protecting the environment

We protect the environment through responsible design, development, operations and asset retirement.

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. 

chevron’s environmental principles

We have four environmental principles that define how we develop energy in an environmentally responsible manner across the life of our assets: 

1. Include the environment in decision making

We all make decisions that may affect the environment. From our everyday actions to major capital investments, we make better decisions when we consider the environment.

2. Reduce our environmental footprint

We use our business processes to identify and manage risks to the environment and reduce potential environmental impacts throughout the life of our assets.

3. Operate responsibly

We apply our Tenets of Operation and improve reliability and process safety to prevent accidental releases.

4. Steward our sites

We work to decommission, remediate and reclaim operating and legacy sites with the aim of beneficial reuse.