protecting the environment
enhancing environmental stewardship
We are dedicated to preserving a robust and diverse natural environment wherever we operate.
environmental management company
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.
our systematic approach to environmental management
The environment is one of the six focus areas of our Operational Excellence Management System (OEMS), which puts into action our Chevron Way value to protect people and the environment. The OE objective for the Environment Focus Area establishes the priority for our global operations to assess and manage their significant environmental risks across the life of our assets.
Chevron has nine environmental standards, which apply a consistent level of rigor in managing the environmental aspects of our business. The corporate standards include Third-Party Waste Stewardship, Site Residual Impact Management and Health, Environment and Safety Property Transfer.
We also have six Upstream-specific environmental performance standards (EPSs) for managing air emissions, flaring and venting, natural resources (including water and land use), offshore drilling fluids and cuttings, produced water and waste management. These EPSs are applied across our Upstream business and capital projects and provide uniform standards and operating practices.
We believe climate change is real and human activity contributes to it. We take prudent and cost-effective actions to manage climate change business risks, pursue opportunities to lower our emissions and develop lower-carbon energy. Managing climate change risks is an important element of our strategic focus to return superior value to stockholders. We believe Chevron’s governance, risk management and strategy processes mitigate risk and capture low-carbon business opportunities associated with climate change. We share the concerns of governments and the public about climate change and recognize the ﬁndings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that the use of fossil fuels contributes to increases in global temperatures. We see the Paris Agreement as a step forward to meeting this global challenge.
our framework for decision making
We proactively consider climate change in our business decisions and are committed to working with policymakers to design balanced and transparent greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reductions policies that address environmental goals and ensure consumers have access to affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy.
key ESG actions
Each year, we highlight key actions that reﬂect our company's values and demonstrate our commitment to long-term sustainability.