We're committed to reflecting in our workforce the rich diversity of cultures and racial and ethnic backgrounds in the communities where we live and work. We’re also devoted to encouraging a diversity of ideas. By respecting the unique talents, experiences and perspectives of our workforce, we gain the flexibility and ingenuity that help us excel.
Supporting diversity is one of the seven values in The Chevron Way. We strive to be recognized as a leader in global diversity and as a company that values and uses diverse viewpoints to drive our business growth. Our commitment manifests itself in a number of ways:
- More than 30,000 Chevron employees around the globe participate in one or more of our employee networks. These groups focus on gender, race, sexual orientation, age, disability and nationality. They help improve communication among employees and cultivate links with the communities where we work. Chevron has 12 officially sanctioned employee network groups, which are open to all employees: Asian, Australian Indigenous (Boola Moort), Black, Boomers (“Baby Boom” employees), ENABLED (employees with disabilities), Filipino, Native American, PRIDE (LGBT employees), Somos (Hispanic), Veterans, Women and XYZ (early- and mid-career employees).
- Diversity councils throughout the company strive to provide every employee with a full opportunity to contribute to company goals.
- To help ensure that our employees understand our policies and know how inclusion is practiced throughout our company, we provide opportunities such as diversity training, personal diversity action plans and lunchtime diversity learning sessions.
- We have a robust supplier diversity program. In 2013, we spent more than $1 billion with women- and minority-owned businesses in the United States. We spent more than 2.7 billion on goods and services from U.S.-based small businesses.
- We partner with several nonprofit organizations to promote awareness and provide best practices and resources on recruiting, retaining and developing diverse talent.
As part of Chevron's University Partnership Program, we help bring together schools from around the globe to strengthen faculty, curriculum and student development and encourage diversity of thought. In the United States, the program includes support at select universities and historically black colleges and universities to encourage minority participation in science, technology, engineering and mathematics—disciplines vital to the goal of meeting the world's energy demands.
A Number of Firsts
Chevron was the first major integrated energy company to include sexual orientation in its nondiscriminatory policies. We also were the first major integrated energy company to offer domestic-partner benefits to employees. And we were the first major integrated energy company to achieve a perfect score on the Human Rights Campaign Corporate Equality Index, a score we have maintained for nine consecutive years. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives have been recognized by organizations such as the Women's Business Enterprise National Council for Diversity Best Practices and the Australian Workplace Equality Index.
We were recognized by the publishers of DiversityBusiness.com magazine as one of the Top Organizations for Multicultural Business Opportunities and by the Human Rights Campaign as one of the Best Places to Work for LGBT Equality.
Updated: May 2014