We invest in our people and communities

ExxonMobil aims to be a preferred business partner, employer, neighbor, and supplier. Our business presence should have a positive impact on the communities where we operate.

We work to safeguard the health and security of our employees and the public, deliver social and economic benefits, and uphold respect for human rights in all of our operations worldwide

Safety is a core value

Continuous enhancements in process safety

Process safety focuses on managing hazards that can arise from the complex processes and equipment that are essential to our business. The primary purpose is to safely manage hydrocarbons, chemicals, and process water through all phases of our operations.

We collaborate with our peers and industry associations to improve process safety performance across the industry. From 2016 through 2021, we achieved a 31% reduction in Tier 1 safety events.

Commitment to an industry-leading culture of safety

ExxonMobil is committed to protecting the safety and health of our workforce, as well as our customers and the public.

Our safety culture promotes systems, processes, tools, and behaviors aimed at eliminating safety-related incidents. In 2021, we achieved an industry-leading Lost Time Incident Rate (LTIR) of 0.02 per 200,000 work hours. We aspire to create and maintain an environment where Nobody Gets Hurt.

Read more about how we are caring for our workforce in our Sustainability report

Respecting and upholding human rights

Our respect for the rights of our workforce and those within the communities where we operate is embedded throughout our corporate policies, practices and expectations and reflect the spirit and intent of the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We are also guided by the goals of the U.N.'s Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples and Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, and other recognized frameworks.

Read more about our commitment to respecting human rights in our Sustainability report

Investing in people

We have a diverse and engaged workforce and provide every individual unrivalled opportunities for personal and professional growth with impactful work meeting society's essential needs.

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A place to thrive

We are fueled by pride in what we do and what we stand for. We remain committed to a work environment that respects individual and cultural differences, where all employees can thrive and reach their full potential as they are challenged to deliver their best.

Attracting the best talent

We strive to recruit exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds. Since 2014, we have consistently hired female and U.S. minority candidates for professional roles at levels above availability. We are working to expand the wage talent pool by helping local students pursue quality education and training programs to prepare them for key roles in the industry.

Enabling employees to reach their full potential

Our complex operations require technical skills and capabilities that take decades to build. It starts with an ongoing commitment to recruit exceptional talent from diverse backgrounds and invest in your development over a long-term career. It is underpinned by a strong culture and shared core values that define us.

Developing future leaders

The complex and long-term nature of our business makes it essential that we proactively develop future leaders. Our executives make decisions that play out over decades. We focus on individualized development plans, ensuring that high-potential employees get the right assignments throughout their careers to prepare them for executive-level roles.

Harnessing the power diversity

Our reach is extensive, with facilities and product marketing in most of the world’s countries. Diversity within our teams helps us become more innovative, resilient, and competitive in the evolving global energy and chemical landscape.

Our workforce in numbers


Employees in 61 countries representing over 160 nationalities


Scientists and engineers


Of global workforce are women, 38% of professional hires


Of professional U.S. workforce are U.S. minorities; 43% of professional hires


Of U.S. workforce are veterans

As of Nov. 1, 2022 • Investing in People Report

Our communities

We seek to contribute to the social and economic progress of the communities where we operate, and we believe that respecting human rights, managing our impacts, and making valued social investments are integral to the success of our business. We work with governments, other companies, and nongovernmental organizations to understand community goals and address needs such as health care, education, and economic development.

Our approach to community engagement includes the following core elements: identification and assessment of potential impacts; human rights; community engagement and grievance management; community health, safety, and security; local economic development; land use, resettlement, and livelihood restoration; and cultural heritage and Indigenous peoples. We take an integrated approach to managing risk and identifying opportunities among these often-interconnected elements in a broad range of settings.

Read more about our communities in our Sustainability report

Sustainability performance metrics

We track key metrics of sustainability to drive continuous improvement company-wide.