Our response to COVID-19
Our refineries, pipelines and ethanol plants:
Producing and delivering essential fuels the world needs to keep supply chains moving.
Our chemical plants:
Producing materials that are foundational to desperately needed medical and health care equipment and services
From the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic, Flint Hills Resources has monitored, rapidly adjusted our operations and put additional safety procedures in place to adapt to changing circumstances. These extra measures protect the health and safety of our workforce and our communities while maintaining critical supply chains and continuing to meet market demands for our products during these challenging times.
Protecting our workforce
Our facilities across North America are essential. We are producing and delivering products people all over the world desperately need, but safety still matters most. Across our business, we are taking steps to keep our employees and contractors safe and healthy.
Create an operating environment where the risks associated with the COVID-19 virus do not impact our ability to safely and responsibly produce fuels and other products which are essential to our daily lives.
Strengthen our current practices and add engineering controls to our processes to protect the health and safety of our workforce, our contractors, and the communities in which we operate.
Steps we’re taking
- Hands-free access
- Self-health assessments
- Increased awareness to social situations inside and outside of the workplace
- Improved hygiene
- Temporary barriers
- Physical distancing and engineered controls
- Staggered shifts
- Face coverings when proper social distancing cannot be maintained
- Remote work when possible
Serving our community
Throughout the COVID-19 crisis, we have remained committed to supporting the communities in which we operate. Nearly every Flint Hills Resources site across the country has been able to find surplus PPE to donate to front-line medical professionals who desperately need the equipment. We’ve also helped meet other pressing needs in our communities, including donating to services that provide emergency meals and other assistance to some of the people hardest hit by the pandemic.
We also repurposed much of our annual STEM programming to help deliver enriching online educational content to kids through our partnerships with the Children’s Museum of Houston, the Science Museum of Minnesota, the Texas State Aquarium in Corpus Christi, and the Ordway Center for the Performing Arts in Saint Paul, among others.
Beyond these efforts, many of our employees and partners are giving back to their communities in a personal capacity, and for that we thank them.