featurehuman energy in action during the COVID-19 pandemic
Across Chevron, employees are demonstrating the power of human energy by doing extraordinary things during this extraordinary time – these are some of their stories.
feeding frontline workers
delivering snacks to 28,500 migrant workers in 4 days
donating medical beds to help shortage in Indonesia
In the Riau province of Indonesia, medical facilities faced a limited number of isolation rooms to treat COVID-19 patients. When local transmission of coronavirus was detected, more isolation rooms were needed in anticipation to treat COVID-19 patients. That’s when PT. Chevron Pacific Indonesia offered to help. After four days and 930 miles over land and sea, 23 patient beds were shipped from Bogor and delivered to the city of Dumai. In all, 53 beds were delivered to three different cities in the province, with 20 more to be distributed later.
using facilities to produce hand sanitizer
Facing a shortage of hand sanitizer in France, French authorities reached out to companies to help facilitate its production and distribution. Colleagues at Chevron Oronite Labs Gonfreville answered the call, using part of their facility to produce needed hand sanitizer. Following a recipe provided by the World Health Organization, the facility is producing an average of 70L of hand sanitizer per week and will continue to do so as long as there is demand.
delivering 170,000 masks to our workforce
In January, Teresa Lim, Chevron regional category manager for Lubricants in the Asia Pacific, was asked to source face masks for Chevron employees in China and Hong Kong, at a time when there were nearly no masks to be found. Working together with a cross-functional team from Chevron Health & Medical, Finance, IP Procurement and mailroom colleagues, Teresa and team were able to secure a supplier, navigate strict shipping restrictions and streamline procurement to source more than 170,000 masks to help keep Chevron employees safe.
helping stranded students
Social responsibility doesn’t stop during a crisis. When the COVID-19 pandemic impacted a recent flight from Warsaw, Poland, it left 60 students stranded far from home in Central Kazakhstan. Colleagues at our our joint venture Tengizchevroil (TCO) responded to a call from local government and arranged for the transportation of the students back home using its chartered aircraft. With the power of human energy, all of the students were flown home and reunited with their families, in Western Kazakhstan, less than a day later.
serving up crawfish to help the service industry
Chevron employees are constantly showing the power of human energy and contributing to their communities in many different ways. Chevron Geologist Hunter Berch turned his hunger for crawfish into a successful fundraiser. He created a virtual crawfish boil and in 24 hours sold 100 pounds of crawfish. With the fundraiser and the Chevron match program, Hunter raised more than $1,000 for the Southern Smoke Foundation, a charity that supports food and beverage industry workers during crises and has distributed millions of dollars to assist Houston-based workers affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
chevron’s response to COVID-19
Published: May 2020