environment

environment

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

protecting the environment

we work to deliver the energy the world needs with less environmental impact

We are taking actions to protect the environment. By enhancing our environmental stewardship and addressing climate change, we deliver the energy the world needs with less environmental impact.

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We constantly strive to measure, report and improve our sustainability performance.

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addressing climate change

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 ?ndings 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.

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lower carbon intensity

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increase renewables

in support of our business
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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.

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climate change resilience

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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update to climate change resilience

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

We are dedicated to preserving a robust and diverse natural environment wherever we operate.

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greenhouse gases

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

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water

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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biodiversity

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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waste

Management of all types of solid waste regardless of hazardous classification
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wastewater

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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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.

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 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.

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key ESG actions

Each year, we highlight key actions that re?ect our company's values and demonstrate our commitment to long-term sustainability.

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chevron protects biodiversity

Chevron has instituted a strict quarantine management system to protect biodiversity on Barrow Island. In addition to being a Class A nature preserve, the island off Western Australia is also home to Chevron’s massive Gorgon natural gas development project.

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