Social Responsibility at Occidental

At Occidental, social responsibility is fundamental to our success and reputation as a respected Partner of Choice ®. We are committed to conducting our business in a manner that safeguards our employees, protects the environment, benefits neighboring communities and strengthens local economies. We take particular pride in Occidental's safety record, which is exemplary not only in the oil and gas and chemicals industries, but compared to any industry sector.

Occidental's success is built on technical expertise, business acumen, strong partnerships and our proven ability to deliver lasting results. Founded in 1920, we are an industry leader in applying advanced technology to boost production from mature oil and natural gas fields and access hard-to-recover reserves. Occidental's CO2 Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) techniques for increased oil production is a key competitive advantage for the company. Occidental's wholly owned subsidiary, OxyChem, is a leading manufacturer of PVC resins, vinyls, chlorine and caustic soda - key building blocks to life-enhancing products such as pharmaceuticals, water treatment chemicals, building materials and plastics.

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Our Approach to Social Responsibility

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Our Approach to Social Responsibility

Occidental is committed to respecting the environment, operating safely and upholding high standards of ethics and social responsibility (SR) throughout the company's worldwide operations. Occidental's Social Responsibility Framework is rooted in our core values of integrity, investment and innovation. This framework promotes transparency and collaboration with our key stakeholders to develop and implement sustainable SR programs categorized into five pillars: governance and transparency, workforce development, health and safety, environmental stewardship and economic and social development.

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Performance

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Performance

The Performance section of this website provides updates to our 2017 year-end performance and information on SR activities implemented and achievements in 2017 and 2018.

To continually improve transparency and provide relevant information to our stakeholders, we have elected to use this website as the primary medium for SR-related reporting. The Performance section also provides links to supplemental company information and reports.

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Impacts

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Impacts

The Impacts section provides a high-level overview of Social Responsibility (SR) impacts in the communities where we operate, focusing on ways in which our approach to SR aligns with and contributes to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) . We highlight Case Studies that exemplify Occidental's positive impact in the communities where we operate. This section also includes Occidental's recently published report, Climate-Related Risks and Opportunities: Positioning for a Lower-Carbon Economy.

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Foundations

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Foundations

The Foundations section provides an overview of Occidental's Social Responsibility-related governance, policies, approach to Health, Environment and Safety risk management and our reporting process. Transparency to stakeholders is underpinned by a robust reporting process that enables us to maintain our social license to operate, make smarter business decisions and deliver excellent performance - economic, social and environmental.

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Recognition and Awards

Occidental is proud to be recognized by a number of organizations as a leading responsible oil and gas and chemicals company and a global Partner of Choice ®. Click here for a list of recent awards and recognitions.