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Safety, health and the workplace


A commitment to safety is a core value and an integral part of ExxonMobil's culture. Our aim is to ensure each employee and contractor leaves work each day safe and in good health.

  • Lynne Lachenmyer

    Safety, security, health and environment vice president
    "I am proud of the best-ever safety performance we achieved in 2016. Even so, there is still room for improvement, and we will never stop working toward our goal of Nobody Gets Hurt."

Personnel safety

ExxonMobil expects every employee and third-party contractor to identify, assess and mitigate the risks associated with our daily operations. In 2016, we achieved our best-ever safety performance. We have reduced our workforce lost-time incident rate by more than 80 percent since 2000. While this number is declining, safety incidents and near-misses do occur. We have processes in place to review all incidents, even those that did not result in injuries, to identify opportunities to improve.

Worksite health and wellness

ExxonMobil promotes a work environment that helps our employees and their families pursue healthy lifestyles, including prevention of infectious diseases. Our goal is to address the diverse health risks prevalent in the locations where we operate and to protect the health, safety and productivity of our workers while preserving our business operations. We have addressed the threats of malaria, tuberculosis, HIV/AIDS, Ebola, Zika and other outbreaks in our workplace through effective and efficient prevention and control programs. Since 2007, no malaria deaths have been reported among our workers.

Workforce engagement

We cultivate a diverse workforce of highly talented individuals who are dedicated to integrity and high-quality work. ExxonMobil offers robust corporate and technical training programs designed to engage employees in professional development. Our major business units spent $108 million on training employees during 2016. Of that, we directed 76 percent toward professional and technical training. In 2016, more than 4,600 employees at various levels of the company participated in ExxonMobil's leadership development training programs, of which 32 percent were women and 58 percent were employees from outside the United States.