SAN ANTONIO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 10, 2017--
Fortune Magazine today released its annual ranking of the
country’s 50 Best Workplaces for Giving Back, and NuStar Energy (NYSE:
NS) rose to No. 2 on the ranking, up from No. 9 in 2016. This ranking
was compiled by the consulting firm Great Place to Work and is based on
more than 357,000 surveys of employees across a range of industries, as
well as their organizations’ charitable programs and giving.
“Being included on this prestigious list is a direct result of our
employees’ outstanding commitment to helping those who are less
fortunate in our communities and our special caring and sharing culture
that was created by our Chairman Bill Greehey,” said NuStar President &
CEO Brad Barron. “The ranking confirms what we have said throughout our
company’s history, that we truly have the most generous employees in
corporate America. And our rise on the list is also not surprising
considering that we had a record year in terms of volunteerism and
charitable contributions from our company and our employees.”
Barron noted that NuStar and its approximately 1,630 employees had
another record United Way campaign last year that raised $2.8 million,
which resulted in NuStar employees having one of the very highest per
capita United Way gifts in the country. NuStar also raised a record $4.1
million from its NuHope Golf Classic, which over the last 10 years has
raised a total of $31 million for Haven for Hope, a San Antonio-based
homeless transformational campus. And, NuStar employees gave a record
95,000 volunteer hours last year to hundreds of charitable and civic
causes in all of the communities where the company has operations. Those
hours include both personal time and work hours that NuStar gives its
employees to volunteer for activities such as mentoring, Meals on
Wheels, community cleanup events and many others.
According to Great Place to Work, the 357,000 employees completed
anonymous surveys, answering detailed questionnaires that included
questions about the level of pride they felt regarding their impact on
the community, the difference they felt they made and whether their work
had special meaning.
One of the NuStar employees quoted in the Fortune article made
the point that NuStar employees get tremendous satisfaction from seeing
the positive impact that they have on their communities. The employee
said in part, “NuStar employees are well-compensated for their efforts,
but it is in the community where we receive the most gratification for
“It truly is a blessing to see the difference we’re making in others’
lives, whether it’s seeing a child’s eyes light up when presented with a
new pair of shoes and a backpack for school, sharing a story with a
homebound senior citizen, making a troubled youth laugh on a bad day,
seeing tears of joy when a family moves from homelessness to their own
home, hearing relief in a mother’s voice when she realizes her kids will
get gifts on Christmas, or simply receiving a smile and a thank-you for
a plate of BBQ we serve a person at Haven for Hope,” added Barron. “All
of our employees make those moments of pure joy possible!”
To select the list, Great Place to Work considered organizations’
policies regarding paid time off for volunteering and the extent to
which they contribute generously to community and charitable causes
through corporate donations and employee fund-matching programs. Final
rankings were based primarily on employees' feedback on more than 50
survey questions, with a special emphasis on their connection to the
organization’s community impact. Rankings reward companies where not
only the majority of employees are proud of their community involvement,
but these experiences are widely shared within the organization
regardless of gender, race/ethnicity, job role or other personal
characteristics. Results also take into account the complexity of the
employee population and performance relative to peers.
“The Best Workplaces for Giving Back are accomplishing something greater
than the sum of their contributions to worthy causes. They also offer
employees a sense they’re part of something bigger that’s making a
difference in the world,” said Chinwe Onyeagoro, president of
Great Place to Work.
About NuStar Energy L.P.
NuStar Energy L.P., a publicly traded master limited partnership based
in San Antonio, is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and
pipeline operators in the nation. NuStar currently has approximately
8,700 miles of pipeline and 79 terminal and storage facilities that
store and distribute crude oil, refined products and specialty liquids.
The partnership’s combined system has approximately 95 million barrels
of storage capacity, and NuStar has operations in the United States,
Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands, including St. Eustatius in the
Caribbean, and the United Kingdom. For more information, visit NuStar
Energy L.P.'s website at www.nustarenergy.com.
About Great Place to Work
Place to Work is the global authority on high-trust,
high-performance workplace cultures. Through proprietary assessment
tools, advisory services, and certification programs, including Best
Workplaces lists and workplace reviews, Great Place to Work provides the
benchmarks, framework and expertise needed to create, sustain and
recognize outstanding workplace cultures. In the United States, Great
Place to Work produces the annual Fortune "100 Best Companies to
Work For®" and a series of Great Place to Work Best Workplaces lists,
including lists for Millennials, Women, Diversity, Small and Medium
Companies and over a half dozen different industries.
Follow Great Place to Work online at www.greatplacetowork.com
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Greg Matula, 210-918-2318