Energy and environment

Environmental initiatives

ExxonMobil considers risk at every stage of development, and we continuously work to manage environmental impacts.

Protecting the environment

Understanding the impacts of our operations

Reliable and affordable energy is essential to human progress. At the same time – like all industrial processes – energy development involves risk. Our approach is guided by an in-depth scientific understanding of the environmental impacts of our operations and a commitment to develop, maintain and operate projects using effective management systems, processes and appropriate standards.

Our Operations Integrity Management System is the framework that helps put our Corporate Environment Policy into action by establishing common worldwide expectations for addressing environmental risks.

Environmental Aspects Guide

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Environmental management process

Environmental management process
As illustrated in the graphic above, we employ structured environmental management processes across a project’s life cycle to ensure we effectively understand and address potential impacts from our operations.
Seismic exploration

Sound and the preservation of marine life

Safeguarding ocean dwellers is a top priority for ExxonMobil’s marine projects and depends upon learnings from years of academic research and careful operations.
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All articles about environmental initiatives

States of reduction: powering lower emissions Natural gas has become the No. 1 fuel source for electricity generation in the U.S. As a result, increased use of natural gas and other lower-carbon energy sources is driving down overall emissions.

Natural gas Energy Factor Nov. 16, 2018

Sound and the preservation of marine life Safeguarding ocean dwellers is a top priority for ExxonMobil’s marine projects and depends upon learnings from years of academic research and careful operations.

Environment Article Sept. 6, 2018

ExxonMobil announces greenhouse gas reduction measures IRVING, Texas — ExxonMobil today announced greenhouse gas reduction measures that are expected to lead to significant improvements in emissions performance by 2020, including a 15 percent decrease in methane emissions and a 25 percent reduction in flaring. The company also announced its intention to improve its industry-leading energy efficiency in refining and chemical manufacturing facilities.

Newsroom News May 23, 2018

It’s a jungle in there Papua New Guinea, half of the giant island of New Guinea just above Australia, is an ecological masterpiece. It is home to the world’s third-largest rainforest, more than 200,000 different plant and animal species and abundant natural gas reserves.

Environment Energy Factor Aug. 8, 2017

Turning up turtles Mountainous and tropical Papua New Guinea is bursting with a diverse and exotic biological ecosystem.

Environment Energy Factor Oct. 20, 2016