ESG Overview

ESG Overview Infographic
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We are committed stewards of the environment. We have a demonstrated track record of reducing emissions in our operations and producing low-carbon fuels for future generations. 

Valero is focused on being the safest and most reliable operator in our industry. As part of this strategy we will continue our efforts to:

  • Focus on safety, reliability and operations excellence to deliver products essential to life
  • Strive to reduce emission, increase efficiency and invest in opportunities that improve our environmental stewardship
  • Lead the industry in low-carbon renewable fuels, regularly evaluating opportunities to expand production
  • Execute a long-term strategy that addresses shifting consumer needs under a changing policy and technology landscape.
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  • On track to achieve 63% global refining GHG emissions by 2025 and 100% by 2035
  • 2021, best year ever for environmental performance
  • World's 2nd largest renewable diesel producer
  • World's 2nd largest corn ethanol producer
  • Growth projects in low-carbon fuels as well as carbon and storage
  • Robust environmental management system
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Valero is a good neighbor and employer. We share our success with the communities where we work and live through volunteerism and charitable giving.

  • 2021, best year ever for safety performance
  • Surpassed $60 million in community donations and fundraising
  • Approximately 10,000 global employees
  • 35% of our U.S. workforce are minorities
  • 29% of our global professional employees are women
  • Named to Forbes 2020 World’s Best Employers


We view our stakeholders as partners to whom we seek to deliver operational excellence, disciplined management of capital and long-term value on a foundation of strong governance and ethical standards.

  • Diverse, independent board of directors:
    • 6 of 11 represent diversity of race or gender
    • 3 of 11 are women
    • 10 are independent
    • 4 fully independent committees
  • Board and committee oversight of risks and compliance, including climate-change risks, GHG reductions and renewable fuels strategy
  • Compensation aligned with performance:
    • All-employee bonus program includes ESG efforts and improvements; and
    • Executive performance shares include an Energy Transition performance measure (as a modifier to relative TSR) linking compensation to the company’s progress toward its publicly announced 2025 GHG emissions reduction/offset target and percentage of growth capital deployed for low-carbon initiatives

Learn More About ESG

Get more detailed information about Environmental, Social and Governance at Valero.  


Valero Stewardship and Responsibility Report

This report includes the SASB report, EEO-1 report and GHG emissions independent verification.

2020 Summary Annual Report

Review of Climate Related Risks and Opportunities

2020 Proxy Statement and 2019 Form 10-K

Codes of Conduct

Valero's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics – English

Valero's Conduct Guidelines for Business Partners – English

Valero's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics – Spanish

Valero's Conduct Guidelines for Business Partners – Spanish

Valero's Code of Business Conduct and Ethics – French

Valero's Conduct Guidelines for Business Partners – French