the business of progress
the business of progress
We invest significantly in major projects and local goods and services, create jobs, and generate revenues for local communities. Beyond contributions to our partner countries through direct business investments and taxes, we contribute to local communities by making strategic social investments in three core areas: health, education and economic development.
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our global impact
Through decades of experience, we’ve learned that our business success is deeply linked to society’s progress.
invested in global goods and services
over the last five years
contributed to global social investments
over the last five years
local economic impact
Chevron partners with independent research and analysis firms to assess our economic impact on countries where we operate. These studies evaluate Chevron’s direct and indirect spending throughout our supply chain and show the positive impact on local employment and spending, which improves livelihoods.
We contribute to the communities where we live and work by creating jobs, developing and sourcing from local suppliers and employing local workforces.
Beyond contributions to our partner countries through direct business investments and taxes, we contribute to local communities by making strategic social investments in three core areas: health, education and economic development. Each pin on this interactive map represents an example of Chevron’s social investment programs and partnerships. Click on the pins to explore the map and learn how these programs impact the communities where we operate.
Our partnership initiatives around the world strengthen local economies through programs that provide microloan services, that focus on enterprise and workforce development, and that improve education. Among these partnerships are the Niger Delta Partnership Initiative (NDPI), the Appalachia Partnership Initiative (API) in the United States, the Bangladesh Partnership Initiative (BPI) and the Thailand Partnership Initiative (TPI). By leveraging our partners’ resources and expertise we can help drive scale and sustainable impact in these communities.
The petroleum-rich Niger Delta is home to more than 30 million people, 70 percent of whom live in poverty. In 2010 Chevron established the NDPI Foundation and contributed $50 million to improve socioeconomic conditions in the region. In 2014, Chevron committed to invest an additional $40 million over the next five years.
The API is a $20 million effort designed to address education and workforce development in 27 counties across southwestern Pennsylvania, northern West Virginia and eastern Ohio. The API is part of a long-term regional commitment to improve science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education and further develop a highly skilled workforce for the energy and manufacturing industries.
In 2014, Chevron announced a $10 million commitment to create the BPI, a five-year program to support economic development for communities in the Greater Sylhet region. This is one of the largest corporate social investments ever made in Bangladesh. Working with local nongovernmental organizations and international development organizations, the BPI assesses local needs and establishes enterprise and workforce development programs.
Since the 1980s, AIDS has been devastating areas where some of our largest operations are located. In response, Chevron began to promote HIV/AIDS education in the workplace. In 2005, ours was the first oil and gas company to implement a global HIV/AIDS policy. In 2011, we refined our mission to help prevent mother-to-child transmission of HIV through partnerships with Pact, Born Free Africa, and The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria.
One way we promote the health of our workforce is through peer-based education programs. Peer Health Educators (PHEs) are well-trained, motivated employees who volunteer their time to provide their peers with health-related education and activities. Chevron has 394 PHEs in Nigeria, Angola, the U.K. and Indonesia.
strengthening health systems
Chevron strives to build capacity by strengthening health systems. A partnership with Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) and the Baylor International Pediatric AIDS Initiative at Texas Children’s Hospital (TCH) provides pediatric health care and treatment to medically underserved populations in Africa and Latin America. In 2011, Chevron partnered with the Republic of Angola, BCM and TCH to create Angola’s first comprehensive program to screen and treat newborns for sickle cell anemia.
Working with our partners, we take a comprehensive approach to education investments by getting students excited about STEM and encouraging them to pursue STEM courses and careers. We support teacher training, provide classroom resources, fund outside-of-school activities, and develop partnerships with universities designed to strengthen faculty, curricula and student development.
U.S. partners & programs
We cultivate innovative partnerships with education organizations, local governments, local communities and nonprofit organizations to help ensure that today’s students are prepared for the jobs of tomorrow.
international partners & programs
We are committed to increasing access to and the quality of education around the world because an educated and skilled workforce leads to economic growth – for our business, our partners and the communities where we operate.
We invest in workforce training and job skills development because we know that an educated and skilled workforce leads to economic growth, for our business and the communities where we operate. We support a range of job training and workforce development programs that provide opportunities for career-building skills to succeed in the jobs of the future.