At ExxonMobil, our efforts to protect the safety and health of our employees, contractors and communities are fundamental to our long-term business success. As such, we are committed to providing the energy needed to power the world’s progress safely and responsibly. We seek to promote a culture of safety and health by attracting, developing and retaining individuals who share our core values and our commitment to integrity and operational excellence.
At ExxonMobil, safety is more than just a priority — it is a core value and an integral part of our culture that applies to every aspect of our operations. Wherever we are in the world, we are committed to doing the right thing, the right way, every time so that every employee and contractor comes home from work safe and healthy each day. We will never stop working toward our goal of Nobody Gets Hurt.
Regardless of job function, all ExxonMobil employees and third-party contractors have the responsibility and expectation to identify, assess and mitigate the risks associated with our operations. Over the past 10 years, we have reduced our workforce lost-time incident rate by more than 30 percent. We will continue to work toward our goal of Nobody Gets Hurt.
Our commitment to process safety — the equipment, procedures and training that prevent the uncontrolled release of hydrocarbons and hazardous substances — is a core value that shapes risk management across our operations. We seek to ensure our facilities are well-designed and safely operated to prevent potential safety incidents. To that end, we use a comprehensive and disciplined approach to identify, eliminate or manage process safety risks associated with our operations, which employs layers of preventive and mitigative barriers, including equipment, processes and people.
Product safety and responsibility
We recognize the importance of managing and communicating product safety information to those who handle and use ExxonMobil products, including employees and contractors within our operations as well as with our customers, consumers, governments and regulators. To promote product stewardship, we carefully assess the safety, health and environmental aspects of our products, as well as compliance with product safety legislation for all intended markets.
Ensuring the security of our people, physical assets and intellectual property is systematically embedded in our daily operations. We employ consistent worldwide practices to address security challenges in the diverse locations where we do business. Our new facilities go through a security analysis that takes into account potential risks, the application of countermeasures, relationships with communities and compliance with applicable laws.