ExxonMobil supports many community priorities where we do business. In 2016, contributions totaling $84 million were made directly to civic and community service organizations around the world. Of this amount, more than $70 million benefited communities outside of the United States.
At ExxonMobil, we foster a culture that encourages employees to give their time and talents year-round to contribute to the communities where they live and work. Around the world, our employees and retirees are involved in the local community by providing pro bono legal services, helping build homes and serving as volunteer firefighters, among other activities.
We also encourage our employees to bring their professional expertise to programs that further math and science education. In 2016, more than 19,000 ExxonMobil employees, retirees, and their families donated approximately 550,000 volunteer hours to almost 4,500 charitable organizations in 29 countries through company-sponsored volunteer programs. Of this total, over 8,000 people donated over 64,000 hours to 561 organizations in countries outside the United States.