Sustainable solutions to meet society's evolving needs

ExxonMobil is committed to improving quality of life by meeting the needs of society.

That’s what we’ve done throughout our history. As the world evolves, so do we. We are constantly working to meet the changing needs of our customers and stakeholders. This ability to adapt has been the key to creating long-term shareholder value and will be critical to continued success in the years to come. Sustainability at ExxonMobil is integrated into what we do and core to our corporate strategy.

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Conserving water resources

We value water as an essential resource for human development and for the support of the world’s ecosystems. As we seek to understand water stress at the local level, as well as the potential impact of our operations, we prioritize the quality and supply of freshwater in the communities and environments where we operate.

The Permian Basin, for example, is an area of water stress and provides more than 40% of our U.S. net production. In 2021, we implemented a comprehensive water management roadmap for the next decade of Permian development, identifying site-specific strategies to manage our water-related risks and increase the availability and quality of water in the region. As a result of these efforts, we currently utilize only recycled or brackish water sources for our Permian hydraulic fracturing operations.

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Reducing impacts to land and habitats

The way we manage land and habitats, and their effect on biodiversity, is critical to the communities in which we operate. ExxonMobil works to mitigate potential impacts to ecosystems and the value those ecosystems provide. In new projects and ongoing operations, we build land and habitat management plans featuring protective measures specific to the location and scale of operations. We employ a comprehensive process to understand how our activities interact with environmental settings. We measure the benefits gained from the biodiversity of an environment, and we apply an approach based on the value ecosystems provide. This work is guided by the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.

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Measuring our progress

We assess our performance to support continuous improvement throughout the company.

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ESG reports and resources

Learn more about ExxonMobil's ESG initiatives through our ESG reports and documents.