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Employment practices and policies

ExxonMobil has operations around the world. The diversity of ideas, perspectives, skills, knowledge and cultures across our company facilitates innovation and is a key competitive advantage.

Through a range of programs, activities and investments, we strive to create and maintain a diverse workforce representative of the numerous geographies where we do business.

Our Global Diversity Framework is the foundation for our long-term, career-oriented approach to employment, with three interrelated objectives: 

  • Attract, develop and retain a premier, diverse workforce from the broadest possible pool to meet our business needs worldwide; 
  • Actively foster a productive work environment where individual and cultural differences are respected and valued, and where all employees are encouraged to contribute fully to the achievement of superior business results; and
  • Identify and develop leadership capabilities to excel in a variety of international and cultural environments.

Our Standards of Business Conduct govern all aspects of our employment, including recruitment, hiring, work assignments, promotions, transfers, terminations, wage and salary administration, and selection for training. The Standards support our commitment to equal employment opportunities, prohibit harassment and discrimination in the workplace, and align with applicable laws and regulations in the countries where we operate. We strictly prohibit any form of discrimination by or toward employees, contractors, suppliers or customers in any ExxonMobil working environment.

Our zero-tolerance policy applies to all forms of discrimination, including discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity. In January 2015, we updated our U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity and Harassment in the Workplace policies to include sexual orientation and gender identity, which is consistent with ExxonMobil’s long-standing practice of listing enumerated protected classes as defined by federal law. Harassment, even in its most subtle forms, directly conflicts with company policy and is not tolerated. Every employee is subject to disciplinary action, including termination, for any act of harassment. We employ a comprehensive education, training and stewardship program to ensure employees worldwide understand, implement and follow our anti-harassment policy. We provide training on the Standards for new employees and offer regular refresher courses to existing employees.

2014 workforce by geographic region

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