Workers_Feature_05-2014

Social responsibility metrics

For more than a century, the products provided by the energy industry have been essential to lifting people out of poverty and sustaining and advancing modern society.

But there’s more to our work than just the products we offer.

To quote our Chairman and CEO Rex Tillerson: “We strive to be responsible corporate citizens, and our success along that path is underpinned by our leading technological expertise, operational excellence, safety performance, and unwavering ethical standards.”

Air_Emissions_Chart_05-2014Each year we produce a report that details our ongoing corporate citizenship efforts. The most recent version is now available, and I encourage readers to see how we’re doing.

The report covers a number of areas, from safety and environmental performance to community engagement and investment.

A couple of points merit special mention.

In terms of managing climate change risks, we’ve succeeded in reducing flaring by 50 percent in the past decade, while driving a 10 percent improvement in energy efficiency in refining and chemical manufacturing. Last year, our efforts led to a cumulative 10.9 million metric ton reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from our operations.

We also continue to make investments in the communities where we live and work. In 2013 alone, we directed $100 million toward education initiatives worldwide, which included $38 million specifically for math and science education in the United States. We spent additional millions promoting women as catalysts for economic development in more than 90 countries, as well as helping in the fight against malaria in Africa and Asia.

Contributions_Budget_05-2014In addition, we made $209 billion in direct economic contributions to the global economy, including $91 billion in taxes and duties.  And these estimates do not include our broader, indirect economic contributions, like sustaining small businesses and suppliers and creating manufacturing and service jobs.

ExxonMobil’s Corporate Citizenship Report explores these topics and many others in detail. It also includes case studies that dive deep into four key issues:

  • Preventing and mitigating environmental impacts in the Arctic
  • Responsible water management
  • Unconventional oil and gas development
  • Advancing the environmental, socioeconomic, and health impact assessment process

I will have more to say about these topics in the coming weeks. In the meantime, I encourage you to download and read the report for yourself.


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  1. donald gotshalk says:

    Your support of “Common Core” education is hurting the parents and children in this country who form the top 30% by watering down standards to help the bottom 30%. Its going to take a lot of courage to recognize that to be a teacher today has now become an impossible job. Because of “common core” a teacher is now judged by his individual performance in improving the bottom 30%. I just witnessed a PHD theoretical physics teacher dismissed from a so called magnet school for that reason. The top 30% had made terrific progress.

    http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/gates-funded-duo-pitches-common-core-misinformation/

    http://www.christianpost.com/news/mclaughlins-common-core-poll-was-propaganda-not-news-why-didnt-the-media-say-so-120205/

    http://commoncoremovie.com/

  2. jerry flores says:

    And do you think your social responsibility offsets the way you rape the general consumer? I would also be interested to hear how much of your corporate responsibility is funded by the American Taxpayer. Care to comment? I didn’t think so.

  3. donald gotshalk says:

    Thanks for your concern of our children’s education. A few links to a very courageous old lady who has been labeled
    the “doberman Grandma” by the Boston Globe.
    “• Sandra Stotsky, almost alone, says the English Language Arts standards are no good but New Hampshire teachers disagree with her…totally” ?????
    The following are a few reports this “Doberman Grandma” worked on recently that prove the above a blatant political lie that is aimed at demonizing anti “common core” critics for the political benefit of Federal and State politicians together with Corporate interests in the education book publishing and industry who benefit from watering down the education of the top 30% to close the gap with the bottom 30%.

    Here is a report with the suggestions of over 20 literary scholars and 4 high school English teachers in Indiana for improving Common Core’s ELA standards.
    http://www.uaedreform.org/downloads/2014/04/report-to-governor-pence.pdf

    Here is a report she wrote with a literature professor and poet at Providence College in Rhode Island:
    http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/the-dying-of-the-light-how-common-core-damages-poetry-instruction/

    Here is a report she wrote with an English professor at Emory University in Georgia.
    http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/how-common-cores-ela-standards-place-college-readiness-at-risk/

    Here is a report she wrote with a mathematics professor at Stanford University.
    http://pioneerinstitute.org/news/lowering-the-bar-how-common-core-math-fails-to-prepare-students-for-stem/

  4. donald gotshalk says:

    Your support of “Common Core” education is hurting the parents and children in this country who form the top 30% by watering down standards to help the bottom 30%. Its going to take a lot of courage to recognize that to be a teacher today has now become an impossible job. Because of “common core” a teacher is now judged by his individual performance in improving the bottom 30%. I just witnessed a PHD theoretical physics teacher dismissed from a so called magnet school for that reason. The top 30% had made terrific progress.

    http://truthinamericaneducation.com/common-core-state-standards/gates-funded-duo-pitches-common-core-misinformation/

    http://www.christianpost.com/news/mclaughlins-common-core-poll-was-propaganda-not-news-why-didnt-the-media-say-so-120205/

    http://commoncoremovie.com/

  5. jerry flores says:

    And do you think your social responsibility offsets the way you rape the general consumer? I would also be interested to hear how much of your corporate responsibility is funded by the American Taxpayer. Care to comment? I didn’t think so.

  6. donald gotshalk says:

    Thanks for your concern of our children’s education. A few links to a very courageous old lady who has been labeled
    the “doberman Grandma” by the Boston Globe.
    “• Sandra Stotsky, almost alone, says the English Language Arts standards are no good but New Hampshire teachers disagree with her…totally” ?????
    The following are a few reports this “Doberman Grandma” worked on recently that prove the above a blatant political lie that is aimed at demonizing anti “common core” critics for the political benefit of Federal and State politicians together with Corporate interests in the education book publishing and industry who benefit from watering down the education of the top 30% to close the gap with the bottom 30%.

    Here is a report with the suggestions of over 20 literary scholars and 4 high school English teachers in Indiana for improving Common Core’s ELA standards.
    http://www.uaedreform.org/downloads/2014/04/report-to-governor-pence.pdf

    Here is a report she wrote with a literature professor and poet at Providence College in Rhode Island:
    http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/the-dying-of-the-light-how-common-core-damages-poetry-instruction/

    Here is a report she wrote with an English professor at Emory University in Georgia.
    http://pioneerinstitute.org/download/how-common-cores-ela-standards-place-college-readiness-at-risk/

    Here is a report she wrote with a mathematics professor at Stanford University.
    http://pioneerinstitute.org/news/lowering-the-bar-how-common-core-math-fails-to-prepare-students-for-stem/