Turtles on beach, Chevron is dedicated to preserving the environment and wildlife

protecting the environment

we work to deliver the energy that the world needs while protecting the environment

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We disclose our performance data annually, on topics like our global employee diversity and energy efficiency including air, waste and water metrics.

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addressing climate change

We are committed to addressing climate change by lowering carbon intensity cost efficiently, increasing renewables in support of our business, and investing in breakthrough technologies.

“We are seeking to change the energy equation while delivering affordable, reliable and ever-cleaner energy. We will achieve this responsibly by managing costs, improving our operations and investing in breakthrough technologies.”

Daniel Droog

Vice President, Energy Transition

addressing climate change by the numbers


pledged to the OGCI Climate Investment fund


in carbon capture and storage project investments in Australia and Canada


committed to Chevron Technology Ventures to set up the Future Energy Fund launched in 2018


reduction of methane emissions from Chevron's U.S. onshore production operations since 2013

leading in the future of energy

Chevron shares society’s concerns about climate change and is developing scalable solutions to address this global challenge. As a leader in the evolving future of energy, Chevron is committed to improving efficiency, driving collaboration and leveraging our generations of problem solvers to manage climate risks. We support the Paris Agreement as a step forward and encourage practical actions that deliver tangible results in answering the world’s demands, including more energy and a cleaner environment. Chevron’s focuses on the following areas to address the energy transition and climate change: lowering our carbon intensity cost efficiently, increasing use of renewables in support of our business and investing in the future targeting breakthrough technologies.

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lower carbon intensity cost efficiently

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increase renewables in support of our business

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invest in the future targeting breakthrough technologies

created Future Energy Fund and developed carbon capture and sequestration technologies in Australia

Our priority of protecting the environment is not new to Chevron.
It is deeply rooted in who we are and what we value: The Chevron Way.

enhancing transparency with investors and stakeholders

Our strong governance practices provide a framework for enhancing transparency related to climate change. For example, in response to growing interest from our investors and stakeholders, Chevron voluntarily published three dedicated climate reports in 2017, 2018 and 2019 over the last three years, largely using the recommendations of the Task Force for Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD). These reports explain our strategic decision-making approach as it relates to climate change-related risks and opportunities, including our ongoing evaluations of our portfolio and future investments. As we’ve shared in our reports, these evaluations confirm that our mature and diverse portfolio is resilient in many scenarios and our asset mix enables us to be flexible in response to potential changes.

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Learn more about how Chevron is addressing climate change and more about the Energy Transition.

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our framework for decision making

“We proactively consider climate change risks and opportunities in our business decisions. We have the experience, processes and governance in place to manage these climate risks and opportunities, and we are equipped to deliver industry leading results and superior stockholder value in any business environment.”

Mike Wirth

Chairman of the Board and CEO

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Read about the framework we use to think about climate change in relation to our industry, and specifically in relation to our business.

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This report highlights work we are doing to address climate change risks to our business and new opportunities we are pursuing.

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enhancing environmental stewardship

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We protect the environment through innovative and responsible operations

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Chevron technicians Ginny Ng (left) and Liam Fleay inspect equipment from the Gorgon Project used to inject and store CO2 into the Dupuy Formation, a deep reservoir unit more than two kilometers under Barrow Island.

“Success in environmental stewardship comes down to increasing effectiveness by reducing complexity and adding capability to help Chevron achieve clean, safe and reliable operations.”

Michael McDonald

Environmental Team Lead

We pursue innovations that improve our environmental performance across our operations. This commitment to sustainability is built into the way we manage our work. Our Operational Excellence Management System establishes standards and objectives that extend from the corporate level to local management, allowing our businesses to focus on the localized risks and potential environmental issues at specific operating locations.

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greenhouse gases

We’re taking steps to manage greenhouse gases (GHGs)

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We recognize the value of water as a fundamental societal, environmental and economic resource

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air emissions

Emissions of air pollutants, including criteria pollutants (NOX, SOX and particulate matter), volatile organic compounds and hazardous air pollutants

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Natural diversity in ecosystems is essential to human life and plays an important role in sustainable development

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Decommissioning, remediation, reclamation and/or abandonment of sites and facilities

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Management of all types of solid waste regardless of hazardous classification
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Management of all types of domestic and process wastewater, including produced water
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accidental releases

Unplanned releases including petroleum and chemical spills and releases of hazardous vapors

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energy efficiency

Energy use throughout Chevron’s operations and facilities

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responsible water management

We conserve and protect water resources using a risk-based approach

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

“Turning what was before wastewater into a reusable resource is good water management, is good for the Permian and is good for our business. It’s an exciting leap forward.”

Abdul Sule

Water Operations Supervisor

protecting natural resources

Clean water is a fundamental societal, environmental and economic resource and essential for the communities where we operate and our business. We protect this critical natural resource through our risk-based water management systems, processes and standards. Using water responsibly is an important part of being a good partner in the communities where we work.

To ensure that we are using water responsibly, we:

  • Consider water conservation and efficiency in key decisions.
  • Strive to conserve, reuse and recycle water in water-constrained areas.
  • Use appropriate metrics to report on water use.
  • Engage with governments, partners, local communities and other stakeholders on significant water resource issues in areas where we operate.
  • Build partnerships and industry initiatives to promote best practices, develop industry standards and shape policy for water resources.

operational excellence

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).

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.

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To drive consistency in meeting our Environment Focus Area expectations, we have an Environmental Stewardship (ES) process. The ES process directs our businesses to create an inventory of how their activities interact with the environment. These environmental aspects and their related potential impacts are then used to identify, assess and prioritize environmental risk and improvement opportunities.
In addition to our ES process, we have an Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessment (ESHIA) process. Our ESHIA process is designed to consistently identify and address potentially significant project-related environmental, social and health impacts. Since its inception in 2007, we have used our ESHIA process in the planning and implementation for capital projects worldwide.

Chevron has eight 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 and Site Residual Impact Management.

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.

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