CP Community

We pride ourselves on the family and neighborly atmosphere that exists within Colonial and with the communities located along Colonial's 5,500-mile pipeline system. While our first job is to move fuel safely and responsibly from refinery to market, we take our role in the community very seriously. We want to be a responsive and responsible corporate citizen that is viewed as a partner in your community. 

Our involvement takes many forms. We volunteer with environmental groups and local non-profits. We support community groups through charitable donations. We partner with schools. And we support emergency responders whose job is keep communities safe.

Colonial's charitable donations are directed toward environmental and conservation groups who share our mission to protect the environment we share our pipeline with. We also support first responders that help keep our communities safe with donations of equipment, vehicles and training. 

To speak with someone about Colonial’s community involvement, please contact our Public Affairs office at (678) 762-2264

Below are a few examples of Colonial in the Community.

Reinvesting in communities

Colonial Pipeline believes that when we reinvest in the communities we serve, we are creating a better place in which to work and to live. Here are some recent examples of our community involvement:

  • Supporter of Riverkeepers and Conservation groups to protect the environment
  • Supporter of the American Red Cross for disaster relief
  • Sponsor community-based athletic programs 
  • Support local fire departments with firefighting foam and training services
  • Worked with local conservation groups to establish nature trails
  • Donated materials to create wildlife habitats 
  • Donated balls for animals to use as toys at zoos
  • Support for schools located near our pipeline
  • Colonial matches employee donations to the United Way

Local environmental programs

Colonial is also proud of our partnership with local conservation and environmental groups. We sponsor many organized events and make donations to environmental programs including:

  • Environmental preservation organizations such as the Chattahoochee Riverkeeper in Georgia, the Catawba Riverkeeper in North and South Carolina, the Tennessee River Gorge Trust, the Cahaba Riverkeeper in Alabama, the Nature Conservancy in Texas, Louisiana, Mississippi and Alabama, the Waterkeepers Chesapeake in Maryland and Virginia, the NY/NJ Baykeeper and the Coalition to Restore Coastal Louisiana and Lake Pontchartrain Basin Foundation in Louisiana. 
  • Wildlife rescue groups including Tri State Bird Rescue headquartered in Newark, Delaware
  • Land preservation programs by Piedmont Land Conservancy in North Carolina and the Lookout Mountain Conservancy in Tennessee

Good Neighbor Program

The Good Neighbor Program was launched in 1996. Through this program, 57 petroleum industry companies share ideas on ways to positively partner with communities near their facilities. Colonial has been actively engaged in this program via the following projects:

  • Purchased equipment for volunteer fire departments in Tennessee
  • Renovated a volunteer department fire station in South Carolina
  • Donated self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) units to fire departments in Lousiana
  • Supported the Salvation Army's Needy Families Fuel Oil Account 

Employee involvement

Colonial employees take great pride in their community involvement and welcome the opportunity to help out whenever they can – whether through donations or direct participation. Headlined by our "Colonial Cares" initiatives, some of our community service projects include:

  • Annual cleanups of Chattahoochee River, Catawba River and Potomac River 
  • Annual tree plantings in Louisiana, Alabama and Pennsylvania. 
  • Annual park restorations in Louisiana, North Carolina and Virginia. 
  • Annual beach sweeps in New Jersey. 
  • Annual evasive species removals in Mississippi. 
  • Annual coastal reef barrier constructions in Louisiana and Mississippi. 
  • "Tennessee River Rescue," Chattanooga, TN
  • "Safety Day," Richmond, VA
  • Junior Achievement, Pelham, AL and elsewhere
  • Old Town Duck Race, a fund-raiser for Big Brothers and Big Sisters, Helena, AL
  • Sponsored and participated in Calera Elementary School's annual golf tournament, Pelham, AL
  • Donated toys to Camp Discovery, Gainesboro, TN
  • Built a tire park in Seneca State Park, MD
  • "Wellness for Life," Spartanburg, SC
  • Established bluebird corridors and trails along the pipeline right of way in South Carolina
  • "Tennessee River Cleanup," Knoxville
  • Relay for Life, Jackson, MS, and Atlanta, GA

Safety First

Colonial Pipeline Company is committed to safety and environmental stewardship across all of our operations. This philosophy is fundamental to the success of our business. Please visit our Safety & Environment page to learn more about our operating principles.