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Goal 3: Ensure Healthy Lives

3.1)   By 2030, reduce the global maternal mortality ratio to less than 70 per 100,000 live births

Chevron's latest collaboration with Texas Children's Hospital (TCH) and Baylor College of Medicine (BCM) focuses on members of the Wayúu indigenous community in La Guajira, Colombia, one of the country's most impoverished states. The $1.5 million, five-year pediatric health care program called SAIL (Salud y Autosuficiencia Indígenas en La Guajira) aims to decrease the high morbidity and mortality rates for children and mothers in this remote area. Chevron has been producing natural gas in the area for nearly 40 years. 

3.3)   By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, water-borne diseases and other communicable diseases

In 2005, Chevron was the first oil and gas company to institute a global HIV/AIDS policy for employees. Chevron's HIV/AIDS policy focuses on delivering customized workplace- and community-based education, awareness building, prevention (including confidential counseling and testing) and treatment programs across the company's worldwide operations. In Angola and Nigeria, we implement voluntary internal prevention of mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) programs. Through these programs, Chevron has achieved remarkable impact: Chevron has received no reports of mother-to-child transmission of HIV among its employees or qualified dependents participating in PMTCT programs since 2005 in Angola and 2001 in Nigeria.In 2011, Chevron embarked on a mission to help prevent mother-to-child transmission (PMTCT) of HIV through partnerships with Pact, Born Free Africa (BFA) and the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria (The Global Fund).

  • Pact: Through its partnership with Pact in the Nigerian state of Bayelsa, Chevron has established a community-based and government-supported PMTCT outreach program across the state. Key metrics of success include: 624 individuals trained on the latest state-of-the-art PMTCT approaches and techniques; 185,286 individuals have been reached with PMTCT messaging; and 46,513 pregnant women have taken HIV tests, received their results, and been counselled at health facilities.
  • Born Free Africa: Chevron partners with BFA to empower the Nigerian federal and state governments to lead their own HIV responses, setting concrete targets to reduce mother-to-child HIV transmission, and develop a plan to get there. By working with members of the Nigerian government and the international donor community, as well as local implementing partners, this investment is increasing services for the prevention of mother-to-child transmission. (PMTCT) of HIV in Nasarawa, Bayelsa and Rivers states.  Key metrics of success include: 670 health clinics are now providing PMTCT services; 220,077 pregnant women have been tested for HIV in these three states, and of them, 4.4% tested positive; and 7,425 pregnant women living with HIV have been initiated onto antiretrovirals (ARVS) in these states
  • The Global Fund: Since 2008, Chevron has partnered with The Global Fund, directing $60 million to programs in Angola, Nigeria, South Africa, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. Chevron is The Global Fund’s inaugural Corporate Champion and one of its largest single corporate partners. Chevron’s support of The Global Fund has contributed to 9.6 million lives saved.

Goal 7: Ensure Energy for All

7.2)   By 2030, increase substantially the share of renewable energy in the global energy mix

Chevron is one of the world's leading producers of geothermal energy, which is created by the heat of the earth and has almost no greenhouse gas emissions. In Indonesia and the Philippines, Chevron supplies enough geothermal energy to meet the needs of millions of people in these countries. The technologies and processes used in geothermal production have much in common with those for oil and gas. Chevron uses its experience in reservoir characterization and safe, efficient drilling to produce this renewable resource.

Chevron Geothermal Indonesia, Ltd., manages two large geothermal projects in Indonesia—Darajat and Salak, both on the island of Java. The output from our Darajat and Salak geothermal operations provides steam to two power plants with a total capacity of 647 megawatts. In the Philippines, the Philippines Geothermal Production Company (in which Chevron has a 40 percent interest) produces steam energy for the Tiwi and Mak-Ban geothermal power plants in southern Luzon, which have a combined capacity of 692 megawatts.

Goal 8: Promote Economic Growth & Decent Work

8.5)   By 2030, achieve full and productive employment and decent work for all women and men, including for young people and persons with disabilities, and equal pay for work of equal value

Many of Chevron's economic development projects focus on promoting equality and economic empowerment for women. Chevron partners with local nonprofits and nongovernmental organizations to provide microloans, financial education and job training for women. The company believes that when women are empowered, whole families see the benefits, and it thinks those benefits have positive effects upon future generations. Since 2011, more than 10,000 women throughout Latin America have received job training, skills development and small business microloans through Chevron-supported women’s empowerment programs.

  • In 2008, Chevron and Banauge, a nonprofit civil association, formed Venezuela’s first entrepreneur network for women, called Empremujer, which has provided microloans and business development training to almost 4,100 women over the last four years.
  • In Argentina, Chevron partners with the Other Voices Foundation (Fundación Otras Voces), a nongovernmental organization, to support Entrepreneurs in Action (Emprendedoras en Acción). The program provides training in accounting, marketing, and business and personal development as well as other support. Program participants are women from poor neighborhoods in the city of Neuquén who want to establish cooking and sewing enterprises that enable them to support their families. From 2013 through 2014, Chevron's support helped nearly 200 women participate in Entrepreneurs in Action.
  • In 2014 Chevron launched its support of the Rede Asta Network in Brazil. The organization helps female artisans in low-income areas build small businesses through training, forming production networks and setting up sales channels to sell crafts. Chevron employee volunteers conduct workshops with the network to improve business management skills with a goal of increasing sales by 35 percent by the end of 2015. Of the 48 small businesses assisted by the network, our investment in 2014 helped support 11 small businesses involving 55 women.

Goal 15: Protect Ecosystems

15.1)   By 2020, ensure conservation , restoration and sustainable use of terrestrial and inland freshwater ecosystems and their services, in particular forests, wetlands, mountains and drylands, in line with obligations under international agreements

Natural diversity in ecosystems provides many benefits to human life. Yet biological diversity, or biodiversity, faces threats in many places. Chevron recognizes the importance of conserving biodiversity. In all of its operations, Chevron strives to conserve biodiversity by avoiding and reducing potential harm to sensitive species, habitats and ecosystems. This commitment is exemplified in Chevron Australia’s Gorgon Project on Barrow Island, a Class A Nature Reserve, which is home to 24 species and subspecies found nowhere else on Earth. Chevron Australia’s key environmental objective is to protect the conservation values and maintain the biodiversity of Barrow Island and its surrounding waters.

In response to the risk of introducing non-indigenous (non-native) species to Barrow Island, Chevron has developed a comprehensive Quarantine Management System (QMS) aimed at protecting Barrow Island and its surrounding waters. The Western Australian Environmental Protection Authority considers the QMS ‘likely to be world’s best practice’. Quarantine management prevents the introduction of non-indigenous animals and plants that could potentially establish on the island, predate native species or compete with them for food, water and shelter.  Together with the broader scientific community, specialist environmental consultants and relevant government regulatory agencies, Chevron has developed a system to screen more than 10 million employee meals, 55,000 shipping containers, and 335,000 passengers to Barrow Island. As a result, there have been zero introductions or proliferations of nonindigenous species on the island or in its surrounding waters since the Gorgon Project began. 

Goal 17: Strengthen Means of Implementation

17.17)   Encourage and promote effective public, public-private and civil society partnerships, building on experience and resourcing strategies of partnerships

Chevron is one of the leading pioneers in public-private partnerships and continues to innovate in this space. Its journey began when it established the Angola Partnership Initiative (API) in 2002 [AM1] , partnering with international aid agencies such as USAID and UNDP to help rebuild Angola after years of civil war. The initiative focused on development programs to improve health and education, build the capacity of Angolan non-governmental organizations and government development agencies, and help reduce poverty through agribusiness and the development of micro, small and medium-size enterprises. Chevron has continued to improve and refine its partnership model, and now has active public-private partnerships in many countries, including major initiatives in the U.S., Kazakhstan, Nigeria, Bangladesh, and Thailand. Chevron aims to encourage and promote effective public-private partnerships by sharing its learnings and best practices with others in the development and business communities.