Chevron's respect for human rights is clear and unwavering. It is rooted in our values and applies wherever we do business.
We believe that although governments have the primary duty to protect and ensure fulfillment of human rights, we have a responsibility to respect human rights and can play a positive role in the communities where we operate. As stated in The Chevron Way, our company's values stress that: "We respect the law, support universal human rights, protect the environment and benefit the communities where we work."
To further clarify our commitment in this area, we adopted a Human Rights Policy in 2009. Chevron's Human Rights Policy fosters greater awareness of human rights issues throughout the company and enhances our capabilities to identify and manage human rights issues in four areas relevant to our business: employees, security providers, community engagement and suppliers.
We implemented this policy by updating our training program on human rights and developing new corporate tools, including guidance on conducting risk assessments, engaging with business suppliers and security providers, and managing community and human rights issues in our operations.
Updated: May 2013