We encourage employees to contribute to the communities where they live and work by granting time off to volunteer with charitable organizations. Where applicable, ExxonMobil’s modified workweek program provides supervisors the flexibility to work with employees to adjust their work schedules to participate in such events.
ExxonMobil offers several programs that allow our employees and retirees to maximize their charitable impacts. Our volunteer involvement program encourages employees, retirees and their families to volunteer and contribute their time and talent to charitable organizations, either individually or in teams. In the United States, the program provides qualified organizations a $500 donation on their behalf for every 20 hours volunteered, up to four times per volunteer per year.
Performance and initiatives
Volunteering and charitable giving are important values for ExxonMobil. In total, more than 19,000 ExxonMobil employees, retirees and their families donated more than 550,000 volunteer hours to nearly 4,500 charitable organizations in 29 countries in 2016.
In April 2016, XTO Energy employees volunteered more than 1,000 hours to build a Trinity Habitat for Humanity home at Sundance Square Plaza in Fort Worth, Texas. Approximately 200 employees participated in the event, which marks the seventh year in a row XTO Energy volunteers built a Trinity Habitat home in Fort Worth.
Our educational matching gift program matches employee and retiree donations to U.S. higher education institutions at a ratio of 3-to-1. In 2015, nearly 4,600 employees and retirees donated more than $13 million to nearly 864 colleges and universities, as well as minority scholarship programs — which, in 2016, the ExxonMobil Foundation matched with more than $32 million.
ExxonMobil 2016 Worldwide Giving Report