People magazine published its first-ever list of the country’s “50 Companies That Care,” and NuStar Energy LP came in at Number 10. This ranking was compiled by People and the consulting firm Great Place to Work, and is based on more than 368,000 surveys from individuals employed by US businesses across a range of industries.
“As we always say when it comes to these type of honors, none of this would be possible without our employees’ commitment to giving back to our communities day in and day out,” said Brad Barron, NuStar president and chief executive officer. “We appreciate the role each of our employees play in continuing NuStar’s special caring and sharing culture that was created by our Chairman Bill Greehey. The ranking confirms what we have said throughout our company’s history, that we truly have the most caring employees in corporate America and around the globe.”
NuStar is the highest-ranked energy company and one of only two companies headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, on the list. The Great Place to Work Institute analyzed surveys from nearly 1,000 companies to rank those that have succeeded in business while also demonstrating respect, compassion, and concern for their communities, their employees and the environment. They also took into account the employees’ personal stories about the difference their workplaces have made in their lives and in their communities, as well as the generosity of their organizations’ benefits, financial donations and volunteerism.
“What we found so striking about the Companies That Care was just how personal their employees’ stories were,” said Kim Peters, executive vice-president of Great Place to Work. “These organizations go out of their way again and again to look after the well-being of their people, both day-to-day and during personal struggles when they need it the most.”
NuStar Energy, a publicly traded master limited partnership, is one of the largest independent liquids terminal and pipeline operators in the nation. The company 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 the partnership has operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico, the Netherlands (including St Eustatius in the Caribbean), and the United Kingdom.