This 2015 Corporate Citizenship Report was created in accordance with the reporting guidelines and indicators of IPIECA — the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues, the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting (2015). ExxonMobil was a key contributor to the updated industry guidance, and this report reflects the new indicators at a common reporting level. The majority of these indicators are also consistent with the indicators used by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in its G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines; this report is informed by the G4 guidelines but has not been prepared to a particular GRI in accordance model. To help interested stakeholders easily access our key sustainability indicators, we have mapped relevant IPIECA and GRI indicators.
This report covers ExxonMobil’s operations from January 1, 2015, through December 31, 2015, unless otherwise indicated. The report uses both qualitative descriptions and quantitative metrics to describe our policies, programs, practices and performance. For environmental and climate change data, units of measure are metric where noted. Financial information is reported in U.S. dollars. Exxon Mobil Corporation has numerous affiliates, with many names that include ExxonMobil, Exxon, Mobil, Esso and XTO Energy. For convenience and simplicity, those terms (and terms such as corporation, company, our, we, us and its) are sometimes used as abbreviated references to specific affiliates or affiliate groups. ExxonMobil includes the above-mentioned operations as part of our company performance data.
The term “project” as used in this publication can refer to a variety of different activities and does not necessarily have the same meaning as in any government payment transparency report.
External feedback on our report is a key component of our engagement strategy and commitment to improve our annual Corporate Citizenship Report. Management reviews all comments, which, in many instances, are incorporated into the materiality assessment and report content. We welcome all feedback on this 2015 report.
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Jeremy Eikenberry, Corporate Citizenship Report
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Statements regarding future events and conditions in this publication are forward-looking statements. Actual future results, including energy demand growth and supply mix; demographic changes; project plans, results, costs and capacities; the impact of new technology; future emission reductions and efficiency gains; and future capital expenditures may differ materially due to changes in oil and gas prices and other factors affecting supply and demand for oil, gas and petrochemicals; changes in government policy and regulation; future technological developments; the occurrence and duration of economic recessions; the outcome of commercial negotiations; unexpected technical and operating difficulties; and other factors discussed in this publication and in Item 1A of ExxonMobil’s most recent annual report on Form 10-K. These factors are also set forth under the heading “Factors Affecting Future Results” on our Investors page.