Working towards a Zero-Incident Safety Culture

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MRC’s employees are extremely proud of our safety record, which is based on “Goal Zero,” a performance program and culture in which our employees and contractor partners deeply care about each other, working safely, the environment, and our neighbors.

With Goal Zero, the safety and wellbeing of every person inside and outside the fence line is our top priority. It is a personal and organizational commitment to achieve our goal of zero injuries, incidents, violations, or anything that can negatively impact our workforce, neighbors, or the environment.  

We work relentlessly to cultivate a Goal Zero culture.

100% Organizational Excellence

MRC has been Awarded the American Fuel & Petrochemical Manufacturers (AFPM) Safety Achievement Award Four Years in a row. Our refinery has achieved an AFPM safety award seven of the last eight years.

  • 2022 AFPM Elite Silver Safety Award & Safety Achievement Award
  • 2021 AFPM Safety Achievement Award
  • 2020 AFPM Safety Achievement Award
  • 2019 AFPM Safety Achievement Award
  • 2018 AFPM Distinguished Safety Award & Safety Achievement Award
  • 2016 AFPM Elite Gold Safety Award
  • 2015 AFPM Elite Silver Safety Award & Safety Achievement Award

Our proactive safety approach is designed to help us anticipate areas for improvement and execute preventative measures before incidents occur.


Spent catalyst release

We know we must always earn the right to operate in the Martinez community and are very disappointed we did not live up to that, or to our Goal Zero culture, during the spent catalyst release that occurred the night of November 24, 2022. We thoroughly investigated the release and implemented appropriate corrective actions at the refinery. For more information on our response to the release, see the Refinery Events page.