newschevron's response to covid-19
At Chevron, we operate in many parts of the world and see the effects COVID-19 is having on communities where our employees live and work. Our thoughts are with every human affected by this pandemic. During this unprecedented time, Chevron is committed to protecting our customers and supporting our workforce while helping those affected and supporting healthcare workers on the frontlines of the pandemic. The world is going to come out of this stronger than ever, because of human energy.
Chairman and CEO, Chevron
human energy in action
Across Chevron, employees are demonstrating the power of human energy by doing extraordinary things during this extraordinary time – these are some of their stories.
helping stranded students
Social responsibility doesn’t stop during a crisis.?When the COVID-19 pandemic impacted a recent flight from Warsaw, Poland, it left 60 students stranded far from home in Central Kazakhstan. Colleagues at our joint venture Tengizchevroil (TCO) responded to a call from local government and arranged for the transportation of the students back home using its chartered aircraft. With the power of human energy, all of the students were flown home and reunited with their families, in Western Kazakhstan, less than a day later.
using facilities to produce hand sanitizer
Facing a shortage of hand sanitizer in France, French authorities reached out to companies to help facilitate its production and distribution. Colleagues at Chevron Oronite Labs Gonfreville answered the call, using part of their facility to produce the needed hand sanitizer. Following a recipe provided by the World Health Organization, the facility is producing an average of 70L of hand sanitizer per week and will continue to do so as long as there is demand.
delivering 170,000 masks to our workforce
In January, Teresa Lim, Chevron regional category manager for Lubricants in the Asia Pacific, was asked to source face masks for Chevron employees in China and Hong Kong, at a time when there were nearly no masks to be found. Working together with a cross-functional team from Chevron Health & Medical, Finance, IP Procurement and mailroom colleagues, Teresa and team were able to secure a supplier, navigate strict shipping restrictions and streamline procurement to source more than 170,000 masks to help keep Chevron employees safe.
maintaining a healthy workplace
At Chevron, protecting the health and safety of our global workforce and their families has always been a top priority, especially during times of crisis. As we navigate these unprecedented times, we continue taking steps to connect employees with resources that support their health and well-being, such as offering alternative work schedules, virtual health visits and mobile app access to various HR services where possible.
Because this crisis can cause added stress and anxiety, we’ve also expanded mental health services via secure video, confidential consulting services and online resilience programs. When the time is right, our workforce will return to its typical form in stages, with the health and safety of our people remaining the top priority.
We are committed to providing customers with quality fuels and products in a safe environment. Beyond the Chevron app that lets customers pay for fuel right from their vehicle, we’ve taken many additional steps to ensure the health and safety of the people we help power.
We believe in the power of humanity to solve any challenge. Together with our global partners, Chevron is enacting a series of social investment and support initiatives to help communities and nonprofits address the COVID-19 crisis.
support for humanitarian efforts
february 10 China women’s development foundation
march 17 fuel discounts at Singapore caltex stations
march 30 $500,000 to keep kids learning initiative
april 1 $1.2 million USD (AUD $2 million) to western australia
april 8 surgical masks and face shields to health organizations
april 15 $1 million in fuel gift cards
chevron on current market conditionssecuring our future
The COVID-19 pandemic is a trying time for the entire world, in a large part due to the economic impact. But human energy will prevail. At Chevron, it’s the ingenuity, creativity and leadership of our people that makes us strong to withstand this crisis and that will make our future even stronger.
Across the company, operations are still steady. We’re taking actions to build more efficiencies that help protect our financial foundation and long-term value, such as using AI technology and data analytics to drive logistics, increase efficiency and lower costs.
“With an industry leading balance sheet and a flexible capital program, we believe Chevron is resilient and positioned to withstand this challenging environment,” said Chevron Chairman and CEO Michael Wirth. “Given the decline in commodity prices, we are taking actions expected to preserve cash, support our balance sheet strength, lower short-term production and preserve long-term value.”
Updated: April 2020