Chevron's Human Rights Policy focuses on four issues relevant to our business: treating our employees in a manner consistent with The Chevron Way; ensuring that our security providers follow international principles when protecting people and assets; evaluating how our operations may impact the community; and engaging our key suppliers on issues related to human rights. The policy is governed by an executive leadership body and guided by a policy team.
To support the implementation of the policy, Chevron deployed an updated human rights training program. We added the Human Rights Policy to our Business Conduct and Ethics Code compliance training for all employees, and provided enhanced training to employees responsible for security, supply chain management and community engagement. We included human rights expectations and requirements in new contracts with key suppliers and security providers. Chevron also developed and deployed new corporate tools to improve our assessments of the potential impact of projects, our engagement with business suppliers and our management of potential human rights issues in our operations.
Chevron actively works with industry and other human rights organizations to share knowledge and experiences. We chair the Social Responsibility Working Group of IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues. In this capacity, we facilitate a series of collaborative learning projects and develop practical guidance to improve the industry’s management of corporate social responsibility issues, including human rights issues. This year, Chevron represented IPIECA on a multistakeholder expert group that provided technical advice to the European Commission on developing guidance on business and human rights for the oil and gas industry. As a long-standing participant in the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights initiative, we continue to promote the principles as good practice for managing security operations.
Updated: May 2013