£4 million Boost for Scottish Charities from Apache’s Offshore Teams

Apache’s workforce on its North Sea offshore platforms have raised more than £4 million over the past 14 years through a creative fundraising venture to support the local community. These offshore teams on the Forties and Beryl Fields have contributed to more than 60 charities, mainly in the Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire regions of Scotland.

Launched in 2010, Apache’s Bond committee in the U.K. manages funds generated through sales of confectionary and other items offshore. We choose not to sell these products duty free on the platforms. Collected funds above the costs of goods sold are set aside for local charities.

Over the years, the biggest benefactors have collectively received more than £2 million from the Bond committee. These charities include Maggie’s Aberdeen, Mental Health Aberdeen, Scotland’s Charity Air Ambulance, Voluntary Service Aberdeen, Sue Ryder’s Deeview Court and Charlie House.

In 2023, the Bond committee distributed almost £500,000 to 16 charitable organizations.

“This is an incredible amount of money raised by our collective offshore workforce who continue to support the Bond shops,” said Jeff Yates, Vice President, North Sea Asset. “Being able to help all of these deserving charities to make a real difference in our community is hugely rewarding for our team, especially when we see first-hand the benefits that the donations bring to those most in need.”

The fund allows employees to actively participate in the decision-making process of supporting local charities, fostering a sense of ownership and connection to the community. This boosts morale, strengthens teamwork and reinforces Apache’s commitment to making a positive impact in the local community.

June 2024