Environment

Environmental performance

Introduction

Our diverse portfolio of projects requires us to work in remote and sensitive environments including Arctic, deepwater and biodiverse locations.

ExxonMobil considers a full range of potential environmental and social risks associated with the lifecycle of our operations and products. In doing so, we gain a holistic understanding of our impacts from initial exploration activities to decommissioning.

ExxonMobil is committed to excellence in environmental performance. It takes every single one of us, every day. It’s simply how we work.
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Kylie Bishop Environmental engineer, ExxonMobil Chemical Scotland

~95% ExxonMobil lubricant plants worldwide have completed the formal ISO 14001 certification process

7,200 acres of managed wildlife habitat overseen by ExxonMobil in 2017

~20% decline in net freshwater consumption since 2011

7% fewer spills reported by ExxonMobil in 2017 compared with 2016, our best-ever performance

~31% reduction of volatile organic compounds, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxide emissions over the past 10 years

$7.1 billion in remediation work managed by ExxonMobil since 2008

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Spotlights

Protecting the endangered western gray whale

When working in areas with endangered species, we participate in a thorough due diligence process to ensure our projects are managed safely and responsibly.

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Reducing nitrate flow to the Mississippi River

We have invested approximately $10 million in capital infrastructure development to reduce nitrates sent to the Mississippi River from the Baton Rouge wastewater treatment plant.

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Decommissioning the Sable offshore energy project

ExxonMobil’s decommissioning strategies are designed to ensure all activities can be performed in an environmentally responsible manner.

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