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About this report

We developed the 2016 Corporate Citizenship Report in accordance with the reporting guidelines and indicators of IPIECA (the global oil and gas industry association for environmental and social issues), the International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) and the American Petroleum Institute (API). ExxonMobil was a key contributor to IPIECA, IOGP and API’s updated Oil and Gas Industry Guidance on Voluntary Sustainability Reporting (2015), and this report reflects the new common reporting-level metrics. 

The majority of these indicators are also consistent with the indicators used by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) in its G4 Sustainability Reporting Guidelines; this report is informed by the G4 guidelines but has not been prepared in accordance with a particular GRI model. To help interested stakeholders easily access our key sustainability indicators, we have mapped relevant IPIECA, GRI and United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators in our online index.

Note that many of the standards and metrics used in preparing this report continue to evolve and are based on management assumptions believed to be reasonable at the time of preparation, but should not be considered guarantees.

This report covers ExxonMobil’s operations from January 1, 2016, through December 31, 2016, unless otherwise indicated. The report uses both qualitative descriptions and quantitative metrics to describe our policies, programs, practices and performance. For environmental and climate change data, units of measure are metric where noted. Financial information is reported in U.S. dollars. 

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Cautionary note

Exxon Mobil Corporation has numerous affiliates, with many names that include ExxonMobil, Exxon, Mobil, Esso, Mobil 1 and XTO Energy. For convenience and simplicity, those terms (and terms such as corporation, company, our, we and its) are sometimes used as abbreviated references to specific affiliates or affiliate groups. ExxonMobil is a publicly traded company. The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is the principal exchange on which Exxon Mobil Corporation common stock (symbol XOM) is traded. The term “project” as used in this publication can refer to a variety of different activities and does not necessarily have the same meaning as in any government payment transparency reports.

Statements of future events or conditions in this Report are forward-looking statements. Actual future results, including future energy supply, demand, and mix; the future effectiveness of safety, health, environmental, and other risk management processes; efficiency gains; and the impact of future technologies could differ materially due to factors including changes in supply and demand for oil and gas and other factors affecting long-term oil and gas prices; political and regulatory factors including the impact of international accords and treaties; changes in consumer preferences; actions of competitors including the development of competing technologies; the outcome of current and future research efforts; technical and operating factors; and other factors discussed under the heading “Factors Affecting Future Results” available through the Investors page of our website.