve. We regularly evaluate key stakeholders and local issues through ongoing dialogue, surveys and other feedback mechanisms to keep our strategies relevant.


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Active Engagement

Our community hotlines are available 24-hours a day, seven days a week so that neighbors of our facilities and landowners of our pipeline rights of way can contact us to ask questions and report concerns.

Community Advisory Panels (CAPs) are made up of community representatives from various backgrounds and are established at all our major refining assets. CAP meetings provide forums for members to learn more about MPC and our operational and community initiatives and projects, as well as to ask us questions, raise concerns or share opportunities.

Respecting Indigenous Cultures

MPC is committed to engage, communicate and partner with tribal nations and communities where we operate. We understand each tribe has its own unique culture, government, language and customs and we value and welcome their valuable perspectives as we work together to create shared value opportunities.

To improve our collaboration with tribes, we educate our employees on tribal history, culture and the best methods of communication.

We seek Indigenous perspectives on safety and the preservation of cultural and environmental resources to inform our planning and execution of projects and operational activities. MPC’s Tribal Stakeholder Engagement plans guide our interaction with tribes near our operational facilities and communities with strong cultural ties. Click here for more information on how we engage with tribal communities.


Respecting Indigenous Cultures

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Just Transition

As we position our portfolio for the future and progress plans to meet our substantial greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goals, we are mindful of the potential social impacts that changes to our business could have on certain stakeholders. Click here to learn more about how we are creating shared value through a just and responsible transition.

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