Sustainability performance data

We assess our performance to support continual improvements throughout the company.

Report Dec. 22, 2021

Sustainability performance data

Performance data table1

Consistent with industry, we are reporting the data below over a 5-year period.  The reporting guidelines and indicators of IPIECA, the International Oil and Gas Producers Association and the American Petroleum Institute Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting (2015) informed which data we included in the performance table. For additional resources see the following: sustainability home page, Advancing Climate Solutions - 2022 Progress Report (see page 47 for GHG emissions performance data), and the content index.

ENVIRONMENT2

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Freshwater withdrawn, millions of cubic meters 460 460 470 440 430
Freshwater consumption, millions of cubic meters 300 300 310 290 280
Freshwater intensity, metric tons of water consumed per metric tons of throughput or production - - - - -

     Upstream

0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3

     Downstream

0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8

     Chemical

2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8 1.8
Marine vessel (owned and long-term leased) hydrocarbon spills >1 barrel, number 0 0 0 0 0
Spills (not from marine vessels) of oil, chemical or drilling fluids >1 barrel, number

223

352 335 204 223
Hydrocarbon spills (oil spilled) volume, thousands of barrels 1.9 7.5 11.3 6.9 4.7
Other spills (non-hydrocarbon) volume, thousands of barrels 0.5 0.6 0.8 1.8 3.7
Controlled hydrocarbon discharges to water, thousands of metric tons 0.8 0.7 0.8 1.7 1.1

     Upstream

0.7 0.5 0.7 1.6 1.0

     Downstream

0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted, millions of metric tons

0.07 0.09 0.10 0.10 0.11
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted, millions of metric tons 0.10 0.12 0.12 0.12 0.13
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted, millions of metric tons 0.10 0.15 0.17 0.15 0.15
Environmental expenditures, billions of dollars 4.5 5.2 4.9 4.7 4.9
Total dollars spent on environmental penalties, fines and settlements, billions of dollars <0.001 <0.001 0.001 0.001 0.006
Total hazardous waste disposed from remediation, millions of metric tons 0.9 1.4 1.1 1.5 1.4
Total hazardous waste disposed from operations, millions of metric tons 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.1

SOCIAL

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Fatalities - employees 1 0 0 0 0
Fatalities - contractors 1 1 3 2 3

Fatal accident rate - total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours)3

0.005 0.002 0.007 0.005 0.008

Fatal incident rate - total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours)3

0.005 0.002 0.007 0.005 0.008

Lost-time incident rate - employees (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.019 0.031 0.037 0.034 0.027

Lost-time incident rate - contractors (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.020 0.034 0.031 0.027 0.030

Lost-time incident rate - total workforce (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.019 0.033 0.033 0.030 0.029

Total recordable incident rate - employees (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.10 0.15 0.14 0.15 0.16

Total recordable incident rate - contractors (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.17 0.25 0.26 0.23 0.23

Total recordable incident rate - total workforce (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.14 0.21 0.21 0.19 0.20
Process Safety Tier 1 Events (API RP 754 guidance) 63 74 73 63 64

Number of regular employees at year end, thousands5

72 75 71 70 71

Percent of workforce - non-U.S.5

60 60 60 60 59

Percent women - global workforce5

29 29 29 28 28

Percent management and professional new hires - women

40 37 37 41 44
No. of employee participants in corporate and technical training, thousands 78 88 87 98 83
Total corporate and technical training expenditures, millions of dollars 34 77 62 94 108

Community Investments, millions of dollars6

202.8 252.5 211.0 204.0 241.5

     United States

91.6 117.4 112.0 125.3 131.1

     Rest of World

111.2 135.1 99.0 78.7 110.4

ExxonMobil spending with U.S. diverse suppliers, millions of dollars7

2732 2727 2267 1902 1442

ExxonMobil spending with U.S. certified, tier 1, diverse suppliers, millions of dollars8

620 643

GOVERNANCE

2020

2019

2018

2017

2016

Number of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) participating countries9

20 21 19 18 15

Corporate political contributions - U.S. state campaigns and national 527s, millions of dollars

0.54 1.13 0.62 0.51 0.52

Percent of shares represented at Corporation's Annual Meeting

82.2 86.7 85.5 85.7 85.1

1 Performance data is based on a combination of measured and estimated data using reasonable efforts and collection methods. Any calculations are based on industry standards and best practices, including guidance from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and IPIECA as applicable. There is uncertainty associated with the performance data due to variation in the processes and operations, the availability of sufficient data, quality of those data and methodology used for measurement and estimation.  Performance data may include rounding of subcategories. Changes to the performance data may be reported as part of the company’s annual publications as new or updated data and/or methodologies become available. Environment, personnel safety, and process safety is reported for ExxonMobil operated assets only.

2 Some historical performance data were updated to reflect the best available information at the time of this report.

3 Workforce includes employees and contractors. Accidents or incidents include both injuries and illnesses. From 2016 through 2020, all fatalities were injury-related.

4 Incidents include injuries and illnesses. Safety data are based on information at the time of publication. Workforce includes employees and contractors.

5 Regular employees are defined as active executive, management, professional, technical and wage employees who work full-time or part-time for ExxonMobil and are covered by ExxonMobil’s benefit plans and programs. Employees at our company-operated retail stores are not included.

6 Total contributions include donations from Exxon Mobil Corporation, our divisions and affiliates, the ExxonMobil Foundation, as well as employee and retiree giving through ExxonMobil’s matching gift and volunteer programs.

7 Our spending encompassed an expanded set of diverse classifications that includes: minority-owned businesses, women-owned businesses, small business-owned, lesbian-, gay-, bisexual- and transgender-owned businesses, veteran-owned businesses, service-disabled veteran-owned businesses and businesses owned by peoples with disabilities.

8 ExxonMobil spending with U.S. certified, tier 1, diverse suppliers, millions of dollars was added as a new metric in 2019 and reported as of that year.

9 In countries where ExxonMobil has an upstream business presence.