SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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Specialized Disclosure Report
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Mary A. Francis
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þ Rule 13p-1 under the Securities Exchange Act (17 CFR 240.13p-1) for the reporting period from January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2015.
Section 1 - Conflict Minerals Disclosure
Item 1.01 Conflict Minerals Disclosure and Report
For the period of January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, Chevron Corporation, through a subsidiary (the Corporation together with its subsidiaries, “Chevron”), contracted to be manufactured, and in some cases resold to third parties, certain catalysts containing a “conflict mineral,” that is necessary to the catalyst’s functionality, as defined by and within the meaning of Section 13(p) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 and Rule 13p-1 and Form SD promulgated thereunder (collectively, the “Conflict Mineral Rules”). These catalysts are used in certain refining processes.
For those catalysts contracted to be manufactured and resold to third parties, Chevron conducted in good faith a reasonable country of origin inquiry regarding the conflict minerals contained in the catalysts. The inquiry was reasonably designed to determine whether the conflict mineral contained in the product originated in the Democratic Republic of the Congo (“DRC”) or any country adjoining the DRC (collectively, a “Covered Country”), or was from recycled or scrap sources. The inquiry included obtaining written representations from each supplier of the product stating that (i) the supplier conducted its own reasonable country of origin inquiry within the meaning of the Conflict Mineral Rules with respect to the conflict mineral included in the product manufactured for Chevron; and (ii) based on that inquiry, the supplier determined that the conflict mineral did not originate in a Covered Country or was from recycled or scrap sources, or that the supplier has no reason to believe that the conflict mineral originated in a Covered Country. Based on this inquiry, Chevron has determined that it has no reason to believe that the conflict minerals contained in the catalysts may have originated in a Covered Country.
In addition, Chevron uses catalysts containing a conflict mineral in the refining process for products sold by Chevron. These catalysts are not intended to be consumed in the refining process and remain part of the refining apparatus; therefore, no traces of the conflict mineral should remain in the products sold by Chevron. Accordingly, we do not believe these products are within the scope of the Conflict Mineral Rules. Nevertheless, we have conducted in good faith a reasonable country of origin inquiry with respect to the conflict mineral as described above. Based on this inquiry, Chevron has determined that it has no reason to believe that the conflict mineral contained in the catalysts may have originated in a Covered Country.
The information in this Form SD is also available at www.chevron.com.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the duly authorized undersigned.
By: /s/ Patricia E. Yarrington
Patricia E. Yarrington
Vice President and Chief Financial Officer
May 19, 2016