Performance data table

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

Report Dec. 20, 2019

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 what data we included in the performance table. For additional information on our sustainability reporting, please see the content index.

 

2018 2017 2016 2015 2014 2013 2012 2011 2010  2009

Environment*

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

124 123 125 122 124 127 126 128 126 123

     2Direct (excluding emissions from exported power and heat)

116 115 117 114 116 119 118 119 117 114
     3Emissions associated with imported power
8 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9
     CO2 (excluding emissions from exported power and heat) 117 116 118 115 116 119 120 124 122 119
     Methane (CO2-equivalent) 7 7 7 6 7 7 5 3 3 3
     Other gases (CO2-equivalent) <1 <1 <1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Emissions from exported power and heat
3 3 3 4 8 16 15 15 13 14
By-region greenhouse gas emissions (net equity, CO2-equivalent emissions), millions of metric tons
                   
     Africa/Europe/Middle East 42 43 45 44 43 44 44 45 45 43
     Americas 63 64 64 65 66 70 68 66 64 62
     Asia Pacific 19 16 16 13 15 13 14 17 17 18
By-division greenhouse gas emissions (net equity, CO2-equivalent emissions), millions of metric tons
                   
     Upstream 58 58 59 56 56 58 56 54 50 47
     Downstream 42  43 45 45 47 49 51 54 55 56
     Chemical 24 22 21 21 21 20 19 20 21 20
1Greenhouse gas emissions, normalized (net equity, CO2-equivalent emissions), metric tons per 100 metric tons of throughput or production
                   
     Upstream 25.3 24.7 24.7 23.9 24.0 23.2 22.3 20.7 20.5 20.1
     Downstream 18.6 18.6 19.4 18.9 19.2 19.7 19.6 20.0 20.8 21.0
     Chemical 55.7 54.2 53.9 54.8 54.5 57.9 56.3 57.2 57.9 60.7
Energy use (billion gigajoules)
1.5 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.5 1.5 1.5 1.5
     Upstream (gigajoules per metric tons production) 2.6 2.5 2.4 2.4 2.3 2.1 2.0 2.0 2.0 1.9
     Downstream (gigajoules per metric tons of throughput) 3.0 2.9 2.9 2.9  2.9  3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0 3.0
     Chemical (gigajoules per metric tons product) 10.1 10.5 10.6 10.9 10.7 10.9 12.0 11.4 9.5 9.8
Hydrocarbon flaring (worldwide activities), millions of metric tons
4.0 3.8 5.0 5.3 4.5 3.7 3.5 4.0 3.6 4.4
4Cogeneration capacity in which we have interest, gigawatts

5.4 5.4 5.3 5.5 5.5 5.3 5.2 5.0 4.9 4.9
Freshwater withdrawn, millions of cubic meters
470 440 430 450  420 420 520 540 N/A N/A
Freshwater consumption, millions of cubic meters
310 290 280 300 270 280 330 370 330 340
Freshwater intensity, metric tons of water consumed per metric tons of throughput or production

                 
     Upstream 0.5 0.3 0.3 0.4 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.3 0.1 0.1
     Downstream 0.7 0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8 0.9 0.9 0.9
     Chemical 1.8 1.7 1.7 1.8 1.8 2.0 2.4 2.6 2.4 2.5
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
333 204 220 321 337 331 356 484 210 242
Hydrocarbons spilled (oil spilled), thousands of barrels
11.3 6.9 4.7 10.8 9.1 9.3 8.5 17.8 7.7 17.4
Other spills, thousands of barrels
0.8 1.8 3.7 0.4 4.1 0.9 1.6 2.0 40.4 0.5
Controlled hydrocarbon discharges to water, thousands of metric tons
0.8 1.7 1.1 1.1 1.3 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.3 1.4
     Upstream 0.7 1.6 1.0 1.0 1.2 1.0 1.0 1.1 1.1 1.1
     Downstream 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1  0.1 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted, millions of metric tons
0.11  0.10 0.11 0.11 0.10 0.12 0.13 0.13 0.14 0.16
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted, millions of metric tons
0.12 0.12 0.13 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.14 0.15  0.12 0.13 
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted, millions of metric tons
0.17 0.15 0.15 0.16 0.16 0.15 0.15 0.18 0.18 0.18
Environmental expenditures, billions of dollars
4.9 4.7 4.9 5.7 6.2 6.0 5.5 4.9 4.5 5.1
Total dollars spent on environmental penalties, fines and settlements, billions of dollars
0.001 0.001 0.006 0.005 0.015 0.002 0.004 0.003 0.011 0.002
Total hazardous waste disposed from remediation, millions of metric tons
1.1 1.5 1.4 1.4 1.0 1.1 1.7 1.3 0.6 1.2
5Total hazardous waste disposed from operations, millions of metric tons

0.2 0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3 2.0 1.9 1.3 0.8
 

Social

Fatalities — employees
0 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4
Fatalities — contractors
3 2 3 2 3 6 4 9 3 4
6Fatal accident rate — total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours)
0.007 0.005  0.008 0.004 0.006  0.011  0.010  0.017 0.006 0.017 
6Fatal incident rate — total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours)
0.007 0.005 0.008 0.004 0.006  0.009 0.010  0.017 0.006 0.012
7Lost—time incident rate — employees (per 200,000 work hours) 
0.037 0.034 0.027 0.045 0.032  0.051 0.042 0.064 0.048 0.043
7Lost—time incident rate — contractors (per 200,000 work hours)
0.031 0.027 0.030 0.029 0.031 0.041  0.049 0.086 0.031  0.040
7Lost—time incident rate — total workforce (per 200,000 work hours)
0.034 0.029 0.029 0.035 0.031 0.044 0.047 0.077 0.038 0.041
7Total recordable incident rate — employees (per 200,000 work hours)
0.14 0.15 0.16 0.21 0.19  0.22   0.25 0.30 0.25  0.32 
7Total recordable incident rate — contractors (per 200,000 work hours)
0.26 0.22 0.23 0.26 0.29 0.32 0.37  0.41  0.34  0.39
7Total recordable incident rate — total workforce (per 200,000 work hours)
0.22 0.19 0.20 0.24 0.26 0.29  0.33 0.37 0.30 0.36
Process Safety Tier 1 Events (API RP 754 guidance)
73 63 64 74 65  62 63  70    62 69
8,9Number of regular employees at year end, thousands
71 70 71 73  75  75  77  82  84 81
9Percent of workforce — outside the United States
60 60 59 59  58  59  59 61  60  63 
9Percent women — global workforce
29 28  28  28  28  28 28 26 26 26
Percent management and professional new hires — women (campus and experienced)
37 41 44 41  40 39 39   44  40  38
Percent management and professional new hires — outside the United States (campus and experienced)
62 67  74 61  61 66  68 79 70  63 
Number of non—unique employee participants in corporate and technical training, thousands
87 98 83 85  79  87 76 65  61  52 
Total corporate and technical training expenditures, millions of dollars
62 94 108 124  117  96  88  80  77 71
10Community investments, millions of dollars
211.0 204.0 241.5 272.3 279.5 269.5 255.6 278.4 237.1 235.0
     United States 112.0 125.3 131.1 145.5 150.2 156.3 156.5 161.3 154.8 143.0
     Rest of world 99.0 78.7

110.4

126.8 129.3 113.2 99.1 117.1 82.3 92.0
11ExxonMobil spending with U.S. diverse suppliers, millions of dollars
2,267 1,902 1,442 1,064 1,108 1,024 1,001 1,068 841 887
 

Governance

12Number of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) participating countries  
19 18 15 11 10  7 7 7 8
Corporate political contributions — U.S. state campaigns and national 527s, millions of dollars
0.62 0.51 0.52 0.58 1.17 0.70 1.03 0.51 1.10 0.49
Percent of shares represented at Corporation's Annual Meeting  
85.5 85.7 85.1 83.9  82.9  82.3  83.0 81.9  80.7  82.9 

*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 2009 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.

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

3These emissions are equivalent to WRI Scope 2.

4Cumulative figure.

5The value for hazardous waste from ongoing operations includes produced water classified as hazardous waste by one local authority, which is approximately 70-95 percent of the reported figure in 2009-2012.

6Workforce includes employees and contractors.Accidents or incidents include both injuries and illnesses. From 2009 through 2018 all fatalities were injury-related.

7Incidents include injuries and illnesses. Safety data are based on information at the time of publication. Workforce includes employees and contractors.

8Reduction from 2011 primarily due to divestment and restructuring activity in the Downstream business.

9Regular 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.

10Total contributions include ExxonMobil corporate and foundation donations, and employee and retiree giving through ExxonMobil’s matching gift, disaster relief and employee giving programs.

11Beginning 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.

12In countries where ExxonMobil has an Upstream business presence.

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

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