ExxonMobil supports a wide range of programs that foster scientific research on important environmental issues, encourage informed public discussion of scientifically sound environmental policy alternatives, and study and preserve endangered species and habitats.
Grants go primarily to organizations that are national in scope. Priorities are studying and conserving endangered species and habitats, fostering scientific research on important environmental issues, and encouraging informed public discussion of scientifically sound environmental policy alternatives. At the local level, contributions are limited to geographic areas where ExxonMobil has significant facilities or large concentrations of employees. Grants at the local level include nature preservation and environmental education activities.
Environmental Partnership Examples
Conservation and Wildlife Habitat (Biodiversity) Protection
Bird Habitat Protection
ExxonMobil Pipeline Company joined with regulatory agencies to increase habitat for protected coastal birds near the busy Houston Ship Channel in Texas.
Save the Tiger
Founded in 1995, the Save The Tiger Fund is dedicated to supporting the conservation of Asia’s remaining wild tigers.
Safety for Seals
Since 1999, ExxonMobil has sponsored fur seal tracking research. This has significantly increased understanding of the feeding and breeding habits of this protected species.
Wildlife Habitat Council Certifications
Exxon Mobil's headquarters in Irving, Texas, the Billings Refinery in Billings, Montana, the Clinton Research Facility in Clinton Township, New Jersey, and the Black Canyon Dehydration Facility in Kemmerer, Wyoming, received the Wildlife Habitat Council’s certification for efforts to conserve and restore natural ecosystems in and around company operations.
Technology Development and Clean Fuel/Vehicle Partnerships
Getting the Lead Out of Gasoline in Sub-Sarharan Africa
In the United States leaded gasoline is a thing of the past. Thanks to leadership and cooperation from industry, governments and non-governmental organizations, it is now a thing of the past in Africa, too.
Air Quality improvement and Climate Change Partnerships
Climate Research with Stanford University
In 2002 ExxonMobil announced an investment of $100 million in Stanford University's groundbreaking Global Climate and Energy Project (C-CEP). This 10-year project, with total anticipated investments of $225 million, is cosponsored by a prominent group of global companies in addition to ExxonMobil, including GE, Toyota, and Schlumberger.
Progressing Toward Cleaner Air in Houston
Air emissions are most effectively managed at the point of discharge, such as at a refinery or chemical plant. ExxonMobil engineers and scientists work closely with universities and independent laboratories to better understand the impact of industrial emissions on regional air pollution.
Environmental Clean-up, Recycling and Restoration Programs
Protecting Forests in Venezuela
In 2002 ExxonMobil de Venezuela supported recovery of an emergency forest firebreak near Avila National Park in Caracas.
ExxonMobil, through its role in the Fairmont project, is helping to pioneer Project XL, a new Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) effort designed to spur regulatory flexibility and faster cleanups.
Emergency and Spill Response Preparedness
International Oil Spill Response Centers
ExxonMobil has supported the establishment of a network of worldwide industry-supported oil spill response organizations. information can also be obtained from the IPIECA web site under OSR publications Tier 3 Centers or from the US Marine Spill Response Corporation website at .
ExxonMobil supports education programs throughout the world. In the United States, funding is directed at improving student learning in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (the STEM areas) and at the pre-college level and in higher education. Funding in education also focuses on outreach to improve the career opportunities for women and minorities, particularly in the STEM areas.
Educational Partnership Examples
Local Community and Career Development Programs
Educating Women and Girls Initiative
In 2008, ExxonMobil launched a $1.5 million project with Vital Voices to empower women in Africa to become leaders and advocates.
Education Around the World
In the U.S. we focus on improving mathematics, science and engineering education, with particular emphasis on creating opportunities for minorities and women. We are the largest supporter of the National Action Council for Minorities in Engineering.
New World in Nigeria
An ExxonMobil apprentice-training program in Nigeria is creating skilled laborers while giving Nigerian students their first chance to join the global workforce.
ExxonMobil Partners with Dr. Sally Ride to Promote Math and Science Education & Careers
ExxonMobil Corporation announced today it has increased its investment in math and science education through a partnership with Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel in space.
Women Can Campaign Launched
Designer Diane von Furstenberg, ExxonMobil Foundation and Vital Voices Global Partnership celebrated International Women's Day yesterday with the launch of Women Can, a campaign to empower women to become leaders in developing countries and emerging democracies around the world and to promote awareness of the benefits of global investments in women.
Annual ExxonMobil Texas Science and Engineering Fair
More than $50,000 in scholarships, 210 awards presented to top competitors as three-day state science competition concludes.
Students around the Country Benefit from ExxonMobil Grants
The ExxonMobil Educational Alliance Program announced today it awarded $1.8 million in grants this year to 2,400 schools to enhance math and science programs across the United States. It is the 10th consecutive year for the program, which has provided grants to K-12 educational institutions in 42 states and the District of Columbia.
National Coalitions and Programs for Teachers
Promoting and Supporting Education at All Levels
We provide computers for schools, publish textbooks, fund educational research, support teacher training and fund scholarships. A key component of this support is the ExxonMobil Foundation's Educational Matching Gifts Program in which it matches contributions to colleges and universities from employees, retirees, surviving spouses and directors on a three-for-one basis.
K-5 Mathematics Specialist Program
ExxonMobil supports mathematics programs such as the K-5 Mathematics Specialist Program that emphasizes improving mathematics learning among students and teachers.
An acronym for "New Experiences in Teaching", ExxonMobil supports a program to prepare new Ph.D. mathematicians for the challenge of the undergraduate classroom teaching, and is administered by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA).
ExxonMobil’s Project Kaleidoscope's Faculty for the 21st Century (F21) addresses the needs of the next generation of reform leaders in the natural sciences.
Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy
ExxonMobil partnered with professional golfer Phil Mickelson and his wife Amy to launch the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academy in 2005. Each summer, 600 third- through fifth-grade teachers from school districts across the country attend the Mickelson ExxonMobil Teachers Academies. The Academies offer a five-day program designed to provide third- through fifth-grade teachers with the knowledge and skills necessary to motivate students to pursue careers in science and math.
UTeach is a joint effort of the University of Texas at Austin’s College of Natural Science and College of Education to recruit and prepare more math, science and computer science majors for careers in secondary teaching.
Safety, Health and Environmental (Marine and Wildlife) Education Programs
ExxonMobil Green Team Provides Environmental Internships for High School Students
As one of ExxonMobil’s signature community programs, the Green Team concept provides meaningful work experience and educational opportunities for Dallas-area high school students from low- to moderate-income families.
Learning about Whales
A small Western Gray Whale population inhabits the area off the northeast coast of Sakhalin Island in Russia during the summer and fall months. Since 1997, the Sakhalin-1 Consortium has conducted a study program in partnership with Sakhalin Energy, prominent whale experts from Russia and abroad have acquired significant data on this endangered marine mammal species.
Building a Presence for Science
In cooperation with The National Science Teachers Association (NSTA), Building a Presence for Science is ExxonMobil’s signature science education program.
Community Partnership Examples
Community Engagement and Health Programs
Chad – Cameroon: The Largest Public Consultation in Africa
During the course of project planning for Chad oil production and the pipeline to Cameroon, there was extensive environmental planning and public consultation. This included over 900 public consultation meetings in more than 300 villages in the oil field area and pipeline route.
In February, 2008, through its Africa Health Initiative, ExxonMobil announced the launch of the NetsforLife program in Nigeria to help fight malaria. The goal is to distribute one million long-lasting insecticide-treated nets to communities in high-risk areas by the end of the year.
Preventing HIV/AIDS in Africa
In an effort to reduce the spread of AIDS in Africa, the company is working with local communities to strengthen HIV education and prevention programs. ExxonMobil joined in a public-private partnership in Angola that supports a variety of community-focused HIV/AIDS education and prevention strategies. In Chad and Cameroon, programs to prevent and mitigate the effects of HIV/AIDS are part of our World Bank-approved environmental management plan.
Community Clean-up, Environmental Protection and Volunteer Programs
ExxonMobil assists employees in finding ways to demonstrate their strong personal commitment to habitat restoration, species protection, and biodiversity education.
Volunteer Involvement Program
In addition to making direct contributions, ExxonMobil encourages its employees, retirees and their families to contribute their time and money to the communities where ExxonMobil operates.
Community Infrastructure, Development and Relief Assistance
Closing the College Savings Gap
Parents and children should consider all options to pay for education. A wealth of information on education finance is available from Web sites operated by the College Board () and College Is Possible (). Now there’s a new option – rebates on everyday purchases.
Good Works in Africa
Working with the World Bank, ExxonMobil and its partners are investing $3.5 billion to produce oil in Chad and move it by pipeline to the west coast of Cameroon for export. Local employment is currently 9,500 people, 85 percent of whom are Chadian or Cameroonian. The project will provide billions in royalties and taxes. Of this income paid to governments, 85 percent will be used for social programs to help local citizens.
Building Business Skills in Nigeria
An ExxonMobil affiliate in Nigeria is partnering with the World Bank’s International Finance Corporation (IFC) to support micro-enterprise development and provide small business skills training through IFC’s STEP project (Support and Training Entrepreneurship Program).
Helping Communities in Trouble
Calamity can befall any community. We have assisted residents of Central America recover from Hurricane Mitch by helping rebuild water supplies, donating fuel for rescue helicopters and for shipping critical supplies on tankers.
Ohio Green Workforce Training Partnership Awarded $100,000 to Launch Weatherization Training Partnership in Cleveland
United States Senator Sherrod Brown (D-OH) joined the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) and ExxonMobil to award the Ohio Green Workforce Training Partnership with the inaugural grant from the NCAF ExxonMobil Weatherization Training Partnership. The Partnership will receive $100,000 to establish a first-of-its-kind training program that will prepare workers for a career in the growing fields of weatherization and energy efficiency.
ExxonMobil and the National Community Action Foundation Award Weatherization Grants to Improve Energy Efficiency
Exxon Mobil Corporation and the National Community Action Foundation (NCAF) announced they have awarded approximately $4 million in grants to recipients of the ExxonMobil/NCAF Weatherization Training Partnership program. The grants will support training for workers to improve energy efficiency of low-income homes across the nation.
Human Rights, Diversity, Minority Business and Youth Programs
Protecting Human Rights
ExxonMobil strongly believes that corporations have an important role to play in promoting respect for human rights and that our business presence in developing countries and societies can be a positive influence on issue related to the treatment of people.
Promoting Opportunities for Everyone
To strengthen ExxonMobil's external relationships and hiring strategies, a variety of organizations, partnerships, and internships are supported.
Taking Affirmative Action
ExxonMobil is a strong and consistent supporter of promoting racial advancement. In the international environment in which companies increasingly operate, a commitment to provide opportunities for people of all races is both just and necessary for successful business operations.
Partnering with Minority-Owned and Women-Owned Businesses
ExxonMobil believes supporting minority-owned and women-owned businesses builds stronger communities and produces solid business results.
ExxonMobil supports the improvement of social, educational and economic opportunities for minority groups in the U.S. through contributions to the National Urban League, the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP) and SER-Jobs for Progress. Funds establish career centers and technical certification programs.
Civic and Community Services
ExxonMobil looks for ways to help meet critical social needs and to enhance social and economic conditions. Civic and community support is specifically targeted to ExxonMobil communities in the United States, Canada, Europe, Asia Pacific, Americas South and Africa and the Middle East.
ExxonMobil Partners with Ashoka’s Changemakers to Launch Women’s Economic Development Challenge
ExxonMobil, in partnership with Ashoka’s Changemakers and the International Center for Research on Women (ICRW), launched Women | Tools | Technology: Building Opportunities & Economic Power, an innovative challenge that will identify transformative solutions for promoting women’s economic advancement through technology.
ExxonMobil Creates Award to Promote Minority Engineers
Exxon Mobil Corporation and the National Society of Black Engineers announced a new award to recognize university programs focused on retaining minority engineering students. The award program is one of many collaborative efforts between ExxonMobil and National Society of Black Engineers.
Disaster Preparedness and Security Assurance Programs
Coalitions for Readiness
ExxonMobil participates in coalitions with communities and other firms to provide resources for emergency response.
As Hurricane Season Nears, Red Cross Trains Volunteers to Be ‘Ready When the Time Comes’
As the Gulf Coast prepares for the start of hurricane season, the American Red Cross is recruiting and training local volunteers to help victims if another major storm strikes the Houston area. Disaster can strike quickly and with little notice. From setting up emergency shelters to distributing food, Red Cross officials today trained volunteers, including ExxonMobil employees, as part of the Ready When the Time Comes program. If a large-scale disaster occurs, the Red Cross will call on partner corporations like ExxonMobil, which recruits the largest number of volunteers, to immediately mobilize the trained force to help those in need.