Investing in our suppliers and contractors helps foster local economic development and meet our business needs around the world.
Globally, Chevron has a commitment to build local supplier capacity and reflect diversity in its supplier base. It achieves this through a Supplier Diversity Program and Chain Management Policy.
Chevron Australia is committed to providing full, fair and reasonable opportunity for Australian industry to supply goods and services, and works hard to ensure that opportunities for local suppliers and contractors are realised.
Commitment to Working With Local Industry
Chevron has already committed $45 Billion to businesses across Australia as part of the development of the Gorgon and Wheatstone Projects. Both projects are providing local opportunities on a scale never before seen in Australia.
Gorgon was only sanctioned in late 2009 and Wheatstone in late 2011, but already, more than 700 contracts with suppliers, across Australia, have been signed. This level of spending with Australian companies is equivalent to around 20 Fiona Stanley Hospitals.
We are also proud to be making such a significant contribution to employment. Due to our commitment to Australian companies, 17,000 jobs have already been created and that figure is increasing.
With all our projects, we always consider - and where possible give preference to - the use of Australian labour, services and materials when price, quality, delivery and service are equal to or better than other alternatives.
We work constructively with Australian industry to provide information and facilitate briefings as appropriate to ensure local suppliers and contractors are fully aware of potential opportunities within Chevron Australia.
Our commitment is demonstrated by our Australian Industry Participation Policy. This policy is supported by our -
Gorgon Australian Industry Participation Policy
Wheatstone Australian Industry Participation Policy
Chevron Australia has implemented contractual requirements for Australian Industry Participation for our Pilbara focused Western Australian projects and operations which include the following:
Australian Industry Participation Exhibit;
Australian Industry Participation Standard Operating Procedure; and
AIP Requirements for short-form contracts.
For Chevron Australia projects and operations outside of Western Australia contractual requirements for Local Content will be implemented appropriate to the location(s) in which those activities take place.
Becoming a Supplier
Chevron Australia utilises the vendor identification services of the Industry Capability Network to provide qualified information on Australian suppliers.
For both the Gorgon and Wheatstone projects, and for general Chevron Australia Operations, we utilise the Project Connect website to advertise upcoming procurement and contract opportunities.