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Engaging with our stakeholders

As a global company, our business directly affects and is directly affected by many people, organizations and communities around the world.

For a company of our size, building and maintaining relationships with a diverse group of stakeholders are both priorities and ongoing challenges. Energy issues are complex and our stakeholders represent multiple viewpoints. The discussions we undertake with our stakeholders help us understand a variety of perspectives. Regular stakeholder engagement helps us continue to improve our company and remain a responsible corporate citizen.

We interact with our stakeholders using a variety of mechanisms, including community meetings, Web and social media content, corporate publications, and one-on-one and group discussions, among others. We include examples of stakeholder engagement throughout this report. While ExxonMobil recognizes that our stakeholders may have a diverse set of interests, the following list demonstrates our different stakeholders and their typical areas of interest.


  • Benefits; diversity; development opportunities; safety, health and wellness


  • Product safety and sustainability; supply chain management; greenhouse gas emissions


  • Expectations for suppliers; expanding local supply network; supplier diversity


  • Community development; economic developments; grievance management; human rights; operational impacts


  • Taxes; local supplier development; job creation; impact assessments; ethics; education

Non-governmental organizations

  • Biodiversity; water management; climate change; air quality; transparency


  • Governance practices; board composition; policy engagement; sustainability