Environmental excellence - Protect Tomorrow, Today At ExxonMobil Baytown we... Strive to be an industry leader in safe, reliable and environmentally responsible operations. Invested more than $1.3 billion since 2000 to improve environmental performance. Employ state-of-the-art technologies to prevent incidents and releases. Maintain our commitment to pioneering new ways to reduce emissions and improve regional air quality. ExxonMobil Baytown Enviromental Progress Report – PDF / 5.03 MB As a community partner for more than 90 years, we remain dedicated to improving air quality and making positive contributions in the Baytown area, because we live and work here, too. We operate under a very comprehensive state and federal regulatory system that authorizes certain emissions that are inherent in manufacturing; however, our goal is to prevent all incidents and releases. We are committed to continuous efforts to improve our environmental performance, and our record speaks to that commitment. Since 2000, our commitment has reduced emissions by 56 percent and improved our air incident performance, including those that contribute to hydrocarbon flaring, by 73 percent. Greater efficiency reduces energy consumption Our strategy for energy reduction drives efficiency across our complex. For example, cogeneration units utilize advanced technology to capture and recycle excess heat from generating electricity. Ten percent of ExxonMobil’s worldwide cogeneration capacity resides in Baytown and can produce more than 500 Mega-watts site-wide – enough electricity to power 200,000 American homes. This significantly more efficient power source will help reduce the Houston area’s greenhouse gas emissions, ensuring we have a future of clean air and energy. Chart — Since 2002, cogeneration technology has helped improve efficiency by more than 10 percent, positioning ExxonMobil Baytown as one of the most energy- efficient refineries in the U.S. Technology drives emissions reduction We work to reduce emissions wherever possible. Nitrogen oxides (NOx) and Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) are emitted from vehicles, power plants, small businesses and industry, and contribute to the formation of ground-level ozone, or smog. For more than a decade, ExxonMobil Baytown has led the industry in efforts to advance low-NOx burner technology. Since 2003, we have reduced NOx and VOC emissions by 55 percent and 48 percent, respectively, primarily resulting from these and other technological investments. Chart — Since 2003, we have reduced NOx and VOC emissions by 55 percent and 48 percent, respectively. Delivering cleaner air for our local community We seek to prevent all air incidents by employing the same loss prevention tools we use to deliver industry-leading safety performance. In addition, our SMART LDAR (Leak Detection And Repair) program extends our existing methods for emissions reduction by employing state-of-the-art technology to identify leaks that were previously undetectable. As a result, ExxonMobil Baytown’s air incident performance has improved 67 percent since 2003, helping to deliver emissions reductions and cleaner air for our local community and the greater Houston area. Chart — Since 2003, we have improved air incident performance by 67 percent. Beyond our fence line We partner in our community to enhance the Baytown area through a variety of beautification initiatives. For more than 20 years, we have expanded our Greenbelt to beautify the land around the site offering educational opportunities for employees and community members alike. In partnership with Lee College, we have developed, maintained and enhanced wildlife habitats and biodiversity by rehabilitating the surrounding areas with native grasses and hundreds of new trees. These efforts earned ExxonMobil Baytown the Wildlife Habitat Council’s “Wildlife at Work” recertification in 2013. We also partner with the award-winning Eddie V. Gray Wetlands Center to educate children on environmental sciences. Having worked closely with the City of Baytown, ExxonMobil is proud of these initiatives, which further strengthen both the company’s and the City’s ongoing beautification efforts. Benefits that extend across our region Results have been dramatic Significant air quality improvement for the entire area. Since 2003, the Houston area has experienced a 68 percent reduction in highly reactive volatile organic compounds (HRVOCs) that contribute to ozone formation. Past and future In 2002, ExxonMobil made a commitment to improve energy efficiency across our worldwide refining and chemical operations by at least 10 percent. In Baytown, we have since surpassed that goal and continue striving to achieve new efficiencies each year. In making environmental improvements, we worked closely and transparently with expert environmental regulators from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ). We take pride in our environmental progress over the years and maintain our commitment to improving regional air quality. As a Baytown area neighbor, we pledge to continue pioneering new ways to reduce emissions and improve air quality. Our mission is clear: Protect Tomorrow. Today.