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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.

Starting in 2011, performance data include XTO Energy information. As part of our commitment to transparently communicate our performance, in 2014 we started reporting our data over a 10-year period to demonstrate performance trends over time. Data included in the performance table is guided by the reporting guidelines and indicators of IPIECA’s Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting (2015). For additional information on our sustainability reporting, please see the IPIECA/GRI/SDG index.

Sustainability Report data table 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 
Safety, health and the workplace*
Fatalities – employees  0  4  0  0  1  0  0  0  0  0
Fatalities – contractors  5  4  3  9  4  6  3  2  3  2
1Fatal accident rate – total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours)  0.011  0.017  0.006  0.017  0.010  0.011  0.006  0.004 0.008  0.005
1Fatal incident rate – total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours)   0.011  0.012  0.006  0.017  0.010  0.009  0.006  0.004  0.008  0.005
2Lost-time incident rate – employees (per 200,000 work hours)    0.054  0.043  0.048  0.064  0.043  0.051  0.032  0.044  0.027  0.034
2Lost-time incident rate – contractors (per 200,000 work hours)    0.049  0.040  0.031  0.086  0.050  0.041  0.030  0.029  0.030  0.026
2Lost-time incident rate – total workforce (per 200,000 work hours) 
 0.051  0.041  0.038  0.077  0.047  0.044  0.031  0.035  0.029  0.029
2Total recordable incident rate – employees (per 200,000 work hours) 
 0.37  0.32  0.25  0.30  0.25  0.22  0.19  0.21  0.16  0.14
2Total recordable incident rate – contractors (per 200,000 work hours) 
 0.49  0.39  0.34  0.41  0.37  0.32  0.29  0.26  0.23  0.22
2Total recordable incident rate – total workforce (per 200,000 work hours)  0.43  0.36  0.30  0.37  0.33  0.29  0.26  0.24  0.20  0.19
Process Safety Tier 1 Events (API RP 754 guidance)  N/A  69  62  70  63  62  65  74  64  63
3,4Number of regular employees at year end, thousands  80  81  84  82  77  75  75  73  71  70
4Percent of workforce – outside the United States  63  63  60  61  59  59  58  59  59  60
4Percent women – global workforce  25  26  26  26  28  28  28  28  28  28
Percent management and professional new hires – women (campus and experienced)  39  38  40  44  39 39   40  41  44  41
Percent management and professional new hires – outside the United States (campus and experienced)  69  63  70  79  68  66  61  61  74  67
Number of non-unique employee participants in corporate and technical training, thousands  48  52  61  65  76  87  79  85  83  98
Total corporate and technical training expenditures, millions of dollars  69  71  77  80  88  96  117  124  108  94
Managing climate change risks*
5Greenhouse gas emissions, absolute (net equity, CO2-equivalent emissions), millions of metric tons  126  123  126  128  126  127  123  122  123  122
  6Direct (excluding emissions from exported power and heat)  117  114  117  119  118  119  115  114  115  114
  7Emissions associated with imported power  9  9  9  9  8  8  8  8  8  8
    CO2 (excluding emissions from exported
    power and heat)
 122  119  122  124  120  119  116  115  116  115
    Methane (CO2-equivalent)  3  3  3  3  5  7  6  6  7  7
    Other gases (CO2-equivalent)  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  1  <1  <1
 Emissions from exported power and heat  13  14  13  15  15  16  7  4  3  3
 By-region greenhouse gas emissions (net equity, CO2-equivalent emissions), millions of metric tons
     Africa/Europe/Middle East  45  43  45  45  44  44  43  44  44  43
     Americas  62  62  64  66  68  70  66  65  63  63
     Asia Pacific  19  18  17  17  14  13  14  13  16  16
 By-division greenhouse gas emissions (net equity, CO2-equivalent emissions), millions of metric tons
     Upstream  49  47  50  54  56  58  56  56  57  58
     Downstream  57  56  55  54  51  49  47  45  45  43
     Chemical  20  20  21  20  19  20  20  21  21  21
5Greenhouse gas emissions, normalized (net equity, CO2-equivalent emissions), metric tons per 100 metric tons of throughput or production
     Upstream  21.0  20.1  20.5  20.7  22.3  23.2  23.9  23.9  24.3  24.6
     Downstream  21.0  21.0  20.8  20.0  19.6  19.7  19.2  18.9  19.5  18.6
     Chemical  59.8  60.7  57.9  57.2  56.3  57.0  53.4  53.6  52.2  53.3
 Energy use (billion gigajoules)  1.5  1.5  1.5  1.5  1.5  1.4  1.4  1.5  1.5  1.5
      Upstream (gigajoules per metric
      tons production)
 1.7  1.9  2.0  2.0  2.0  2.1  2.3  2.4  2.4  2.5
      Refining (gigajoules per metric tons throughput)  3.0  3.0  3.0  3.0  3.0  3.0  2.9  2.9  3.0  2.9
      Chemical (gigajoules per metric tons product)  10.1  9.8  9.5  11.4  12.0  10.9  10.7  10.9  10.6  10.5
 Hydrocarbon flaring (worldwide activities), millions of metric tons  5.7  4.4  3.6  4.0  3.5  3.7  4.5  5.3  5.0  3.8
8Cogeneration in which we have interest, gigawatts   4.6  4.9  4.9  5.0  5.2  5.3  5.5  5.5  5.3  5.4
 Environmental performance*
8Number of acres of managed wildlife habitat   370  380  6,400  6,900  7,000  7,000  7,200  7,100  7,200  7,200
 Freshwater withdrawn, millions of cubic meters  N/A  N/A  N/A  540  520  420  420  450  440  450
 Freshwater consumption, millions of cubic meters  350  340  330  370  330  280  270  300  290  300
 Freshwater intensity, metric tons of water consumed per metric tons of throughput or production
     Upstream  0.1  0.1  0.1  0.3  0.3  0.2  0.2  0.4  0.3  0.4
     Downstream  0.9  0.9  0.9  0.9  0.8  0.7  0.7  0.7  0.8  0.8
     Chemical  2.6  2.5  2.4  2.6  2.4  2.0  1.8  1.8  1.7  1.7
 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  211  242  210  484  356  331  334  319  220  205
 Hydrocarbons spilled (oil spilled), thousands of barrels  20.3  17.4  7.7  17.8  8.5  9.3  9.1  10.8  4.7  6.9
 Other spills, thousands of barrels  0.4  0.5  40.4  2.0  1.6  0.9  4.1  0.4  3.7  1.8
 Controlled hydrocarbon discharges to water, thousands of metric tons  1.8  1.4  1.3  1.3  1.2  1.1  1.3  1.1  1.1  1.7
     Upstream  1.3  1.1  1.1  1.1  1.0  1.0  1.2  1.0  1.0  1.6
     Downstream  0.5  0.3  0.2  0.2  0.2  0.1  0.1  0.1  0.1  0.1
 Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted, millions of metric tons  0.19  0.16  0.14  0.13  0.13  0.12  0.10  0.11  0.11  0.10
 Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted, millions of metric tons  0.15  0.13  0.12  0.15  0.14  0.14  0.14  0.14  0.13  0.13
 Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted, millions of metric tons  0.20  0.18  0.18  0.18  0.15  0.15  0.16  0.16  0.15  0.14
 Environmental expenditures, billions of dollars  5.2  5.1  4.5  4.9  5.5  6.0  6.2  5.7  4.9  4.7
 Total dollars spent on environmental penalties, fines and settlements, billions of dollars  0.011  0.002  0.011  0.003  0.004  0.002  0.018  0.015  0.006  0.001
 Total hazardous waste disposed from remediation, millions of metric tons  0.2  1.2  0.6  1.3  1.7  1.1  1.0  1.4  1.4  1.5
9Total hazardous waste disposed from operations, millions of metric tons   0.4  0.8  1.3  1.9  2.0  0.3  0.3  0.2 0.1  0.2
 Community engagement and human rights 
10Community investments, millions of dollars  225.2  235.0  237.1  278.4  255.6  269.5  279.5  272.3  241.5  204.0
   United States  144.6  143.0  154.8  161.3  156.5  156.3  150.2  145.5  131.1  125.3
   Rest of world  80.6  92.0  82.3  117.1  99.1  113.2  129.3  126.8  110.4  76.7
 Local development and supply chain management
11ExxonMobil spending with U.S. diverse suppliers, millions of dollars  615  887  841  1,068  1,001  1,024  1,108  1,064  1,442  1,902
 Corporate governance
12Number of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) participating countries  8  8  7  7  7  9  10  11  15  18
 Percent of shares represented at Corporation's Annual Meeting  84.8  82.9  80.7  81.9  83.0  82.3  82.9  83.9  85.1  85.7
 Corporate political contributions – U.S. state campaigns and national 527s, millions of dollars  0.45  0.49  1.10  0.51  1.03  0.70  1.17  0.58  0.52  0.51






Sources
1 Workforce includes employees and contractors. Accidents or incidents include both injuries and illnesses. From 2008 through 2017 all fatalities were injury-related.
2 Incidents include injuries and illnesses. Safety data are based on information at the time of publication. Workforce includes employees and contractors.
3 Reduction from 2011 primarily due to divestment and restructuring activity in the Downstream business.
4 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.
5 The 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 2005 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.
6 The addition of direct emissions and emissions associated with exported power and heat is equivalent to World Resources Institute (WRI) Scope 1.
7 These emissions are equivalent to WRI Scope 2.
8 Cumulative figure.
9 The 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 2008-2012. 
10 Total contributions include ExxonMobil corporate and foundation donations, and employee and retiree giving through ExxonMobil’s matching gift, disaster relief and employee giving 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.
12 In countries where ExxonMobil has an Upstream business presence.

* Some uncertainty exists in performance data, depending on measurement methods. Data in the report and performance data table represent best available information at the time of publication. Performance data are reported for our affiliates and those operations under direct ExxonMobil management and operational control. Includes XTO Energy performance beginning in 2011. N/A is used to indicate that data are not available.

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