supplier diversity

Our reputation and effectiveness depend on our diversity efforts. Our Supplier Diversity/Small Business Program is dedicated to developing and promoting successful partnerships through innovative, cost-effective solutions that fuel the mutual growth of our company and our suppliers.

who we work with

  •  Small businesses
  •  Small disadvantaged businesses
  •  Small woman-owned businesses
  •  Historically Underutilized Business Zone (HUBZone) businesses 
  •  Small veteran-owned businesses 
  •  Small service-disabled veteran-owned businesses
  •  Certified woman-owned businesses
  •  Certified minority-owned businesses 
  •  Certified LGBT-owned businesses

the program’s

We integrate strategies to include competitive sourcing opportunities.

Training and Education
We provide resources to help small, minority and woman-owned businesses work with Chevron.

We emphasize continuous improvement. As we achieve our program targets, we monitor and report on our progress.

We partner with certifying organizations to ensure that program participants provide high-quality goods and services. 

We seek out diverse suppliers through active involvement in small business and minority development organizations and trade shows.

becoming a

Suppliers interested in pursuing opportunities within Chevron are encouraged to:

  • Obtain membership and be certified by one or more of our recognized certification organizations.
  • Learn more about how to do business with large corporations by attending seminars and workshops.
  • Understand Chevron’s business. Read our Business Conduct & Ethics Expectations for suppliers and contractors.
  • Chevron utilizes the SAP Ariba Commerce Network to find suppliers for sourcing opportunities. By registering with SAP Ariba Commerce Network, you will be registering in a supplier community and may have additional opportunities with other companies. If there is a sourcing opportunity for your business, Chevron may contact you for additional information.  
  • Register with SAP Ariba Commerce Network

National Minority Supplier Development Council (NMSDC)

visit NMSDC website

Women's Business Enterprise National Council (WBENC)

visit WBENC website

U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

visit SBA website

National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce (NGLCC)

visit NGLCC website

what we look for

The companies that provide the high-quality goods and services used by Chevron share the following qualities:

  • Cost savings
  • Financial viability
  • Competitive pricing
  • Customer-focused
  • Innovative business solutions
  • Excellent safety record



Certified small or diverse businesses can register with SAP Ariba Commerce Network. Whether or not your company is currently doing business with Chevron, you should register so we can contact you about future opportunities.

When a sourcing opportunity for your industry-specific business arises, Chevron employees will access the SAP Ariba Commerce Network to search for suppliers. At that point, you may be contacted to submit additional information. Information you submit will be protected in accordance with Chevron’s privacy policies.

Read Chevron's Privacy Statement

No. However, if an opportunity presents itself, Chevron will contact you to begin the request for proposal process. At that time, you will be asked to demonstrate your company’s value proposition for the product or service you are offering.

Chevron participates in a number of events throughout the year in our major areas of operation. Our purchasing coordinators interview and provide information about sourcing opportunities to potential suppliers during these events. Check our calendar of events[anchor link to events calendar above] for future opportunities to meet with the purchasing coordinators.

Chevron has a broad array of purchasing needs with requirements that vary by location and operation. When you complete your registration, make sure you indicate your primary industry code using the Small Business Administration North American Industry Classification System in order for us to quickly search for your specific industry in our database.

If you are currently doing business with Chevron, we need to know the status of your business to determine if you qualify for participation in the SD/SB Program. Even if you do not meet any of the qualifications for small or diverse business categories, please enter your vendor number, check the box that says “not applicable” and return the profile so you do not receive future notifications.

If you do qualify as a small or diverse business, please enter your vendor number and complete and return the profile. Your information will be entered into our supplier database for other sourcing opportunities. You must update your information every year in order to continue participation in the program.

Yes. In the United States, if awards exceed $500,000 for goods and services and $1,000,000 for construction, Chevron may require the prime supplier (unless they meet SBA small-business size standards) to submit a subcontracting plan every year. This plan must show how the supplier is making sure small or diverse businesses are given an equitable opportunity to compete for the business for which the contracts or subcontracts are awarded. Every quarter, the prime supplier is required to report to Chevron its actual spending with small or diverse businesses.

To learn more about the Chevron SD/SB Program, send an email to or call: +1 713.754.4268

messages on supplier diversity

Mike Wirth, Chairman and CEO

Mike Wirth

Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Chevron is committed to being the Partner of Choice and creating social and economic value wherever we do business. Integral to these efforts is having a supplier network that reflects the communities where we operate.

Through our Supplier Diversity/Small Business Program, we are partnering with small, veteran, service-disabled veteran, disadvantaged, HUBZone and woman-owned businesses as well as minority and local suppliers, which creates value for our business and supports local economic development.

Fostering and maintaining productive, collaborative relationships is crucial to our success. Chevron is proud to have successfully contracted with thousands of qualified small business concerns and minority and woman-owned business enterprises over the years. As a result of our efforts, our company has been honored with awards from prominent business organizations.

I am pleased with the accomplishments of our Supplier Diversity/Small Business Program. It is an essential component of our Procurement/Supply Chain Management and Corporate business plans and one of the building blocks that supports Chevron’s overall success as a business enterprise.

Ryder Booth, Chief Procurement Officer

Ryder Booth

Chief Procurement Officer

Our Supplier Diversity/Small Business Program is dedicated to the success of minority- and woman-owned businesses and to helping address small business concerns – whether by supporting educational programs or helping suppliers find opportunities to do business with Chevron.

With operations that span the globe, Chevron recognizes the contributions and value that locally based suppliers add to our enterprise and to the communities in which we operate. In addition to our U.S. Supplier Diversity/Small Business Program, we support initiatives for locally based suppliers in international locations where Chevron does business. In many of these locations, we have Local Content Advisors to support our initiatives.

Chevron seeks to develop and maintain partnerships with suppliers who have a strong safety culture, reliable operations, strong cost-management skills and a strong customer focus and who offer quality goods and services, competitive pricing and innovative business solutions.

I am proud of what Chevron has done to contribute to the success of small, local, and minority- and woman-owned businesses, and I look forward to continuing this work in the future.

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Dave Feldman

Manager, Supplier Diversity/Local Content

Chevron’s Supplier Diversity/Small Business Program is an important part of the corporation’s procurement function and ensures that all businesses are considered on the basis of merit, not just size and strength. These value-added small, minority- and woman-owned businesses provide innovative solutions that fuel growth both for their firms and for our company.

Through this program, Chevron strives to ensure that our supplier base is reflective of our customers and the markets we serve. Historically, alliances with large firms have enabled Chevron to achieve significant cost savings. However, small businesses and diverse businesses also often provide services with attractive cost savings and excellent customer service.

I am proud of our program and of the positive results we have achieved. By providing a competitive, inclusive business environment for suppliers of all types, sizes and backgrounds, Chevron has demonstrated that a commitment to supplier diversity can lead to positive results.