"We are dedicated to supporting the communities where we live, work and conduct business. Through our employees and the MRC Global Foundation we are able to give back to communities around the globe." Andrew Lane, MRC Global Chairman, President & CEO
As part of our commitment to one of our core values - community involvement- we organized the Foundation. We set up this Foundation for the purpose of making donations in our communities for charitable causes, including education, health and human services, arts and humanities and civic projects.
MRC Global Cares Food Drive
15,196 lbs. (6,000 kg) of food went directly to the communities where we live and work to help families in need of a nutritious meal as part of the 2015 MRC Global Cares Food Drive. This annual, company-wide event has donated more than 200,000 lbs. of food since its inception to support local food banks and pantries throughout the month of August, typically a lower donation month for many of these organizations.
MRC Global and the BP MS 150
For the second year, MRC Global was proud to sponsor a team of riders in the two-day fundraising bike ride benefitting the National MS Society. The BP-sponsored event includes 13,000 cyclists riding from Houston to Austin, TX.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is an unpredictable, often disabling disease of the central nervous system that disrupts the flow of information within the brain, and between the brain and body. There is no known cause or cure.
This is the second year MRC Global has participated in the BP MS 150. “[The MRC Global MS 150 team] and it started as a small ‘group thing,’ in 2014,” Glen Otto, team lead and Global Account Manager for BP, said. “Some of us were mountain biking, and it just grew from there. But once you start your fundraising efforts the real purpose of the ride, to find a cure for MS, really starts to sink in, and it is really powerful.”
Bringing Light to Kenya
Protus Onyango, the RDC Manager at our Houston, TX facility, is originally from Sega, Kenya. Because the kerosene needed for light to study in the evenings is too expensive, many children do not advance past primary school. Protus decided that was one problem he could help solve. In the last two years, his foundation, Lanterns for Light, has provided more than 130 life-changing lanterns to school-aged children in his hometown. This was made possible, largely because of donations from Protus’s coworkers throughout MRC Global.
ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run
On February 28, 2015, nearly 13,000 runners and walkers poured through downtown Houston as part of the ConocoPhillips Rodeo Run. MRC Global was proud to sponsor the Texas-sized event, which raised $400,000 for college scholarships.
MRC Teamtrade supports Mats Zuccarello All-Star Game and Right to Play
On June 19-20, 2014, MRC Teamtrade Sponsored a charity dinner and auction, part of the Mats Zuccarello All-Star Game, in Stavanger, Norway. Zuccarello is a Norwegian New York Rangers professional ice hockey player and served as the ambassador for the event, which raised money for the humanitarian organization Right to Play.