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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Transparency

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

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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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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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Content index (IPIECA/GRI/SDG)

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

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