ExxonMobil report on lobbying activities


ExxonMobil engages in lobbying in the United States at both the federal and state levels to advocate our positions on issues that affect our Corporation and the energy industry. We have a responsibility to our customers, employees, communities and shareholders to represent their interests in public policy discussions that impact our business.

ExxonMobil has a rigorous process to determine which public policy issues are of most importance to the Corporation. This process includes soliciting input from internal businesses, such as low carbon solutions, product solutions, and upstream, as well as corporate departments including human resources, tax, and public and government affairs. We also engage with a wide range of third parties – both individuals and organizations – to ensure external perspectives are fully considered and taken into account. ExxonMobil’s Vice President for Public and Government Affairs, who reports directly to the Chief Executive Officer, is responsible for the stewardship of identified key public policy issues which guide the company’s lobbying efforts and political contributions. 

Lobbying and political engagement are included as part of the Board of Director’s stewardship of the company’s enterprise-risk framework. Each year, the Vice President for Public and Government Affairs presents the company’s political contributions, lobbying activities and lobbying expenditures to the full Board, along with the Board’s Environment, Safety and Public Policy Committee (formerly the Public Issues and Contributions Committee), which is comprised entirely of independent directors. The directors review the efforts, associated expenditures, and consistency with company positions. In addition, in-depth reviews of the company’s priority issues are conducted by the Management Committee several times a year as part of the process. 

Lobbying is highly regulated in the United States. ExxonMobil fully complies with federal and state regulations by reporting its federal lobbying to the U.S. Congress and state-level lobbying to appropriate entities as required. The Board fully supports accountability, transparency, and the disclosure of lobbying activities and expenditures.