Emergency preparedness and response

The ability to respond to emergencies promptly is a critical aspect of our business. Effective emergency preparedness and response depends on competent response teams.


Emergency preparedness and response

Emergency preparedness 


ExxonMobil is prepared to respond to a wide array of emergency events, including natural disasters, pandemics and operational incidents. Regardless of the size, severity or cause of an event, each ExxonMobil facility and business unit has access to trained responders and resources. Cross-functional teams develop and practice emergency response tactics through incident management teams and emergency support groups around the world.

This preparation enables ExxonMobil’s global operations to provide a robust response in emergency situations to help protect the safety of people and the environment.

Cross-functional teams develop and practice emergency response tactics through emergency support groups and incident management teams we support around the world. Our emergency support groups consist of advisors from business lines; human resources; law; public and government affairs; and our operational excellence, safety, security, health and environment group. The teams test their emergency response strategies through simulations of spills, fires and security incidents. Regional response teams support emergency support groups and local emergency response teams as needed. We have three regional response teams: Americas; Europe, Africa and the Middle East; and Asia Pacific. Each team consists of cross-functional ExxonMobil personnel trained to address a range of scenarios.

2018 corporate emergency preparedness and response training

2019 performance and initiatives

In 2019, we carried out a Regional Response Team exercise in Egypt to demonstrate the readiness to plan and execute real-time field deployments effectively, based on the response actions included in the Egyptian National Oil Spill Contingency Plan. With more than 150 participants representing 27 countries, the five-day exercise strengthened alignment on response objectives between key stakeholders and the Regional Response Team.
ExxonMobil employees participated in a safety training conducted by the ExxonMobil Americas Regional Response Team in Galveston, Texas.
Local spill prevention

Marine Board of Victoria's Oil Spill Committees

ExxonMobil is represented on the Marine Board of Victoria's Oil Spill Committees and, in the unlikely event of a major spill, we have access to additional resources such as the Geelong-based Australian Marine Oil Spill Centre (AMOSC). International resources based in Singapore and Southhampton (UK) can also be called upon, as well as Federal, Victorian and other State Government resources.

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