ExxonMobil has operations around the world, and we foster the ideas, perspectives, skills, knowledge and cultures of our diverse employees. We also sponsor a range of programs, activities and investments to create, develop and maintain a diverse workforce that represents the broad geographies where we do business.
Our Global Diversity Framework is the foundation for our long-term, career-oriented approach to employment, with three interrelated objectives: attract, develop and retain a premier, diverse workforce; actively foster a productive work environment where individual and cultural differences are respected and valued; and identify and develop leadership capabilities to excel in a global environment. We use a series of Web-based trainings and tools to support this framework and help our employees understand effective cross-cultural communication and cultural sensitivities.
Our Standards of Business Conduct govern all aspects of our employment, including recruitment, hiring, work assignments, promotions, transfers, terminations, wage and salary administration, and selection for training. Our Standards support our commitment to equal employment opportunities, prohibit harassment and discrimination in the workplace, and align with applicable laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. We strictly prohibit any form of discrimination by or toward employees, contractors, suppliers or customers in any ExxonMobil working environment.
Our global zero-tolerance policy applies to all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. Harassment, even in its most subtle forms, directly conflicts with company policy and is not tolerated. Every employee is subject to disciplinary action, including termination, for any act of harassment. We employ a comprehensive education, training and stewardship program to ensure employees worldwide understand, implement and follow our antiharassment policy. We provide training on the Standards of Business Conduct for new employees and offer refresher courses to existing employees on a regular basis. Our annual reporting and compliance procedures include a letter to senior managers emphasizing their responsibility to maintain work environments free from harassment and discrimination. Each affiliate has adopted ExxonMobil’s global standards, with modifications only as needed to comply with country laws.