Health, Environment and Safety
Strong foundation includes exemplary HES performance
Our goal at Chevron Canada and worldwide in Chevron Corporation is to deliver Operational Excellence. To us that means achieving world class performance through the systematic management of safety, health, environment, reliability and efficiency.
True Operational Excellence involves a profound shift in thinking and acting, not just staying the course. The goal is to think beyond the goal of world class to the goal of zero incidents. At Chevron Canada, we firmly believe strong business performance starts with strong health, environment and safety performance.
OE is the first strategy of the company cited worldwide and this is not by accident. Its importance precedes all others. This provides an answer to the commonly asked question "What takes priority – production, cost or safety?"
We systematically manage OE in order to:
- Achieve an injury-free workplace.
- Eliminate spills and environmental incidents.
- Identify and mitigate key environmental risks.
- Promote a healthy workplace and mitigate significant health risks.
- Operate incident free with industry-leading asset reliability.
- Maximize the efficient use of resources and assets.
We have a process for the systematic management of OE called the Operational Excellence Management System (OEMS). Business unit champions and corporate consultants support the implementation. We promote learning and sharing through a number of OE networks and forums. Web based tools provide 24/7 collaboration and repositories for alerts and best practices. The best of the best practices are shared monthly with the CEO and his reports right down through the entire organization. Recognition and accountability are highly visible. We extend expectations we have of ourselves to our partners and contractors.
We believe a world-class corporate culture can emerge if leaders are accountable for:
- Delivering a compelling OE vision, objectives and results.
- Personally leading the Management System Process.
- Visible, credible and competent commitment.
- Demonstrating care and concern through personal engagement of 100 percent of the workforce.
We also continually:
- Ask employees to examine for themselves why it is important to work safe.
- Ask questions that express care and concern.
- Take employee concerns seriously and follow up with action.
- Stop work and reinforce employee authority to stop work.
- Set an expectation for every employee to be involved in OE.
When we do all of these things right, they build on each other to achieve our ultimate objective – zero incidents. That means everyone goes home safe and sound.