Environmental, Social, and Governance

Working to solve the “And” equation: delivering the energy and products society needs and reducing our own and others’ greenhouse gas emissions

At ExxonMobil, we work to create sustainable solutions that improve the quality of life and meet society's evolving needs. As the world evolves, so do we. We can help meet the world’s growing need for stable supplies of energy and essential products while also reducing our own and others’ emission in support of a lower-emissions future.

Highlighting performance

We strive to play a leading role in the energy transition in ways that help protect people, the environment, and the communities where we operate.


reduction in operated methane intensity since 2016*

>10 %

reduction in operated greenhouse gas emissions intensity versus 2016*

15 million

pounds of plastic waste recycled at our Baytown facility with our Exxtend™ technology for advanced recycling

As of 2023 Advancing Climate Solutions Progress Report

* Refers only to operated assets


in social contributions to communities around the world1


reduction in Tier 1 safety events2 from 2019 to 2021

As of Dec. 31, 2021 • Sustainability report

1 In 2021, we contributed $163 million to communities around the world, including donations from Exxon Mobil Corporation, our divisions and affiliates, the ExxonMobil Foundation and employee and retiree giving through the Foundation’s matching gift and volunteer programs.

2 See Performance data table

42 %

board diversity at year-end


new independent directors

41 %

of total outstanding shares engaged in 2021

As of Dec. 31, 2022 • Sustainability report


Increasing energy supply and reducing emissions

For us, helping to meet the society’s growing need for stable supplies of energy and essential products while supporting a lower-emission future is not an “either/or” proposition. Rather, it’s an “and” equation – one in which we can increase supply and reduce greenhouse gas emissions, both our own and others.

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Understanding our impact and operating responsibly

Our diverse portfolio requires us to work in remote and sensitive environments, such as deep water and areas of high biodiversity. Our environmental management approach is guided by an understanding of the potential environmental and socioeconomic impacts of our operations and a commitment to develop, maintain, and operate projects responsibly, using appropriate standards that enable us to “Protect Tomorrow. Today.”

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Becoming a preferred business partner, employer, and supplier

We work to safeguard the health and security of our employees and our stakeholders, responsibly manage our social impacts, and uphold respect for human rights in our operations.

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Responsible, experienced, and informed leadership

Good corporate governance creates a business environment conducive to long-term growth. ExxonMobil employs a variety of policies and processes to uphold high ethical standards and promote transparency. Our efforts are underpinned by a Board of directors that provides strategic and independent oversight of our corporation’s affairs.

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