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 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.
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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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Solving the dual challenge: It takes patience and passion ExxonMobil’s role in helping society meet the dual challenge is to supply the affordable and reliable energy the world needs while reducing environmental impacts. Doing that takes long-term research and a dedication to turning promising innovations into scalable solutions.

Energy and environment Energy Factor July 23, 2020

Energy and opportunity in Papua New Guinea From its lush rainforest landscapes and mountainous terrain to its rich cultural heritage with more than 800 recognized languages, Papua New Guinea is truly unique.

Natural gas Energy Factor Jan. 21, 2020

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