Content index (IPIECA/GRI/SDG)

View our Content index (IPIECA/GRI/SDG) to explore content within the 2017 Sustainability Report.


Content index (IPIECA/GRI/SDG)

The topics covered in this report are informed by the results of our materiality process. Our reporting is consistent with IPIECA, the International Oil and Gas Producers Association and the American Petroleum Institute Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting (2015). Each of the IPIECA indicators in this index include, at minimum, all common reporting elements. This index is also cross-referenced with the Global Reporting Initiative G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. These guidelines can be downloaded at and

Environmental Resources Management, Inc. (ERM) reviewed ExxonMobil’s 2017 Sustainability Report in the context of the IPIECA/International Oil and Gas Producers Association/American Petroleum Institute Oil and gas industry guidance on voluntary sustainability reporting (2015), the GRI G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals. ERM found that the report content reflects elements of the indicators shown in this index. 

Report topic IPIECA/IOGP/API GRI SDGs Additional resources

Company overview

Chairman's letter G4-1
ExxonMobil and sustainability G4-2, G4-3, G4-4, G4-6, G4-7, G4-EC1 1, 7, 12 ExxonMobil Energy Factor
Stakeholder engagement SE1 G4-24, G4-26, G4-27
External Sustainability Advisory Panel G4-26
Materiality G4-18, G4-19
Reporting frameworks G4-3, G4-17, G4-28, G4-31, G4-32 Digital Annual Report
Assurance statement G4-33
Corporate Citizenship Report archive G4-29 , G4-30
Performance data E1, E2, E4, E5, E6, E7, E8, E9, E10, HS3, HS5, SE4, SE7, SE13, SE14, SE15, SE17 G4-10, G4-13, G4-22, G4-EC1, G4-EC8, G4-EN3, G4-EN5, G4-EN8, G4-EN13, G4-EN15, G4-EN16, G4-EN18, G4-EN19, G4-EN21, G4-EN23,
G4-EN24, G4-EN25, G4-EN31, G4-LA1, G4-LA6, G4-LA9,
G4-LA12, G4-SO6

Safety, health and the workplace

Safety HS1, HS2, HS3, HS4, HS5 G4-14, G4-EN30, G4-LA6 3, 12
Workplace security HS1, SE10, SE17 16
Worksite health and wellness HS1, HS2 G4-LA2, G4-LA7 3
Attracting and retaining an engaged workforce HS1, SE15, SE16, SE17 G4-LA2, G4-LA9, G4-LA10 4, 8
Diversity and inclusion SE15 G4-56, G4-10, G4-HR3 5, 10

Managing the risks of climate change

Developing technology solutions E-3 G4-EN27 7, 9, 12, 13 2018 Energy and Carbon Summary
Mitigating emissions in our operations E1, E2, E4 G4-EN3, G4-EN15, G4-EN16,
G4-EN18, G4-EN19
12, 13
Providing solutions for customers G4-EN27 7, 12, 13
Engaging on climate change policy SE-14 G4-16 13 Peer reviewed articles on climate change

Environmental performance

Environmental management G4-14 3 Environmental Aspects Guide
Biodiversity and ecosystem services E5, SE1 G4-EN11, G4-EN13 14, 15
Water management E6, E7 G4-EN8 6
Spill performance E9 G4-16, G4-EN24 12
Air emissions E8 G4-EN21
Decommissioning E11 14, 15

Community engagement and human rights

Community relations SE1, SE2, SE3, SE10, SE18 G4-15, G4-SO1 10, 11
Strategic community investments SE1, SE4 G4-EC1, G4-EC7, G4-EC8 1, 3, 4, 5, 8, 9, 10 Worldwide Giving Report
Employee participation
Respecting human rights SE1, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE17 G4-15 8, 10, 16 Statement on labor and the workplace

Local development and supply chain management

Local economic growth and development SE5, SE6, SE7, SE17 G4-EC6, G4-EC8 4, 8, 9, 17
Supply chain management SE5, SE7, SE9, SE12 G4-12, G4-15, G4-EC9 8, 10 Supplier diversity database

Corporate governance

Board leadership G4-34, G4-35, G4-37, G4-38, G4-39, G4-40,
G4-41, G4-43, G4-44, G4-45, G4-46, G4-51,
G4-53, G4-LA12
2017 proxy statement
Ethics and integrity SE11, SE12, SE16, SE17, SE18 G4-15, G4-56, G4-57, G4-58, G4-SO4 16 Standards of Business Conduct
Transparency SE11, SE13 G4-15
Policy engagement SE14 G4-16, G4-SO6

Case studies

ExxonMobil's response to Hurricane Harvey SE1, HS5 G4-EC1, G4-EC8
UN Sustainable Development Goals G4-15 1, 3, 4, 5, 7, 8, 12, 13

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Providing solutions for customers

Over the next few decades, population and income growth — and an unprecedented expansion of the global middle class — are expected to create new demands for energy and hydrocarbon-based products.

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Engaging on climate change policy

ExxonMobil believes the long-term objective of effective policy should be to reduce the risks of climate change at minimum societal cost, in balance with other priorities such as economic growth, education, poverty reduction, health, security and affordable energy.

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Attracting and retaining an engaged workforce

The success of our business is directly tied to the efforts of our employees. We strive to foster innovation and progress across our operations by helping our employees reach their full potential.

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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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External Sustainability Advisory Panel

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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