We're committed to reflecting in our workforce the rich diversity of cultures and racial and ethnic backgrounds in the communities where we operate. We're also devoted to encouraging a diversity of ideas. By respecting the unique talents, experiences and perspectives of our workforce, we gain a 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 leverages diverse viewpoints to drive our business growth. Our commitment manifests itself in a number of ways:
- Approximately 25,000 Chevron employees around the globe participate in one or more 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.
- 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, diversity moments, personal diversity action plans and lunch-time diversity learning sessions.
- We have a robust supplier diversity program. In 2012, we spent $823.8 million with women- and minority-owned businesses in the United States. We spent more than $2.5 billion on goods and services from US-based small businesses.
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 meeting the world's energy demands.
A Number of Firsts
Chevron was the first major integrated energy company to include sexual orientation in its nondiscrimination 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 eight years. Our diversity and inclusion initiatives have been recognized by organizations such as the Women's Business Enterprise National Council for Diversity Best Practices.
Recognition From Publishers
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.
And in 2012, for the third year, we received the Diversity Leader Award from Profiles in Diversity Journal for communicating the company's commitment to diversity and inclusion by sharing thoughts, perspectives, insights and best practices.
Updated: May 2013