Transparency and anti-corruption

We are committed to preventing corruption, complying with all legal requirements, operating with the highest ethical business practices and communicating openly with transparent processes.
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Photo — A grievance management mechanism along with a fair and transparent compensation process maintains dialogue and good relations with the communities.

Strengthened accountability, good governance and compliance promote greater economic stability in the countries in which we operate, and is consistent with ExxonMobil’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. Transparent communications and processes (i.e., hiring, procurement of goods and services, fair and timely compensation for land use/damages, and grievances) are instrumental in gaining and maintaining public and government trust.

Ethics and high standards of business conduct are at the heart of ExxonMobil’s business success and are a part of every employee’s job expectations.

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Transparent operations

Our refinery and petrochemical facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, works with the local communities in a transparent manner.

We engage the community through our ExxonMobil Community Dialogue and Partnership Panel that regularly meets to provide candid feedback to local ExxonMobil management about neighborhood concerns. We publish a quarterly newsletter to address flaring and aquifer use, publicize community outreach projects and share our annual environmental performance report. We also provide employee-led plant tours for student groups and hold site tours and operational briefings for local and state leaders, government officials and the media. Community members can access updated information on current operations every day of the year through a dedicated information phone line.

Read our Code of Ethics and Business Conduct

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Community relations

Understanding and addressing the interests of societies and communities where we work is an important component of maintaining a successful and sustainable business.
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Land use and resettlement

We seek to implement fair, transparent and collaborative processes to assess and manage the restoration of households — including their livelihoods — when our activities result in physical or economic displacement.
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Economic development

Our activities produce direct and indirect benefits to communities wherever we do business — an essential way is through the development of a globally competitive local workforce and local supply chain.
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Cultural heritage and diversity

We respect local cultures, beliefs and diversity. We rely on local knowledge, ideas, skills and culture to find the right balance between economic development and protecting cultural heritage.
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What is socioeconomic management?

Simply stated, the term “socioeconomic” refers to the collective social and economic effects that our activities can have on the people and communities where we work.
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Indigenous peoples

We respect indigenous peoples and their cultures, commit to conducting meaningful consultations with them, incorporate traditional knowledge and land use information into our plans and seek mutually beneficial long-term relationships.