Helping Neighboring Businesses Grow


By Steve Ghio

Chevron is committed to 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.

We seek to partner with small, veteran, disadvantaged and woman- and minority-owned businesses to support our operations in the City of Richmond. Fostering and maintaining productive, collaborative supplier relationships creates value for our business and supports local economic development.

Our Supplier Diversity/Small Business Program is an important part of the Refinery’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 for their firms, our company and the Richmond community.

If you are a local business owner that is interested in partnering with the Refinery, please visit us online to learn more.

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.

Read the August newsletter to learn more about our Supplier Diversity / Small Business Program.

Steve Ghio is the Procurement Manager for the Richmond Refinery


Sandra Escalante, President and CEO of Laner Electric, is one of Chevron’s diverse, local suppliers.