protecting the environment

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We work to deliver the energy the world needs while protecting the environment.

Protecting the environment while providing affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy takes commitment supported by effective processes, leading technologies, and dedicated people. Our environmental and energy transition efforts focus on lowering the carbon intensity of our operations, building lower carbon businesses, supporting well-designed climate policy, responsible water management, and biodiversity, while using our Operational Excellence Management System to manage risk.


advancing a lower carbon future

lower the carbon intensity of our operations

We’re taking actions to reduce the carbon intensity of our operations, with a focus on energy and methane management.

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grow lower carbon businesses

To help advance a lower carbon future, we intend to grow lower carbon businesses in renewable fuels and products, hydrogen, carbon capture, utilization, and storage, offsets and emerging lower carbon opportunities.

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chevron supports well-designed climate policy

Chevron supports the Paris Agreement and is committed to addressing climate change while continuing to deliver energy that supports society. Climate policy should achieve emissions reductions as efficiently and effectively as possible, at the least cost to economies.

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enhancing 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.


Using water responsibly is integral to our values, environmental policy, and practices. Conserving and protecting water resources is essential for the communities where we operate and for our business. Using water responsibly is an important part of being a good partner in the communities where we work. We protect this critical natural resource through our risk-based management systems, processes, and standards.


We support biodiversity through our values, performance, communication, and engagement. We understand that humans and the natural environment interact with each other in various ways. Ecosystems perform many functions in supporting sustainable economic development. Through our Operational Excellence Management System, 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

We instill a culture of operational excellence (OE) that places the highest priority on the safety and health of our workforce and on the protection of communities, the environment, and our assets. We are committed to continually improving our environmental performance and reducing the potential impacts of our operations through the implementation of our Operational Excellence Management System (OEMS).