Performance data table

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Report Jan. 5, 2021

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Performance data table
Since 2011, performance data include XTO Energy information. In 2014, we started reporting our data over a 10-year period to demonstrate trends over time as part of our commitment to transparency. 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 information on our sustainability reporting, please visit the content index.

 

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010

Environment*

1Greenhouse gas emissions, absolute (net equity, CO2-equivalent emissions), millions of metric tons

120 124 123 125 122 124 127 126 128 126

     2Direct (excluding emissions from exported power and heat)

111 116 115 117 114 116 119 118 119 117
     3Emissions associated with imported power
9 8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9
     CO2 (excluding emissions from exported power and heat) 114 117 116 117 115 116 119 120 124 122
     Methane (CO2-equivalent) 6 7 7 7 6 7 7 5 3 3
     Other gases (CO2-equivalent) <1 <1 <1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Emissions from exported power and heat
3 3 3 3 4 8 16 15 15 13
By-region greenhouse gas emissions (net equity, CO2-equivalent emissions), millions of metric tons
                   
     Africa/Europe/Middle East 37 42 43 45 44 43 44 44 45 45
     Americas 66 63 64 64 65 66 70 68 66 64
     Asia Pacific 17 19 16 16 13 15 13 14 17 17
By-division greenhouse gas emissions (net equity, CO2-equivalent emissions), millions of metric tons
                   
     Upstream 55 58 58 59 56 56 58 56 54 50
     Downstream 42 42 43 45 45 47 49 51 54 55
     Chemical 23 24 22 21 21 21 20 19 20 21
1Greenhouse gas emissions, normalized (net equity, CO2-equivalent emissions), metric tons per 100 metric tons of throughput or production
                   
     Upstream 25.4 26.8 26.3 26.3 25.7 24.0 23.2 22.3 20.7 20.5
     Downstream 19.1 18.6 18.6 19.4 18.9 19.2 19.7 19.6 20.0 20.8
     Chemical 52.8 55.5 54.2 53.9 54.8 54.5 57.9 56.3 57.2 57.9
Energy use (billion gigajoules)
1.5 1.5 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5
     Upstream (gigajoules per metric tons production) 2.5 2.5 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0
     Downstream (gigajoules per metric tons of throughput) 3.0 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9 2.9 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
     Chemical (gigajoules per metric tons product) 10.0 10.0 10.5 10.6 10.9 10.7 10.9 12.0 11.4 9.5
4Hydrocarbon flaring (worldwide activities), millions of standard cubic feet per day
430 410 410 530 570 470 390 380 430 380
5Cogeneration capacity in which we have interest, gigawatts

5.4 5.4 5.4 5.3 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.9
Freshwater withdrawn, millions of cubic meters
460 470 440 430 450 420 420 520 540 N/A
Freshwater consumption, millions of cubic meters
290 310 290 280 300 270 280 330 370 330
Freshwater intensity, metric tons of water consumed per metric tons of throughput or production
                   
     Upstream 0.5 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1
     Downstream 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.9
     Chemical 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.4
Marine vessel spills (owned and long-term leased), number of hydrocarbon spills > 1 barrel
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spills (not from marine vessels), number of oil, chemical and drilling fluid spills > 1 barrel
352 334 204 220 321 337 332 356 484 210
Hydrocarbons spilled (oil spilled), thousands of barrels
7.5 11.3 6.9 4.7 10.8 9.1 9.3 8.5 17.8 7.7
Other spills, thousands of barrels
0.6 0.8 1.8 3.7 0.4 4.1 0.9 1.6 2.0 40.4
Controlled hydrocarbon discharges to water, thousands of metric tons
0.7 0.8 1.7 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3
     Upstream 0.5 0.7 1.6 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1
     Downstream 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted, millions of metric tons
0.09 0.10 0.10 0.11 0.11 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.13 0.14
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted, millions of metric tons
0.12 0.12 0.12 0.13 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.15 0.12
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted, millions of metric tons
0.15 0.16 0.14 0.15 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.15 0.18 0.17
Environmental expenditures, billions of dollars
5.2 4.9 4.7 4.9 5.7 6.2 6.0 5.5 4.9 4.5
Total dollars spent on environmental penalties, fines and settlements, billions of dollars
<0.001 0.001 0.001 0.006 0.006 0.015 0.002 0.004 0.003 0.011
Total hazardous waste disposed from remediation, millions of metric tons
1.4 1.1 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.1 1.7 1.3 0.6
6Total hazardous waste disposed from operations, millions of metric tons

0.2 0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 2.0 1.9 1.3

* ExxonMobil operated emission estimates are based on a combination of measured and estimated emissions data using best available information. Our calculations are based on industry standards and best practices, including guidance from the American Petroleum Institute (API) and IPIECA. The uncertainty associated with the emission estimates depends on variation in the processes and operations, the availability of sufficient data, the quality of those data and methodology used for measurement and estimation. Changes to the estimates may be reported as updated data and/or emission methodologies become available. We work with industry, including API and IPIECA, to improve emission factors and methodologies. Emission estimates from non-ExxonMobil operated facilities are included in the equity data. The data includes XTO Energy performance beginning in 2011.

1The net equity greenhouse gas emissions metric was introduced in 2011 as a replacement for the direct equity greenhouse gas metric. Information has been restated back to 2010 according to the new metric. The net equity greenhouse gas metric includes direct and imported greenhouse gas emissions and excludes emissions from exports (including Hong Kong Power through mid-2014). ExxonMobil reports greenhouse gas emissions on a net equity basis for all our business operations, reflecting our percent ownership in an asset.

2 The addition of direct emissions and emissions associated with exported power and heat is equivalent to World Resources Institute (WRI) Scope 1.

3 These emissions are equivalent to WRI Scope 2.

4 Flaring increased in 2019 due to start-up of growth projects in the Upstream and as a result of implementing measures to comply with new regulatory requirements in Downstream and Chemical manufacturing. We anticipate meeting our 2020 flaring reduction target.

5 Cumulative figure.

6 The value for hazardous waste from ongoing operations includes produced water classified as hazardous waste by one local authority, which is approximately 80-95 percent of the reported figure in 2010-2012.

N/A is used to indicate that data are not available.

 

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
 

Social

Fatalities — employees
0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0
Fatalities — contractors
1 3 2 3 2 3 6 4 9 3
7Fatal accident rate — total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours)
0.002 0.007 0.005 0.008 0.004 0.006 0.011 0.009 0.017 0.006
7Fatal incident rate — total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours)
0.002 0.007 0.005 0.008 0.004 0.006 0.009 0.009 0.017 0.006
8Lost—time incident rate — employees (per 200,000 work hours)
0.031 0.037 0.034 0.027 0.045 0.032 0.051 0.041 0.064 0.048
8Lost-time incident rate — contractors (per 200,000 work hours)
0.034 0.031 0.027 0.030 0.029 0.031 0.041 0.049 0.086 0.031
8Lost-time incident rate — total workforce (per 200,000 work hours)
0.033 0.033 0.030 0.029 0.035 0.031 0.044 0.046 0.077 0.038
8Total recordable incident rate — employees (per 200,000 work hours)
0.15 0.14 0.15 0.16 0.21 0.19 0.22 0.25 0.30 0.25
8Total recordable incident rate — contractors (per 200,000 work hours)
0.25 0.26 0.23 0.23 0.26 0.29 0.32 0.37 0.41 0.34
8Total recordable incident rate — total workforce (per 200,000 work hours)
0.21 0.21 0.19 0.20 0.24 0.26 0.29 0.33 0.37 0.30
Tier 1 Process Safety Event rate (API RP 754 guidance, per 200,000 work hours)
0.049 0.054 0.051 0.055 0.051 0.04 0.036 0.038 0.043 0.041
9Number of regular employees at year end, thousands
75 71 70 71 73 75 75 77 82 84
9Percent of workforce — non-U.S.
60 60 60 59 59 58 59 59 61 60
9Percent women — global workforce
29 29 28 28 28 28 28 28 26 26
Percent management and professional new hires — women
37 37 41 44 41 40 39 39 44 40
Percent management and professional new hires — non-U.S.
65 62 67 74 61 61 66 68 79 70
Number of non—unique employee participants in corporate and technical training, thousands
88 87 98 83 85 79 87 76 65 61
Total corporate and technical training expenditures, millions of dollars
77 62 94 108 124 117 96 88 80 77
10Community investments, millions of dollars
252.5 211.0 204.0 241.5 272.3 279.5 269.5 255.6 278.4 237.1
     United States 117.4 112 125.3 131.1 145.5 150.2 156.3 156.5 161.3 154.8
     Rest of world 135.1 99.0 787.7 110.4 126.8 129.3 113.2 99.1 117.1 82.3
11ExxonMobil spending with U.S. diverse suppliers, millions of dollars
2,727 2,267 1,902 1,442 1,064 1,108 1,024 1,001 1,068 841
ExxonMobil spending with U.S. certified, tier 1, diverse suppliers, millions of dollars
643                  

7 Workforce includes employees and contractors. Accidents or incidents include both injuries and illnesses. From 2010 through 2019, all fatalities were injury-related.

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

9 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.

10 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.

11 Beginning in 2015, 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. Prior to 2014, spending included minority- and women-owned businesses. 

N/A is used to indicate that data are not available.

 

2019 2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010
 

Governance

12Number of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) participating countries
21 19 18 15 11 10 9 7 7 7
Corporate political contributions — U.S. state campaigns and national 527s, millions of dollars
1.13 0.62 0.51 0.52 0.58 1.17 0.70 1.03 0.51 1.10
Percent of shares represented at Corporation’s Annual Meeting
86.7 85.5 85.7 85.1 83.9 82.9 82.3 83.0 81.9 80.7

12 In countries where ExxonMobil has an upstream business presence.


N/A is used to indicate that data are not available.