Air emissions

ExxonMobil is committed to doing our part to contribute to cleaner air in the communities where we operate by reducing our air emissions.

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Air emissions

We are working to reduce air emissions associated with our projects, operations and the products we deliver through numerous initiatives, including major capital investments, implementation of cost-effective new technologies and adoption of creative new operating practices. In some cases, these reductions are driven by new regulations.

Performance and initiatives

Our combined emissions of volatile organic compounds, sulfur dioxide and nitrogen oxides have decreased by almost 31 percent over the past 10 years across all our businesses. For historical data on ExxonMobil’s air emissions, please see the performance data table.

New air measurement technologies are making it easier to monitor ambient air at our Downstream facilities in the United States and Canada. Data collected around the perimeter of our facilities is publicly available to local communities.

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ExxonMobil’s External Sustainability Advisory Panel (ESAP) provides an annual independent review of the company’s sustainability activities, including this report.

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Worksite health and wellness

The success of ExxonMobil’s operations depends on a healthy and competent workforce. We also provide voluntary health programs to our employees that promote enhanced well-being, while improving safety, productivity and resilience.

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Diversity and inclusion

ExxonMobil wants to maintain a diverse workforce representative of the numerous geographies where we do business. We value the exceptional qualities and diverse perspectives of our employees and strive to promote the inclusion of thought, skill, knowledge and culture across our operations.

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Safety

We build our culture of safety and health by attracting, developing and retaining individuals who share our commitment to operational excellence. Our global health and safety goal is zero injuries and illnesses.

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Policy engagement

ExxonMobil supports active and informed participation in the political process, and we believe that sound public policy is best achieved when a variety of stakeholders are involved.

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Transparency

ExxonMobil's involvement with transparency initiatives is a natural extension of our commitment to ethical behavior.

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