In the Community
Chevron seeks to build partnerships that support the economic and social fabric of the communities where we work. In 2015, Chevron invested more than £1 million in support of community organisations and the development of United Kingdom talent through its support of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM) subjects, university partnerships and technical apprenticeship programmes.
Addressing Basic Human Needs
In Scotland, Chevron partners with Instant Neighbour, a charity that takes a hands-on approach to tackling poverty. Chevron sponsors their Christmas ‘Giving Tree’ program, which mobilizes Aberdeen’s citizens, including Chevron employees, to purchase gifts for disadvantaged children in the community. In 2015, volunteers gave 400 hours of their time to package more than 6,000 gifts.
Chevron works with local charities like Instant Neighbour to support Aberdeen's most vulnerable citizens.
Chevron also supports the Aberdeen Cyrenians, a charity that provides services for homeless people in the area. Through volunteering, Chevron’s employees help the organization’s ‘Street Alternatives’ programme, providing support on a weekly basis to cook and serve food for the homeless. We also run annual food drives to donate non-perishable food items for distribution through their local food bank.
Supporting Education and Developing Capability
Chevron has developed strategic partnerships with the University of Aberdeen and Heriot-Watt University in Edinburgh as part of our University Partnerships and Association Relations (UPAR) group. UPAR forms relationships with colleges, universities and associations around the world to provide scholarships, grants and contributions to help build tomorrow’s energy workforce.
As a long-term supporter of the Oil and Gas Technical Apprentice Programme, Chevron invests in one of the most successful apprenticeship schemes of its kind. We work closely with OPITO, the skills organisation for oil and gas, who manage the programme on behalf of the industry’s operating companies to develop suitably skilled, trained and motivated technicians.
Chevron volunteers visit local schools to engage with the next generation of talent.
We focus on supporting programs that teach young people the science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) skills needed for careers in the energy industry. Through our support of TechFest, we offer students Maths Masterclasses taught by industry professionals and academics. In addition, we support the organization’s ‘STEM in the Pipeline’ and ‘Maths in the Pipeline’ programmes. Annually, Chevron also supports the TechFest Festival, a 23 day programme of science and technology events, workshops and shows across Aberdeen and northeast Scotland. In 2015, Chevron’s work with TechFest reached an audience of over 55,000 people.
Chevron's employees support the development of U.K. talent by encouraging interest in science, technology, engineering and maths through the '3 Minute Challenge'.
Chevron sponsors the Scottish Council for Development and Industry's Young Engineers Clubs. This program has played a key role in inspiring young people towards STEM careers. There are currently more than 1,300 clubs in the network, with a membership of over 26,000 boys and girls between the ages of 10 and 17. We participate in the Young Engineers and Science Clubs annual event where employees from our business use our interactive ‘3 Minute Challenge’ to test the young students’ skills.
We also work with Live Wire Productions, a social enterprise theatre company that runs interactive workshops in schools. Through their ‘Keeping Safe’ initiative, which focuses on helping children take responsibility for their own safety, Chevron has engaged with over 85 schools across Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire, and reached approximately 4,500 children over the course of the programme.
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