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Local development and supply chain management

As we develop oil and gas resources to meet the world’s growing energy needs, we work to contribute to the economic and social development of the countries in which we operate. We do this by employing systematic and clearly defined processes, templates and global best practices to integrate local development into overall project planning and execution.

Local economic growth and development

We believe local content — the added value brought to a host nation through the activities of the oil and gas industry — provides shared value to ExxonMobil and to the communities in which we operate, ensuring local participation is integrated into our daily processes. We align our goals with those of our partners to focus on establishing long-term economic benefits. We develop a local content plan specific to each country or area, taking into account social and economic conditions, the nature of the project and the community’s needs.

We believe we have a responsibility to create local employment opportunities to help advance economic development and contribute to the continuity of our operations. We continued to make progress in hiring, developing and retaining host country nationals in 2015.

For example:

  • In Angola, 82 per cent of our personnel are Angolan, of whom 16 per cent are in supervisory or managerial positions.
  • In Chad, 94 per cent of our personnel are Chadian; 72 per cent of supervisory or managerial positions are held by Chadians.
  • In Equatorial Guinea, nearly 75 percent of our personnel are Equatoguinean, of whom 13 per cent are in supervisory or managerial positions.
  • In Indonesia, 87 per cent of our personnel are Indonesian; local staff hold 83 per cent of supervisory or managerial positions.
  • In Nigeria, 94 per cent of our personnel are Nigerian; 21 per cent of local staff are in supervisory or managerial positions.

Local supplier development

ExxonMobil works with a range of stakeholders, including host country governments, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and local communities to develop local vendors for the supply of goods and services. We seek to build and maintain a qualified and globally competitive supply chain wherever we operate. Our goal is to nurture entrepreneurship and foster competitive businesses capable of contributing to the sustainable economic progress of host countries.

Supply chain management

Because our global reach expands well beyond our fence line, we know the success of our operations and reputation are influenced by those who support our operations beyond the workplace sites. ExxonMobil works with more than 165,000 suppliers of goods and services, and we develop relationships with suppliers that uphold our commitment to safety, the environment and human rights. We support supplier efforts for continuous improvement in these areas. 

Promoting supplier diversity

ExxonMobil values its diverse workforce and works to promote a diverse supply chain. In the United States, we have cultivated diversity across our supply chain through our supplier diversity program for more than 40 years.

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    ExxonMobil’s local content and supply chain management strategies are designed to deliver lasting, shared value to host countries, local communities and our business. Read more about local development and supply chain management at exxonmobil.com.

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