Performance data table

We assess our performance at many levels of the organization, from individual operational sites to the business lines, to support continual improvement in all areas of sustainability.

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Performance data table

Starting in 2011, performance data include XTO Energy information. As part of our commitment to transparently communicate our performance, in 2014 we started reporting our data over a 10-year period to demonstrate performance trends over time. Data included in the performance table is guided by the reporting guidelines and indicators of IPIECA’s Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting (2015). For additional information on our sustainability reporting, please see the IPIECA/GRI/SDG index.

 

2017 2016 2015  2014  2013  2012  2011  2010   2009 2008 
 

Safety, health and the workplace*

Fatalities — employees 0 0 0 0 0 1 0 0 4 0
Fatalities — contractors 2 3 2 3 6 4 9 3 4 5
1Fatal accident rate — total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours) 0.005  0.008 0.004 0.006  0.011  0.010  0.017 0.006 0.017  0.011
1Fatal incident rate — total workforce (per 1,000,000 work hours) 0.005 0.008 0.004 0.006  0.009 0.010  0.017 0.006 0.012 0.011
2Lost—time incident rate — employees (per 200,000 work hours)  0.034 0.027 0.044 0.032  0.051 0.043 0.064 0.048 0.043 0.054
2Lost—time incident rate — contractors (per 200,000 work hours) 0.026 0.030 0.029 0.030  0.041  0.050 0.086 0.031  0.040 0.049
2Lost—time incident rate — total workforce (per 200,000 work hours) 0.029 0.029 0.035 0.031 0.044 0.047 0.077 0.038 0.041 0.051
 2Total recordable incident rate — employees (per 200,000 work hours) 0.14 0.16 0.21 0.19  0.22   0.25 0.30 0.25  0.32  0.37
2Total recordable incident rate — contractors (per 200,000 work hours) 0.22 0.23 0.26 0.29 0.32 0.37  0.41  0.34  0.39 0.49 
2Total recordable incident rate — total workforce (per 200,000 work hours) 0.19 0.20 0.24 0.26 0.29  0.33 0.37 0.30 0.36 0.43
Process Safety Tier 1 Events (API RP 754 guidance) 63 64 74 65  62 63  70    62 69 N/A  
3,4Number of regular employees at year end, thousands 70 71 73  75  75  77  82  84 81 80 
4Percent of workforce — outside the United States 60 59 59  58  59  59 61  60  63  63
4Percent women — global workforce 28  28  28  28  28 28 26 26 26 25
Percent management and professional new hires — women (campus and experienced) 41 44 41  40 39 39   44  40  38 39 
Percent management and professional new hires — outside the United States (campus and experienced) 67  74 61  61 66  68 79 70  63  69 
Number of non—unique employee participants in corporate and technical training, thousands 98 83 85  79  87 76 65  61  52  48 
Total corporate and technical training expenditures, millions of dollars 94 108 124  117  96  88  80  77 71 69 
 

Managing climate change risks*

5Greenhouse gas emissions, absolute (net equity, CO2—equivalent emissions), millions of metric tons   122 123 122  123  127 126  128  126 123   126 
     6Direct (excluding emissions from exported power and heat)  114 115 114  115  119  118  119  117 114   117 
     7Emissions associated with imported power 8 8 8 8 8 8 9 9 9 9
     CO2 (excluding emissions from exported power and heat)   115 116 115  116  119  120 124  122 119  122 
     Methane (CO2—equivalent)  7 7 6 6 7 5 3 3 3 3
     Other gases (CO2—equivalent) <1 <1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1 1
Emissions from exported power and heat   3 3 4 7 16 15 15 13 14 13
By-region greenhouse gas emissions (net equity, CO2—equivalent emissions), millions of metric tons 
     Africa/Middle East/Europe 43 44   44  43  44  44 45 45 43 45
     Americas 63 63 65  66 70  68   66 64  62 62
     Asia Pacific 16 16 13  14 13 14 17 17 18 19
By-division greenhouse gas emissions (net equity, CO2—equivalent emissions), millions of metric tons
     Upstream 

 

58 7 56 56 58 56 54 50 47 49
     Downstream 43 45  45  47  49
51 54   55   56  57 
     Chemical  21 21  21   20  20  19  20  21  20  20 
5Greenhouse gas emissions, normalized (net equity, CO2—equivalent emissions), metric tons per 100 metric tons of throughput or production
     Upstream   24.6 24.3 23.9  23.9  23.2  22.3 20.7  20.5 20.1  21.0
     Downstream  18.6 19.5 18.9  19.2  19.7  19.6  20.0  20.8  21.0  21.0 
     Chemical         53.3 52.2 53.6 53.4 57.0  56.3 57.2 57.9 60.7 59.8
Energy use (billion gigajoules)  1.5 1.5 1.5  1.4  1.4  1.5 1.5   1.5 1.5  1.5 
     Upstream (gigajoules per metric tons production)  2.5 2.4 2.4  2.3  2.1  2.0  2.0  2.0 1.9  1.7 
     Refining (gigajoules per metric tons throughput)   2.9 3.0 2.9  2.9  3.0  3.0  3.0  3.0  3.0  3.0 
     Chemical (gigajoules per metric tons product)  10.5 10.6 10.9  10.7  10.9  12.0 11.4   9.5  9.8 10.1 
Hydrocarbon flaring (worldwide activities), millions of metric tons   3.8 5.0 5.3  4.5  3.7  3.5  4.0  3.6 4.4  5.7 
8Cogeneration in which we have interest, gigawatts  5.4 5.3 5.5  5.5  5.3 5.2  5.0  4.9  4.9  4.6 
 

Environmental performance*

8Number of acres of managed wildlife habitat   7,200 7,200 7,100  7,200  7,000  7,000 6,900  6,400  380  370 
Freshwater withdrawn, millions of cubic meters  450 440 450  420  420  520  540  N/A  N/A  N/A 
Freshwater consumption, millions of cubic meters 300 290 300  270  280  330 370  330  340  350 
Freshwater intensity, metric tons of water consumed per metric tons of throughput or production  
     Upstream 0.4 0.3 0.4  0.2  0.2  0.3  0.3  0.1  0.1  0.1 
     Downstream    0.8 0.8 0.7 0.7 0.7  0.8  0.9 0.9  0.9   0.9
     Chemical   1.7 1.7 1.8  1.8  2.0  2.4  2.6  2.4  2.5 2.6  
Marine vessel spills (owned and long—term leased), number of hydrocarbon spills > 1 barrel 0  0  0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Spills (not from marine vessels), number of oil, chemical and drilling fluid spills > 1 barrel  205 220 319   334   331  356 484  210  242  211 
Hydrocarbons spilled (oil spilled), thousands of barrels   6.9 4.7 10.8  9.1 9.3  8.5 17.8  7.7  17.4   20.3  
Other spills, thousands of barrels  1.8 3.7 0.4  4.1  0.9  1.6  2.0  40.4  0.5  0.4 
Controlled hydrocarbon discharges to water, thousands of metric tons  1.7 1.1 1.1  1.3  1.1  1.2  1.3  1.3   1.4  1.8
     Upstream 1.6 1.0 1.0  1.2  1.0  1.0  1.1  1.1   1.1  1.3
     Downstream   0.1 0.1 0.1  0.1  0.1  0.2  0.2 0.2  0.3  0.5 
Sulfur dioxide (SO2) emitted, millions of metric tons 

 

0.10 0.11 0.11  0.10 0.12  0.13  0.13  0.14  0.16  0.19
Nitrogen oxides (NOx) emitted, millions of metric tons   0.13 0.13 0.14  0.14  0.14  0.14  0.15  0.12  0.13  0.15 
Volatile organic compounds (VOCs) emitted, millions of metric tons   0.14 0.15 0.16  0.16  0.15  0.15  0.18  0.18  0.18  0.20 
Environmental expenditures, billions of dollars   4.7 4.9 5.7  6.2  6.0  5.5 4.9  4.5 5.1  5.2
Total dollars spent on environmental penalties, fines and settlements, billions of dollars  0.001 0.006 0.015 0.018  0.002  0.004 0.003  0.011  0.002  0.011 
Total hazardous waste disposed from remediation, millions of metric tons  1.5 1.4 1.4  1.0  1.1  1.7  1.3  0.6  1.2  0.2 
9Total hazardous waste disposed from operations, millions of metric tons   0.2 0.1 0.2 0.3 0.3  2.0  1.9  1.3  0.8  0.4 
 

Community engagement and human rights

10Community investments, millions of dollars   204.0 241.5 272.3  279.5  269.5  255.6  278.4  237.1 235.0 225.2  
United States   125.3 131.1 145.5  150.2  156.3  156.5  161.3  154.8  143.0  144.6 
Rest of world   76.7 110.4 126.8  129.3  113.2  99.1  117.1  82.3  92.0  80.6
 

Local development and supply chain management

11ExxonMobil spending with U.S. diverse suppliers, millions of dollars   1,902 1,442 1,064  1,108  1,024  1,001  1,068  841  887  615
 

Corporate governance

12Number of Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) participating countries   18 15 11 10  7 7 7 8 8
Percent of shares represented at Corporation's Annual Meeting   85.7 85.1 83.9  82.9  82.3  83.0 81.9  80.7  82.9  84.8 
Corporate political contributions — U.S. state campaigns and national 527s, millions of dollars   0.51 0.52 0.58 1.17 0.70  1.03  0.51  1.10  0.49  0.45 
1 Workforce includes employees and contractors. Accidents or incidents include both injuries and illnesses. From 2008 through 2017 all fatalities were injury—related.
2 Incidents include injuries and illnesses. Safety data are based on information at the time of publication. Workforce includes employees and contractors.
3 Reduction from 2011 primarily due to divestment and restructuring activity in the Downstream business.
4 Regular employees are defined as active executive, management, professional, technical and wage employees who work full—time or part—time for ExxonMobil and are covered by ExxonMobil’s benefit plans and programs. Employees at our company—operated retail stores are not included.
5 The net equity greenhouse gas emissions metric was introduced in 2011 as a replacement for the direct equity greenhouse gas metric. Information has been restated back to 2005 according to the new metric. The net equity greenhouse gas metric includes direct and imported greenhouse gas emissions and excludes emissions from exports (including Hong Kong Power through mid—2014). ExxonMobil reports greenhouse gas emissions on a net equity basis for all our business operations, reflecting our percent ownership in an asset.
6 The addition of direct emissions and emissions associated with exported power and heat is equivalent to World Resources Institute (WRI) Scope 1.
7 These emissions are equivalent to WRI Scope 2.
8 Cumulative figure.
9 The value for hazardous waste from ongoing operations includes produced water classified as hazardous waste by one local authority, which is approximately 70—95 percent of the reported figure in 2008-2012.
10 Total contributions include ExxonMobil corporate and foundation donations, and employee and retiree giving through ExxonMobil’s matching gift, disaster relief and employee giving programs.
11 Beginning in 2015, our spending encompassed an expanded set of diverse classifications that includes: minority—owned businesses, women—owned businesses, small business—owned, lesbian—, gay—, bisexual— and transgender—owned businesses, veteran—owned businesses, service—disabled veteran—owned businesses and businesses owned by peoples with disabilities. Prior to 2014, spending included minority— and women—owned businesses.
12 In countries where ExxonMobil has an Upstream business presence.
* Some uncertainty exists in performance data, depending on measurement methods. Data in the report and performance data table represent best available information at the time of publication. Performance data are reported for our affiliates and those operations under direct ExxonMobil management and operational control. Includes XTO Energy performance beginning in 2011. N/A is used to indicate that data are not available.

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