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.
our global impact
Through decades of experience, we’ve learned that our business success is deeply linked to society’s progress.
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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.
building local capacity
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 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, as we continued to fight HIV/AIDS, we embarked on a 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.
maternal and child health
We strive to keep mothers and babies healthy. Chevron invests in a range of maternal and child health programs. In Indonesia, for example, we partnered with Jhpiego and the local government to improve maternal and newborn health services in communities surrounding Chevron’s production area in the East Kalimantan and Riau provinces. We developed a model for improving the quality of and increasing access to midwife services to ensure that pregnant women and newborns receive skilled care.
We strive to create healthy communities. In partnership with the Desmond Tutu HIV Foundation, for example, we funded the Kethuphila Youth Centre in a township outside the Cape Town city center. It provides youth-friendly health services and facilities for recreation and study. Activities at the center focus on addressing high-risk sexual behaviors as well as concerns around HIV testing and on providing services that acknowledge the feelings of vulnerability among the youth.
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.
partnering to help eliminate mother-to-child transmission of HIV
Chevron works with our partners using an integrated approach to strengthen health systems where we operate. In our fight against HIV/AIDS, we recognize that ending mother-to-child transmission of HIV is one of the most feasible ways to achieve an AIDS-free generation.
achieving an HIV-free generation in Nigeria
In 2012, Chevron partnered with Pact in the state of Bayelsa, Nigeria, to establish a community-based and government-supported statewide outreach program for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV (PMTCT).
Since 2012, we have partnered with Pact to increase AIDS awareness, testing and counseling.
individuals have been reached with PMTCT messaging
community health extension workers and other community members have been trained on the latest PMTCT approaches and techniques
pregnant women have taken HIV tests, and received their results and counseling at health facilities
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 educational standards and curricula that promote project- and problem-based learning. 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. learn more
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.
supporting STEM education in the permian basin
The Fab Lab Permian Basin and mobile Fab Lab at Odessa College provide students and aspiring inventors the resources to create, experiment and build their skills in STEM. Students have the opportunity to use a suite of digital fabrication tools and prototyping machines such as laser cutters, 3-D printers, vinyl cutters and milling machines, used for making and designing.
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U.S. students have access to project-based engineering curriculum through our partnership with Project Lead The Way
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universities, colleges and associations receive support through Chevron’s University Partnerships and Association Relations group to strengthen faculty, curricula and student development
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