corporate responsibility reporting
prioritizing issues for our reporting
Our corporate responsibility reporting focuses on environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues that matter to our business and our stakeholders — investors, customers, host governments, local communities and employees. To select the content for our 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights and the corporate responsibility section of chevron.com, we used an issue prioritization process that involved the following steps:
Step 1: A team of employees from across our functions and business segments identified ESG topics that are salient to our stakeholders and our business. To do so, the team used internal and external sources, including international reporting guidelines and frameworks, ESG analytics, topics addressed in previous Corporate Responsibility Reports, feedback received on the 2014 Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights, media analysis, industry peer reviews, and a range of stakeholder engagements.
Step 2: The team conducted an initial prioritization of ESG issues based on their relevance to our business.
Step 3: The team sought feedback on the initial prioritization of issues through dialogues with internal subject matter experts and external stakeholders.
Step 4: The team determined the issues that are of highest priority for our reporting, and we discuss each in our printed 2015 Corporate Responsibility Report Highlights and on our website.
Our prioritized issues reflect topics covered in the third edition of the Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting, published in 2015 by IPIECA, the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, the American Petroleum Institute (API), and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP). For 2015, Chevron reported on all 34 indicators. Our expanded reporting on these indicators can be accessed by visiting our IPIECA/API/IOGP content index.
reports from around the world
Our data from 2015 reflect the progress we’ve made in our environmental, health and safety, and social performance. See all IPIECA/API/IOGP reporting.
Being honest and upholding the highest standards of integrity are among Chevron’s core values as a company. We believe in being transparent with and responsive to our stakeholders at all times.
board of directors
Our Board of Directors is committed to strong corporate governance structures and practices that help the company achieve business results the right way.
We have strict policies and internal approval processes that comply with the letter and spirit of all applicable laws governing political contributions.
To promote revenue transparency globally, we participate in the multinational, multi stakeholder-run Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI).
We lobby ethically, constructively and in a nonpartisan manner through direct communication with public officials – and encourage our employees, retirees and others to communicate with officials as permitted by law.