Sustainability performance data

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

Report July 15, 2022

Sustainability performance data

Performance data table1

Consistent with industry, we are reporting the data below over a 5-year period.  The reporting guidelines and indicators of Ipieca, the American Petroleum Institute (API) and the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil and Gas Industry (2020) informed the selection of the data included in this performance table. For additional resources see the following: sustainability home page, Advancing Climate Solutions - 2022 Progress Report (see page 47 for GHG emissions performance data), and the content index.

ENVIRONMENT2

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

Freshwater

Freshwater withdrawn, millions of cubic meters 440 460 460 470 440
Freshwater consumption, millions of cubic meters 270 300 300 310 290
Freshwater intensity, metric tons of water consumed per metric tons of throughput or production

          Upstream

0.3 0.4 0.5 0.5 0.3

          Downstream

0.7 0.7 0.7 0.7 0.8

          Chemical

1.9 2.2 1.9 1.8 1.8

Discharges to water

Controlled hydrocarbon discharges to water, thousands of metrics tons

0.7

0.8

0.7

0.8

1.7

          Upstream

0.6

0.7

0.6

0.7

1.6

          Downstream

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

0.1

Spills to the environment

Marine vessel (owned and long-term leased) hydrocarbon spills >1 barrel, number 0 0 0 0 0
Hydrocarbon spills (not from marine vessels) (oil spilled), number 161 180 312 287 181
Hydrocarbon spills (not from marine vessels) (oil spilled) volume, thousands of barrels 15.9 1.9 7.7 11.4

7.0

Other spills (not from marine vessels) (non-hydrocarbon), number 49 43 40 48 23
Other spills (not from marine vessels) (non-hydrocarbon) volume, thousands of barrels 0.5 0.5 0.4 0.7 1.8

Air emissions

Sulfur oxides (SOx) emitted, millions of metric tons 0.08 0.07 0.09

0.10

0.10

Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted, millions of metric tons

0.10

0.10

0.12 0.12 0.12
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted, millions of metric tons 0.12

0.10

0.15 0.17 0.15

Materials management

Total hazardous waste generated from remediation, millions of metric tons 0.9 0.9 1.4 1.2 1.7
Total hazardous waste disposed from remediation, millions of metric tons 0.9 0.9 1.4 1.1 1.5
Total hazardous waste beneficial reuse from remediation, millions of metric tons <0.1 <0.1 <0.1 0.1 0.1
Total non-hazardous waste generated from remediation, millions of metric tons 0.7 0.4 0.9 0.4 0.5
Total non-hazardous waste disposed from remediation, millions of metric tons 0.7 0.4 0.8 0.4 0.4
Total non-hazardous waste beneficial reuse from remediation, millions of metric tons <0.1 <0.1 0.1 0.1 0.1
Total hazardous waste generated from operations, millions of metric tons 0.5 0.3 0.5 0.4 0.4
Total hazardous waste disposed from operations, millions of metric tons 0.3 0.1 0.2 0.1 0.2
Total hazardous waste beneficial reuse from operations, millions of metric tons 0.2 0.2 0.2 0.3 0.2
Total non-hazardous waste generated from operations, millions of metric tons 0.7 0.8 1.7 0.7 0.6
Total non-hazardous waste disposed from operations, millions of metric tons 0.6 0.4 0.7 0.5 0.4
Total non-hazardous waste beneficial reuse from operations, millions of metric tons 0.2 0.4

1.0

0.2 0.2

Environmental expenditures

Environmental expenditures, billions of dollars

5.2

4.5

5.2

4.9

4.7

Total dollars spent on environmental penalties, fines and settlements, billions of dollars

<0.001

<0.001

<0.001

0.001

0.001

SOCIAL2

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

Safety

Fatalities - employees

0 1 0 0 0

Fatalities - contractors

1 0 1 3 2

Fatal accident rate - total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours)3

0.003 0.003 0.002 0.007 0.005

Fatal incident rate - total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours)3

0.003 0.003 0.002 0.007 0.005

Lost-time incident rate - employees (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.02 0.02 0.03 0.04 0.03

Lost-time incident rate - contractors (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.03 0.02 0.03 0.03 0.03

Lost-time incident rate - total workforce (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.02 0.02 0.03 0.03 0.03

Total recordable incident rate - employees (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.11 0.09 0.15 0.14 0.15

Total recordable incident rate - contractors (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.20

0.17 0.25 0.26 0.22

Total recordable incident rate - total workforce (per 200,000 work hours)4

0.16 0.14 0.21 0.21 0.19

Process Safety Tier 1 Events (API RP 754 guidance)

44 63 74 73 63

Workforce composition

Number of regular employees at year end, thousands5

63 72 75 71 70

Percent international - global workforce5

64 60 60 60 60

Percent women - global workforce5

29 29 29 29 28

Percent professional women - global

34 34 34 34 33

Percent executive women - global

27 24 22 20 20

Percent professional United States minorities

27 28 27 26 25

Percent executive United States minorities

22 20 18 17 16

Percent United States veterans6

5 5 5 4 4

Hiring (percent professional new hires) 7

Women - global

40 40 37 37 41

United States minorities

47 43 37 35 32

United States Asian

20 16 14 13 12

United States Black/African-American

8 9 8 7 7

United States Hispanic/Latino

14 14 11 12 11

Training

Number of participants in corporate and technical training (thousands)

73 78 88 87 98

Total corporate and technical training expenditures (millions of dollars)

19 34 77 62 94

Community investments, millions of dollars8

163.4 202.8 252.5

211.0

204.0

United States

60.0

91.6 117.4

112.0

125.3

Rest of World

130.4 111.2 135.1

99.0

78.7

ExxonMobil spending with United States diverse suppliers, millions of dollars9

2366 2732 2727 2267 1902

ExxonMobil spending with United States certified, tier 1, diverse suppliers, millions of dollars10

513 620 643

GOVERNANCE

2021

2020

2019

2018

2017

Number of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) participating countries11

16 20 21 19 18

Corporate political contributions - United States state campaigns and national 527s, millions of dollars

0.52 0.54 1.13 0.62 0.51

Percent of shares represented at Corporation's Annual Meeting

72.0

82.2 86.7 85.5 85.7

1Performance data is based on a combination of measured and estimated data using reasonable efforts and collection methods. Any calculations are based on industry standards and best practices, including guidance from the API and Ipieca as applicable. There is uncertainty associated with the performance data due to variation in the processes and operations, the availability of sufficient data, quality of those data and methodology used for measurement and estimation. Performance data may include rounding. This table reflects the latest set of performance data as of March 10, 2022 for Environment and April 12, 2022 for Safety. Changes to the performance data may be reported as part of the company’s annual publications as new or updated data and/or methodologies become available. Environment and Safety is reported for ExxonMobil operated assets only. Additional waste metrics were added consistent with new core metrics set forth in the Ipieca, API, and IOGP Sustainability Reporting Guidance for the Oil and Gas Industry (2020). Also consistent with this Guidance, new hydrocarbon and other spill metrics replaced the metric for "Spills (not from marine vessels) of oil, chemical or drilling fluids >1 barrel, number".

2Some historical performance data were updated to reflect the best available information as of March 10, 2022 for Environment and April 12, 2022 for Safety.

3Workforce includes employees and contractors. Accidents or incidents include both injuries and illnesses. From 2017 through 2021, all fatalities were injury-related.

4Incidents include injuries and illnesses. Workforce includes employees and contractors.

5Global workforce is defined as all active, regular executive, management, professional, technical (EMPT), 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.

6U.S. workforce is defined as all active, regular executive, management, professional, technical, and wage employees on the U.S. payroll 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. U.S. workforce is a broader definition than EEO-1 report scope, which excludes U.S. payroll employees on assignment outside the United States.

7Professional hires are employees hired as EMPT.

8Total 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.

9Our 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.

10ExxonMobil spending with U.S. certified, tier 1, diverse suppliers, millions of dollars was added as a new metric in 2019 and reported as of that year.

11In countries where ExxonMobil has an upstream business presence.