5 Things to Know About Our Newly-Released Sustainability Report

5 Things to Know About Our Newly-Released Sustainability Report

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Monday, June 20, 2022 - 1:15pm

CONTENT: Blog

The 2021 Corporate Sustainability Report details Chevron’s efforts accelerating a lower carbon future. Such efforts range from water efficiency in targeted regions to promoting racial equality in the United States.

The report, which was made public in May, details our efforts accelerating energy advancements.

why it matters

The report demonstrates our progress in providing affordable, reliable, and ever-cleaner energy that is essential to the modern world for a lower carbon future.

 

1. environmental efforts

We continue to lead in methane management in our U.S. operations, particularly in the Permian, where our methane intensity is 85% lower than the basin average.

2. new energy

Chevron in August 2021 introduced a New Energies unit. Its mission is to accelerate lower carbon solutions for our customers.

3. water recycling

At our El Segundo Refinery in California, we are finding ways to reuse water. We’ve increased the use of recycled water by 8% in the past three years. The amount of fresh water saved was enough to meet the daily water needs of up to 90,000 people in the Los Angeles Basin.

4. protective by design

When we operate near sensitive habitats, we design our facilities to help protect them when possible.

For instance, while planning a development near Dagger Lake in New Mexico, we circumvented a designated habitat area for the lesser prairie chicken. We did so by strategically selecting well pad locations that avoided them.

“I feel fortunate to work for a company that is proactive and places a high value on incorporating environmental considerations into our construction and operations,” said Lee Higgins, a senior health, safety and environment specialist in our Mid-Continent business unit.

“Establishing Chevron’s approach up front enables further implementation of our Protective by Design concept.

5. diversity and inclusion

We continued evolving our diversity and inclusion strategy by enhancing programs and resources. We also worked to advance our racial equity commitments.

The full report is available here.