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At Oxy, we hire and develop remarkable people with a passion to produce life-enhancing energy and chemical products and help us carry out our low-carbon strategy. Our multicultural workforce is dedicated to achieving the company's objectives, improving our environment and contributing to the communities where we operate.

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At Oxy, we aim to actively engage employees on a global scale, and this starts with culture built on our core values:

  • Lead with Passion
  • Outperform Expectations
  • Deliver Results Responsibly
  • Unleash Opportunities
  • Commit to Good



Oxy is proud to be a valued employer and community partner wherever we operate. We are dedicated to attracting and retaining top talent with a passion for producing life-enhancing energy and chemical products. Oxy is committed to providing safe, supportive and high quality work environments, rewarding initiative and innovation, and treating every employee with dignity and respect.

Oxy recruits candidates through job fairs, professional societies and campus recruiting, including expanded recruiting at historically black colleges and universities. Our multicultural workforce is key to achieving our strategic objectives, improving our environment and contributing to the communities in which we live and work.

Oxy’s mission, vision and values unify our global workforce and drive innovation and operational excellence.

Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB)

Our goal is to give employees the resources they need to succeed both personally and professionally, as well as to foster a collaborative work environment where every employee feels a sense of belonging.

We foster an environment in which differences are celebrated and encouraged. We believe a workplace with employees of various backgrounds and unique experiences catalyzes innovation, growth, strong performance and long-term value. At Oxy, diversity is who we are, inclusion is how we work and belonging is how we thrive.

To advance diversity in our workforce, we have expanded partnerships, training, recruiting and mentoring programs. For example, we partner with Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to create educational and career opportunities for students, ranging from scholarships to internships. We also actively recruit veterans and members of the military who are completing their service.

Explore Diversity, Inclusion and Belonging (DIB) at Oxy.

Please view our EEO-1 2022 Consolidated Report for detailed U.S. employment data.

Workforce Development and Learning

Employee development at Oxy is a planned, collaborative process. Oxy offers in-house and external training and development opportunities at all levels and locations to promote career growth. We also provide both instructor-led and e-learning opportunities for personal growth and professional development. Employees and managers share the responsibility to align individual development needs and career opportunities with Oxy’s business requirements and growth targets.

In 2021, Oxy implemented the global Strategic Technical Excellence Program (STEP) to recruit, develop and retain highly skilled and valued geoscientists, engineers, scientists and other petrotechnical professionals who can collectively drive innovation, advance performance and inspire the future of energy.

We have further expanded our development and training opportunities and programs for all employees from 94 on-demand professional development classes to over 3,000 on-demand classes with over 26,000 types of learning materials, including webcasts, videos and audio books.

Health, Safety and Well-Being

We strive to continuously improve workplace and contractor safety, prevent incidents and safeguard people and the environment in the communities where we operate. We expect both employees and contractors to uphold Oxy's commitments to health and safety and our safety management standards and practices.

Oxy is committed to offering programs that guide employees along the journey to better physical and mental health. Oxy has expanded its longstanding wellness initiative, OxyHealth, to encourage active lifestyles and physical fitness. OxyHealth programs support early detection of risks, which enables employees to undertake lifestyle changes to lessen or eliminate potential health concerns, as well as establish and meet targets that lead to better long-term health. OxyHealth has had a direct impact on reduced absenteeism, long-term disability and short-term disability.

Well-being Education/Awareness

Throughout the year, the OxyHealth team provides well-being awareness and education and activities on several different topics (i.e., hydration education, mental and emotional well-being, nutrition, steps challenges, heart health, diabetes awareness, preventive health care and more). This information is delivered in a variety of different ways, whether through safety briefings, team meetings, webinars, in-person presentations, internal social-networking platform posts, or digital or print signage.

Mental Health

Addressing well-being is imperative to help us all stay resilient, healthy and productive. Oxy, like many other organizations, understands that racial injustices, acts of violence and economic pressures, combined with personal and professional demands, may take a toll on each of us. These factors have heightened awareness around mental health challenges at home and at work. Mental health support has become a key business objective that Oxy has addressed through the global well-being campaign, Commit to You, that we launched in 2021 to educate employees and leaders about how our benefits can support them under the four pillars of well-being: mental, physical, social and financial.

We continue to prioritize the importance of mental health and well-being through manager and employee programs and events. One program, sponsored by OxyHealth and the Mental Health Matters employee resource group, was a "Talk Saves Lives" conversation with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention to learn about common risk factors, how to spot warning signs in others and how to keep ourselves, our loved ones, and those in our community safe. Oxy is also a member of One Mind at Work, an employer coalition dedicated to implementing a gold standard for workplace mental health by combating stigma, improving access to treatment and prevention services, and fostering a psychologically safe culture. In 2022, Oxy’s President and CEO and the Chairman of One Mind at Work participated in a video broadcast for employees about breaking down any stigma around mental health challenges at work and ensuring that mental health is an accepted and visible part of our well-being.

Additional examples of initiatives we have implemented to enhance employee well-being include:

  • Virgin Pulse – Virtual Well-Being Platform and Partner
    • Virgin Pulse is a digital platform that helps Oxy employees and their families stay active, build healthy habits and earn rewards. Employees and spouses, both domestically and internationally, can track activities, challenge and encourage one another, as well as earn rewards, such as gift cards or wellness products.
  • Cubefit Brain Break Sessions
    • Through OxyHealth’s Fitness team, Oxy offers ongoing virtual “brain break” sessions throughout each week. These 10-minute sessions offer the opportunity for Oxy employees to recharge and refocus by going through gentle movements, stretches or mindfulness moments right at their workstation.

Process Safety and Asset Integrity

Oxy applies rigorous Process Safety Management (PSM) and Asset Integrity programs to safeguard personnel and assets, protect the environment and maintain operational reliability of equipment and systems. Individual business segments also implement procedures specific to their operations, which provide the steps necessary for personnel to comply with our company-wide standards. Process Safety and Asset Integrity performance indicators have been implemented across the company to foster sustained improvement.

Product Stewardship at OxyChem

Product stewardship is one of the cornerstones of OxyChem's business, and the company's rigorous programs have helped us earn a reputation as one of the safest producers in the industry. OxyChem's Product Stewardship systems to facilitate the safe and knowledgeable use of our products throughout the world and promote consistent compliance with product-related regulations.

An active member of the American Chemistry Council (ACC), OxyChem has implemented the ACC's Responsible Care® principles, as well as codes and standards of the ACC, the Chlorine Institute and the Vinyl Institute. Under its Responsible Care® program and ISO 9000 certification, a set of international standards on quality management and quality assurance, OxyChem surveys its customers annually to identify opportunities to improve products and services.

To read more on OxyChem’s sustainability initiatives, visit OxyChem Sustainability.

Human Rights

Oxy demonstrates our commitment to respecting and upholding human rights as described in the company's Human Rights Policy Statement. Our Human Rights Policy reinforces the company's commitments to operate in accordance with universally recognized rights and freedoms set forth in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights; the United Nations (UN) Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights; the Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights; the International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work; the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples; and the ILO Convention 169 Concerning Indigenous and Tribal Peoples in Independent Countries. It also addresses the company’s worldwide expectations for employees, contractors and suppliers, security providers, and other key stakeholders regarding awareness, due diligence, training, consultation, reporting and risk management practices regarding protection of human rights.

Read Human Rights Policy Statement (PDF)