This excerpt taken from the CVX DEF 14A filed Apr 13, 2009.
Chevrons Board of Directors has four standing committees: Audit, Board
Board Operations (Continued)
This excerpt taken from the CVX DEF 14A filed Mar 19, 2007.
Board Operations (Concluded)
Corporate Governance Guidelines that were subsequently adopted by the Board of Directors. The corporate governance improvements include an annual review of the Corporate Governance Guidelines and other governance documents, a commitment to reconsider any stockholder proposal initially opposed by the Board that received a majority vote of the stockholders with any action taken reported to stockholders in a timely manner, a reaffirmation of the Companys confidential voting policy for stockholder voting, and a goal for Director compensation to comprise at least 50 percent in equity. Additionally, the Committee proposed, and the Board adopted, amendments to the By-Laws to enact a majority vote standard for uncontested Director elections and to provide that the Chairman be elected annually by the Board. The Committee recommended an amendment to the Certificate of Incorporation to remove the supermajority voting provisions, which the Board adopted and stockholders will consider at the 2007 Annual Meeting. The Corporate Governance Guidelines, By-Laws and the Restated Certificate of Incorporation are available on the Chevron Web site at www.chevron.com and are available in print upon request.
The Committee reviewed interested-party communications including stockholder inquiries directed to non-employee Directors. The Corporate Secretary compiles the communications, summarizes lengthy or repetitive communications and provides the Committee periodically with information about the number and type of communications received, the number of responses sent and the disposition, if any. Interested parties wishing to communicate their concerns or questions about Chevron to the Chairperson of the Committee or any other non-employee Directors may do so by U.S. mail addressed to Non-Employee Directors, c/o Office of the Corporate Secretary, at the address listed on page 1 of this proxy statement.
The Committees assessment is that Chevron has strong fundamental corporate governance practices in place. The Committee acknowledges that good corporate governance requires ongoing self-assessment and the Committee is committed to periodically reviewing and updating the corporate governance practices to ensure Chevron maintains its position at the forefront of corporate governance best practices.
Respectfully submitted on February 28, 2007 by members of the Board Nominating and Governance Committee of your Board:
Samuel H. Armacost, Chairperson
Donald B. Rice