Sustainability Focal Points

In 2014, Chevron Phillips Chemical conducted an assessment with employees, communities, industry, customers and owners as well as governments and non-governmental organizations (NGOs) relevant to our business to understand what sustainability issues are most important to our success and most pressing to them.

Creating this dialogue allowed us to:

  • Gain insight into social, environmental and governance issues facing the company;
  • Aggregate and prioritize sustainability concerns and expectations;
  • Assess whether the company is appropriately allocating resources for the most effective and impactful sustainability performance; and
  • Meet international best practices in corporate sustainability reporting.

The feedback we received during this assessment reinforced that our core values of safety, mutual respect, integrity and performance are equally important to people across our value chain. At the same time, it was eye-opening in many ways. It revealed challenges in varying areas of our business that we must address to achieve sustainable growth, such as our fresh water usage and the need to further diversify our talent pipeline. Ultimately, we distilled the feedback into these seven sustainability focal points that will be our focus moving forward:

Health & Safety

The health and safety of our employees, contractors, neighbors and customers who are in our facilities and communities is of paramount importance to us.

Resource Efficiency

We aim to reduce usage of all resources required to manufacture our products. This commitment includes implementing corporate practices to more efficiently use energy, water, and raw materials, which affect the company’s environmental footprint, social contributions and profitability.

​Emissions

We track and work to reduce the emissions generated through the lifecycle of our products. This includes the sourcing and transportation of raw materials, generation during production, transportation to direct customers, and the use of the products through the end or renewal of their life.

Integrity & Compliance

Compliance with financial, environmental and societal laws and regulations is a foundation of our identity. The integrity with which we meet our compliance obligations and the level of ethics we require of our employees, suppliers and customers ensure we maintain our license to operate.

Product Responsibility

We consider and communicate the health, safety and environmental impacts of our products, including factors such as intended use, expected product lifetime, durability, reuse, recyclability and beneficial disposition.

​Social Enrichment

We value our employees and communities by promoting local volunteerism and investments as well as emphasizing open communication and trusting relationships. Building a diverse workforce and inclusive company culture enables us to attract and retain highly qualified, diverse employees to fuel the innovation and creativity for a sustainable competitive advantage.

Economic Performance

The company’s driver for corporate sustainability is to provide value to our stakeholders.