protecting the environment

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Protecting the environment takes dedicated people, effective processes and leading technologies.

Our environment strategy endeavors to further our ability to help protect and enhance biodiversity, manage waste generation and circularity, reduce air emissions, manage water resources and manage asset retirement requirements.


environmental stewardship

Four Chevron employees wearing hard hats at water's edge.

Chevron personnel in the Mid-Continent business unit in Texas use our Water Operations Management Tool to enter water composition and volume levels, which indicates when sufficient recycled water is ready for reuse in oil operations.


Water is vital to our operations as we develop and supply energy around the world. We aim to drive efficient and responsible water use, reuse, recycling and conservation. Chevron recognizes that collaboration with the communities where we operate is important to strengthening water stewardship.


We support biodiversity through our values, performance, communication, and engagement. Through our Operational Excellence Management System (OEMS), we work to identify and manage potential impacts our operations and activities may have on the natural environment and the ecosystem services relied upon by communities.

operational excellence management system

Operational excellence (OE) puts into action our Chevron Way value of protecting people and the environment and helps us achieve Chevron’s vision to be the global energy company most admired for its people, partnership and performance. Operational Excellence Management System (OEMS) is how we systematically manage risk and comply with legal requirements across OE focus areas Through the OEMS, our leaders engage employees and contractors to build and sustain our OE culture and deliver OE performance.