04 July 2013, Sweetcrude, Lagos, Nigeria: Chevron Nigeria has launched its 2012 Corporate Responsibility Report. The report highlights how in the past year, the company has contributed to the social and economic development of Nigeria, through effective partnerships with various stakeholders.
“The report shows our achievements in key areas including, Stakeholder Engagement and Social Investments; Health, Safety and Environment; Human Resource Development; and Nigerian Content Development,” said Deji Haastrup, General Manager, Policy, Government and Public Affairs.
It also highlights the philosophy that guides Chevron Nigeria’s long-term social investments in Nigeria and shows how The Chevron Way guides its behavior. “We take pride in our accomplishments, and are happy to communicate the values that make us who we are and why communities where we operate welcome us,” Haastrup said.
Specifically, the report demonstrates Chevron’s commitment to the people of Nigeria through sustainable development programmes designed to stimulate economic growth, reduce poverty, local capacity building, job creation opportunities and enterprise, build human capacity and infrastructure development.
According to the report, more than 18,500 people benefitted from the company’s River Boat Clinic programme in 2012; while 3,924 students studying medicine, dentistry, pharmacy, engineering, medical laboratory sciences and nursing joined the Agbami Medical and Engineering Professionals Scholarship programme in 2012. As at end of 2012, the Nigerian Content value of the Escravos Gas-to-Liquids (EGTL) project approached 40 per cent of project spend. This is approximately $4 billion invested in the regional economy through contracts for goods and services, employment and regulatory fees. In addition, projects worth more than $22.3 million were executed by the Regional Development Committees under the Global Memorandum of Understanding.
Chevron Nigeria is the third largest oil producer in Nigeria and one of its largest investors, spending more than $3 billion annually. The company has continued to focus on ‘ZERO’ incident objective and implemented leading programmes to improve its performance with renewed vigor and emphasis on process safety. In 2012, the company contributed $375,000 to the Nigerian Conservation Foundation (NCF) to support the Foundation’s programmes including the running of the Lekki Conservation Centre.
*Chevron press statement.