Empower People

empowering peoplewe put people at the center of everything we do

chevron's response to COVID-19

Chevron has mobilized local, regional and global teams to address the pandemic’s impact on the company and to proactively address potential risks.

We strive to empower people around the world to improve their lives and meet their full potential. This effort includes promoting diversity & inclusion, creating prosperity, respecting human rights and contributing to the SDGs in the communities where we operate.

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promoting diversity and inclusion

we believe diverse thinking and an inclusive work environment encourages human ingenuity and creative problem-solving

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Lead Construction Engineer Laura Kezar, Chief Diversity Officer Lee Jourdan, Product Supply and Operations Trading Manager Shari Ruelas and Earth Scientist Kat Hoffman demonstrate the “Balance for Better” pose at the 2019 International Women’s Day celebration in Houston.

Erin McGregor
"I don't consider Chevron's employee networks as just another aspect of diversity and inclusion; I see it as an integral part of a culture that allows employees to bring their authentic selves to work every day."

Erin McGregor

Human Resources Communications Lead

people are our most important resource

At Chevron, we believe the most creative solutions emerge in an environment where diverse voices are heard, ideas are considered, bold thinking is valued and people can grow into their fullest potential. This approach is a facet of The Chevron Way that reflects our commitment to engage our people in ways that help them thrive and innovate. Our commitment to active inclusivity is evident in our operations around the world. For example, a new employee network in Kazakhstan builds camaraderie between nationals and the expatriate community. An employee network in Australia promotes understanding and respect between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal cultures. In Nigeria, we strive to build teams with workers from different tribal affiliations.


Chevron received the top score by Disability Equality Index and was recognized as one of the best places in the U.S. for disability inclusion

engaging employees to improve performance

The work environment at Chevron continually evolves to maximize the employee experience and drive high performance. Our culture of well-being motivates employees to work safely and productively. Chevron has several methods to engage employees, collect input and improve our performance. For more than 30 years, we have conducted an annual company-wide employee survey to measure and improve our culture and business results. In 2019, our internal scores were among the best in the industry, and this year, the survey had the highest response rate in recent history. In addition to the survey, our Human Resource Committee reviews workforce demographics to monitor diversity progress. We also obtain employee feedback through our Ombuds program, which provides a safe, confidential and neutral place to express concerns and develop solutions, including issues related to employee engagement and The Chevron Way values and culture.

"Attracting and developing individuals with different talents, ideas and experiences is needed to solve the world's most complex challenges. Our greatest resource is the inspiration, creativity and ingenuity of our people."

Lee Jourdan

Chief Diversity Officer

partnering with MIT to enhance our workforce

To win in any environment, we need to prepare our leaders for a future that will rely heavily on digital tools and concepts. In 2019, we launched a partnership with the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) to sponsor employees interested in pursuing a Master of Science degree focused on digital technology, management and data analytics. Sixteen Chevron employees from Kazakhstan, Nigeria and the U.S. enrolled in fall 2019. MIT faculty works with these employees and Chevron leadership to identify ways that digital technology can help solve challenges facing the energy industry.

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Advancing diversity at all levels of the company

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Employees bring essential value to our business

supplier diversity

We’re promoting an inclusive business environment, one supplier at a time

creating prosperity

creating prosperity

The SHIKHON Project in Bangladesh, a collaboration between Chevron and Save the Children, provided more than 1,800 children in 46 villages with early education opportunities near our areas of operation in 2019.

We strive to empower people around the world to improve their lives, achieve their aspirations and meet their full potential.

At Chevron, we work to make the world a better place. Our partnerships and investments in health, education and economic development advance progress and strengthen communities.

the path ahead

The countries and territories in which we operate present widely varying challenges and opportunities in meeting our goal: to make human progress a reality for those without access to reliable, affordable and ever-cleaner energy everywhere we work. Partnerships are core to our business and enable us to achieve more together, which is why we work with local stakeholders, governments and NGOs who can bring their expertise to our projects, augment our reach and improve our results. Our commitments to help reduce poverty, drive economic and social opportunity and prepare the workforce of the future drives us to continually improve.

our approach

At Chevron, we define the energy challenge in human terms. Modern life depends on reliable, affordable and ever-cleaner energy, and we are doing our part to provide access to people without it today. We work together with governments, communities and business leaders to help the communities we operate in prosper. We are proud of the gains we have made in promoting health, economic development and education around the world.


Building a better world requires promoting the well-being of its people and enhancing their ability to lead meaningful lives. We participate in several programs that improve the health of the communities where we operate.

community health

We are focused on contributing to employee and community health and well-being


Our investments in education are long-term and far-reaching, and our support for science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) education helps communities prosper and gives everyone partnership in the process. We work to create innovative education programs that position the next generation of problem solvers to tackle the most complex challenges of the future.


Improving instruction in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) to help communities thrive

university partnerships

Working with colleges and universities to develop talented students and teachers and help achieve a more technically proficient global workforce

STEM education partners and programs

Working with our partners, we take a comprehensive approach to education investments by getting students excited about STEM and encouraging them to purse STEM courses and careers

economic growth

Our global social impact initiatives aim to ignite and inspire new possibilities for women, families and communities. By investing in programs that provide support for small businesses and entrepreneurs with financial health training and soft skills training, we are supporting the current and future health and prosperity of the communities where we operate.

economic development

We work with communities and partners to make social investments in programs that promote self-sufficiency, job growth and economic development

building local capacity

We contribute to the communities where we live and work by creating jobs, developing and sourcing from local suppliers, and employing local workforces

respecting human rights

Respecting human rights is central to who we are, what we do and how we work.
Dale Walsh
"Our success is driven by our people and their commitment to get results the right way.”

Dale Walsh

Vice President, Corporate Affairs


contributing to the SDGs

we work to advance the UN’s sustainable development goals as part of our commitment to enable human progress around the world

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The Jibika project, launched in 2015 as part of our Bangladesh Partnership Initiative, has provided leadership training and economic opportunities for nearly 800 women.

Dee Bourbon
"It is amazing to see what a difference our investments make in the community. It's important work; we make valuable contributions to building strong, sustainable communities."

Dee Bourbon

Corporate Affairs Advisor, Eurasia Pacific

We are proud to contribute to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which we view as a system of targets and objectives that build on each other to achieve a more sustainable future and make progress toward the global 2030 agenda. We believe the next decade will be full of partnership, action and growth, and we are well-positioned to be part of the solution: Chevron is a company full of doers with a long history of solving complex challenges, and we will continue to innovate for the future.


meeting the 2030 global agenda will require partnership, innovation and action; we are well-positioned to be part of the solution