Air emissions

ExxonMobil is committed to doing our part to contribute to cleaner air in the communities where we operate by reducing our air emissions.

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Air emissions

We are working to reduce air emissions associated with our projects, operations and the products we deliver through numerous initiatives, including major capital investments, implementation of cost-effective new technologies and adoption of creative new operating practices. In some cases, these reductions are driven by new regulations.

Performance and initiatives

Our combined emissions of volatile organic compounds, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides have decreased by almost 31 percent over the past 10 years across all our businesses. For historical data on ExxonMobil’s air emissions, please see the performance data table.

New air measurement technologies are making it easier to monitor ambient air at our Downstream facilities in the United States and Canada. Data collected around the perimeter of our facilities is publicly available to local communities.

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Developing technology solutions

Technological advancements will be instrumental to meet rising global energy demand while also lowering greenhouse gas emissions.

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Spotlight: Taking action to manage methane emissions

In 2017, ExxonMobil and our subsidiary XTO Energy established a methane management program to reduce emissions of this greenhouse gas.

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Workplace security

ExxonMobil has robust security measures in place to protect our personnel, facilities and operations around the world. We continue to integrate security expectations into our Operations Integrity Management System, which systematically embeds security into our daily operations.

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Spotlight: Working toward continuous improvement of process safety

ExxonMobil recently launched a comprehensive review of process safety practices used across the company to identify opportunities for improvement.

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Worksite health and wellness

The success of ExxonMobil’s operations depends on a healthy and competent workforce. We also provide voluntary health programs to our employees that promote enhanced well-being, while improving safety, productivity and resilience.

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Performance data table

We assess our performance at many levels of the organization, from individual operational sites to the business lines, to support continual improvement in all areas of sustainability.

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