Chevron lauded among Asia’s best employers

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Two prestigious international award-giving bodies recently gave two separate awards to Chevron Holdings, Inc. (CHI) in recognition of its excellent employment strategies and workplace culture amid these trying times.

CHI was named one of the “Best Companies to Work For in Asia 2020” by HR Asia, Asia’s most authoritative publication for human resource (HR) professionals. The publication lauded the company for raising the bar for employee engagement and workplace excellence in the region.

“Receiving this award even in the midst of these difficult, uncertain times is immensely meaningful. It is a validation of our emphasis on employee safety and well-being, and on diversity and inclusion as the centerpieces of our culture. It inspires us to continue the Chevron Way and to be agile in responding to changing times,” CHI General Manager Steven James Callaghan said.

Out of the 150 companies shortlisted for the award, only 21 emerged as winners. The awardees were selected based on the strict judging criteria by a panel of judges and on a survey conducted among employees across Asia using the publication’s proprietary Total Engagement Assessment Model. The winners were announced during the virtual awarding ceremony held on December 31, 2020.

“We are happy to have won the ‘Best Companies to Work For in Asia 2020’ award. This merit is a testament to CHI’s responsible corporate leadership and effective people strategy that endure even amid these trying times. As we all move forward, we will continue to promote a culture where everyone thrives,” Michelle Green, Director for HR Operations at Chevron Corporation, shared.

Covering 300,000 employees across 11 markets in Asia, HR Asia’s Best Companies to Work For in Asia Awards is the largest annual program in the region that recognizes companies that foster excellent workplace culture and invest in employee development.

The other award is the Global Best Employer Brand Award from the Employer Branding Institute. The award, given during the 15th Employer Branding Awards ceremony held this week, is given to companies that used HR strategies in managing their employees and advancing their professional growth.

The winners were assessed and judged based on the ability to translate vision into action for HR strategy, cultivation of competencies to build a future-ready organization, fostering an inclusive company culture, and ensuring effective employee engagement.

Employer Branding Institute is a virtual global organization comprised of senior HR leaders from over 36 countries, recognized for their contributions to employer branding and talent management practices.

“We are truly honored to be recognized by HR Asia and the Employer Branding Institute as one of the region’s top employers. These awards are a reflection of CHI’s long-established belief in the power of human ingenuity. We dedicate these to our employees who help make our business viable,” Callaghan added.

In the previous years, CHI bagged the Wellness Company of the Year at the Asia CEO Forum in 2018 for its notable health and productivity programs for its employees. In 2019, CHI was also recognized by the same award-giving body as one of the Circle of Excellence awardees of the Kalibrr Top Employer of the Year Award.

With nearly 1,600 employees, CHI offers its employees development opportunities on top of its competitive compensation and benefits. Upholding its operational tenet “Do it safely or not at all,” CHI ensures the health and safety of its employees and communities where it operates through opening a company clinic and providing full-scale training programs for office safety and wellness programs for its employees. It also offers volunteering opportunities and programs promoting diversity and inclusion.

In response to the health crisis, CHI immediately shifted to work-from-home arrangements. Financial assistance and health consultations are also continuously provided to help them pull through the pandemic.

To also propel the country’s recovery, CHI, together with Chevron Philippines Inc., donated funds to the Philippine General Hospital Medical Foundation Inc. last year to provide medical supplies for healthcare workers. Last December, CHI also donated funds to help rehabilitate the communities affected by Typhoons Rolly and Ulysses.

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