Chevron also partnered with the Lions Club to build the Center for the Blind and Deaf in Pointe-Noire, the only facility of its kind in the city.
For several years, Chevron has held first-aid workshops in Pointe-Noire in partnership with the Congolese Red Cross.
Chevron’s main education project in the country is focused on the Nanga primary school, located in a densely populated area southeast of Pointe-Noire.
We contributed to the construction of a second building at the school and the implementation of a school steering committee.
For several years, Chevron has helped fight HIV/AIDS by partnering with the Departmental Unit of the Fight Against AIDS.
Together, we launched a variety of community outreach initiatives and held education sessions with its workforce.
Chevron also supports anti-malaria efforts in the country and hosts local events on World Malaria Day each year.
To support the improvement of the country’s health infrastructure, Chevron rehabilitated the Adolphe Sicé General Hospital pediatric ward in Pointe-Noire and the Nzassi Integrated Health Center in the region of Kouilou on the border with Angola.
Harvest Plus supports the National Institute of Agricultural Studies and Research (INERA) and the National Seed Service (SENASEM) to breed, test, and release varieties of vitamin A cassava developed through our partnership with the International Institute of Tropical Agriculture (IITA) and iron beans developed through the International Center for Tropical Agriculture (CIAT).
Among the important factors that could cause actual results to differ materially from those in the forward-looking statements are: changing crude oil and natural gas prices; changing refining, marketing and chemicals margins; the company's ability to realize anticipated cost savings and expenditure reductions; actions of competitors or regulators; timing of exploration expenses; timing of crude oil liftings; the competitiveness of alternate-energy sources or product substitutes; technological developments; the results of operations and financial condition of the company's suppliers, vendors, partners and equity affiliates, particularly during extended periods of low prices for crude oil and natural gas; the inability or failure of the company’s joint-venture partners to fund their share of operations and development activities; the potential failure to achieve expected net production from existing and future crude oil and natural gas development projects; potential delays in the development, construction or start-up of planned projects; the potential disruption or interruption of the company’s operations due to war, accidents, political events, civil unrest, severe weather, cyber threats and terrorist acts, crude oil production quotas or other actions that might be imposed by the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries, or other natural or human causes beyond its control; changing economic, regulatory and political environments in the various countries in which the company operates; general domestic and international economic and political conditions; the potential liability for remedial actions or assessments under existing or future environmental regulations and litigation; significant operational, investment or product changes required by existing or future environmental statutes and regulations, including international agreements and national or regional legislation and regulatory measures to limit or reduce greenhouse gas emissions; the potential liability resulting from other pending or future litigation; the company’s future acquisition or disposition of assets or shares or the delay or failure of such transactions to close based on required closing conditions; the potential for gains and losses from asset dispositions or impairments; government-mandated sales, divestitures, recapitalizations, industry-specific taxes, changes in fiscal terms or restrictions on scope of company operations; foreign currency movements compared with the U. dollar; material reductions in corporate liquidity and access to debt markets; the impact of the 2017 U. tax legislation on the company's future results; the effects of changed accounting rules under generally accepted accounting principles promulgated by rule-setting bodies; the company's ability to identify and mitigate the risks and hazards inherent in operating in the global energy industry; and the factors set forth under the heading “Risk Factors” on pages 19 through 22 of Chevron’s 2017 Annual Report on Form 10-K.
Other unpredictable or unknown factors not discussed in this report could also have material adverse effects on forward-looking statements.
Each year, the partners hold a voluntary screening program for residents of the country’s second-largest city, Pointe-Noire.
In February 2016, more than 1,000 people were screened during a weeklong event that was hosted at the city hall.