Environmental protection

Environmental initiatives

ExxonMobil considers risk at every stage of development, and we continuously work to manage environmental impacts.

Protecting the environment

Understanding the impacts of our operations

Reliable and affordable energy is essential to human progress. At the same time – like all industrial processes – energy development involves risk. Our approach is guided by an in-depth scientific understanding of the environmental impacts of our operations and a commitment to develop, maintain and operate projects using effective management systems, processes and appropriate standards.

Our Operations Integrity Management System is the framework that helps put our Corporate Environment Policy into action by establishing common worldwide expectations for addressing environmental risks.

Environmental management process

Environmental management process
As illustrated in the graphic above, we employ structured environmental management processes across a project’s life cycle to ensure we effectively understand and address potential impacts from our operations.
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Sound and the preservation of marine life

Safeguarding ocean dwellers is a top priority for ExxonMobil’s marine projects and depends upon learnings from years of academic research and careful operations.
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All articles about environmental initiatives

Unlocking the potential of advanced recycling ExxonMobil engineer Natalie Martinez discusses the company’s efforts to scale up advanced recycling and her part in making it happen.

Advanced chemical products Energy Factor Aug. 31, 2022

Things you didn’t know about hydrogen What is hydrogen? 8 hydrogen facts to understand the future of energy.
Hydrogen is everywhere. From deep inside stars to the water here on Earth, hydrogen is the most abundant element in the universe. And it’s shaping up to play an important role in our energy future.

Climate solutions Energy Factor Aug. 24, 2022

Transforming plastic waste through advanced recycling Deploying advanced recycling solutions will expand the range of materials that can be recycled and will help maintain the performance of products over multiple recycling loops. This could translate into lower waste for society overall.

Advanced chemical products Energy Factor Oct. 11, 2021

Tracking methane from above ExxonMobil is setting out to change how the industry tracks, and fixes, methane leaks. Earlier this year, ExxonMobil submitted its application to the Environmental Protection Agency to use aerial technology as a new model regulatory framework for detecting methane.

Emissions and climate Energy Factor July 29, 2021

ExxonMobil tests advanced recycling of plastic waste at Baytown facilities IRVING, Texas – ExxonMobil has completed the initial phase of a plant trial of a proprietary advanced recycling process for converting plastic waste into raw materials for production of high-value polymers. The trial, at the company’s existing facilities in Baytown, Texas, marks another step in ExxonMobil’s efforts to help reduce plastic waste in the environment and maximize resource recovery.

Newsroom News Feb. 25, 2021