May 23 /CSRwire/ - IRVING, TX, May 23 -- Exxon Mobil Corporation today issued its 2006 Corporate Citizenship Report (CCR) describing the company's global efforts relating to the economic, environmental, and social performance of its operations, while continuing to help meet world energy demand.
Achievements in 2006 include:
- Industry-leading workforce safety record, at lowest-ever level
- A record low number of oil spills, continuing our industry leadership
- CO2 emissions reduction of about 8 million metric tons last year alone as a result of energy efficiency improvements since 1999.
- Avoided global CO2 emissions of 10.5 million metric tons annually as a result of continued investments in energy-efficient cogeneration capacity.
- Rolled out the Framework on Security and Human Rights to all ExxonMobil operated affiliates.
The report is available on www.exxonmobil.com
New additions to the 2006 report include a description of the company's approach to identifying and prioritizing the corporate citizenship issues that are most material to the Corporation, an extensive presentation of the company’s approach to the risk posed by rising greenhouse gas emissions, and efforts to strengthen and build capacity in the communities in which the company operates around the world. The report also includes a comparative performance data table for the years 2003-2006.
"This report highlights our continuing commitment to meet the world's energy needs and address environmental and other citizenship challenges-- by producing, refining, and delivering hydrocarbon resources in a responsible manner" said Rex W. Tillerson, ExxonMobil's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. "We are proud of our record of corporate citizenship, and look forward to building upon this record of accomplishment in the future."
The report was prepared in accordance with the reporting guidelines and indicators of the International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association (IPIECA) and the American Petroleum Institute (API) Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Sustainability Reporting. The majority of these indicators are also consistent with the indicators used by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in the G3 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines Version 3.0 (G3). Highlights of the report include:
- ExxonMobil's global health and safety goal is zero injuries and illnesses. The company's objective is an incident-free workplace. For the total ExxonMobil workforce, including both employees and contractors, the total recordable incident rate and lost-time incident rate in 2006 were at record low levels. The company has reduced employee lost-time incidents by 68 percent since 2000.
- In 2006, ExxonMobil achieved a record low number of oil spills to the environment. The 2006 performance represents a 21-percent reduction from 2005 and continues a trend that has resulted in an average reduction that has exceeded 10-percent per year since 2000.
- ExxonMobil now has interest in about 100 cogeneration facilities in more than 30 locations worldwide with a combined capacity of 4300 MW of power. ExxonMobil’s current cogeneration capacity reduces global CO2 emissions by over 10.5 million metric tons annually. The amount of CO2 reduced is equivalent to taking 2 million cars off the road in the United States.
- ExxonMobil is committed to reporting greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions from operations. The company has reported emissions since 1998. In 2006, greenhouse gas emissions were 146 million metric tons, a 5.4-percent increase over 2005 due to increases in oil production in Africa and the ramp-up in energy-intensive liquefied natural gas (LNG) production from new facilities in the Middle East.
- As part of the American Petroleum Institute's Climate Change Program, ExxonMobil is committed to improve energy efficiency by 10 percent between 2002 and 2012 across ExxonMobil’s U.S. refining operations. The company is on track to meet this commitment not only in the United States but also globally.
- In 2006, we completed issuing our Framework on Security and Human Rights to the remainder of ExxonMobil operated affiliates, in support of our commitment to promoting respect for human rights and to serving as a positive influence in the communities where we operate.
- In 2006, $9 million in grants were awarded through the Africa Health Initiative and more than $2.5 million through the Educating Women and Girls Initiative. ExxonMobil is the largest private sector donor, outside of the pharmaceutical industry, to malaria research activities.
- As part of our continued commitment to math and science education, ExxonMobil will become a founding sponsor of the National Math and Science Initiative in 2007 and will commit $125 million to support this initiative.
- During 2006, ExxonMobil, its divisions and affiliates, and the ExxonMobil Foundation provided a combined $138.6 million in charitable contributions and community investment worldwide. In addition, ExxonMobil employees, retirees and their families donated 680,000 volunteer hours in 2006.