Over 1,700 of our employees volunteered with JA chapters in ten U.S. cities in 2015. Internationally, ExxonMobil employees volunteered with chapters in 18 additional countries. We contributed approximately $1.3 million to JA initiatives worldwide. We earned the Junior Achievement Gold Presidential Award in March 2016 for accumulating more than 19,500 volunteer hours in the previous year. Additionally, 18 ExxonMobil employees sit on JA boards of directors.
ExxonMobil Japan participates Junior Achievement Japan as a partner company.