Chevron Joins World Community in Mourning Loss of Rev. Leon Sullivan

Apr 25, 2001, 01:00 ET from Chevron Corp.

    SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reacting to the death of
 Rev. Leon Sullivan, Chevron Chairman David O'Reilly said, "We are very
 saddened.  The world has lost a true humanitarian and I've lost a good
 friend."  Rev. Sullivan died yesterday at age 78.
     The author of the Sullivan Principles, a code of corporate ethics,
 Rev. Sullivan expanded the scope of those principles in 1999 to the
 Global Sullivan Principles and Chevron was one of the early endorsers.
     "Leon Sullivan dedicated his life to helping millions of people throughout
 the world," said O'Reilly.  "His warmth and sense of humor were infectious as
 was his dedication to causes that improve the quality of life of people of all
 races and cultures."
     Rev. Sullivan founded the Opportunities Industrialization Centers that
 have created jobs for more than a million youth in 130 U.S. cities and eight
 countries, and the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help that
 has provided training for workers and farmers and established literacy
 education for more than five million people throughout Africa.
     "Leon Sullivan and Chevron had a special relationship," said O'Reilly.
 "His accomplishments are legendary and he has left a legacy that is not only a
 challenge, but also a responsibility to continue the work he began.  He will
 be sorely missed."
 
 

SOURCE Chevron Corp.
    SAN FRANCISCO, April 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Reacting to the death of
 Rev. Leon Sullivan, Chevron Chairman David O'Reilly said, "We are very
 saddened.  The world has lost a true humanitarian and I've lost a good
 friend."  Rev. Sullivan died yesterday at age 78.
     The author of the Sullivan Principles, a code of corporate ethics,
 Rev. Sullivan expanded the scope of those principles in 1999 to the
 Global Sullivan Principles and Chevron was one of the early endorsers.
     "Leon Sullivan dedicated his life to helping millions of people throughout
 the world," said O'Reilly.  "His warmth and sense of humor were infectious as
 was his dedication to causes that improve the quality of life of people of all
 races and cultures."
     Rev. Sullivan founded the Opportunities Industrialization Centers that
 have created jobs for more than a million youth in 130 U.S. cities and eight
 countries, and the International Foundation for Education and Self-Help that
 has provided training for workers and farmers and established literacy
 education for more than five million people throughout Africa.
     "Leon Sullivan and Chevron had a special relationship," said O'Reilly.
 "His accomplishments are legendary and he has left a legacy that is not only a
 challenge, but also a responsibility to continue the work he began.  He will
 be sorely missed."
 
 SOURCE  Chevron Corp.