Investing in people

For nearly 140 years, ExxonMobil has been a leader in innovation, committed to improving quality of life by meeting the evolving needs of society. We continually work to meet the changing needs of our customers and stakeholders which has been key to creating long-term shareholder value and critical to our continued success.

Report Nov. 1, 2022


Investing in people
Image United Nations Sustainable Development Goals related to this content.
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Also important to our success is the ability to attract the world’s best talent because our people are our biggest competitive advantage. Continually developing people and maintaining a strong culture is a core strategic priority and essential to achieving our long-term objectives.

We remain focused on building a diverse workforce and productive work environment where individual and cultural differences are respected, where every individual is challenged to deliver their best, and has the opportunity for unrivaled personal and professional development.

2021 highlights

Throughout 2021, the people of ExxonMobil strengthened the company’s leadership position, consistently demonstrating our core values including care, courage, and resilience as they helped society recover from the pandemic. Because of their efforts, ExxonMobil delivered industry-leading safety, reliability, and financial results in an extremely challenging environment.

Our goals

Our achievements

A place to thrive
  • Expanded benefits to support employees' well-being due to COVID-19
  • Progressed We Are ExxonMobil culture initiative and expanded employee engagements
Attract the best talent
  • Awarded #1 most attractive U.S. energy company for engineering students, #2 globally
  • Strong global acceptance rates
  • Increased diverse talent across professional pipeline and wage populations
Enable employees to reach their full potential
  • Continued investment in talent through job rotations, training, and learning
  • 500,000 courses delivered in 2021
Develop future leaders
  • Refreshed leadership training curriculum in support of We Are ExxonMobil
  • Increased diversity among executives; women and U.S. minority representation up 35% since 2017
Harness diversity
  • Fostered inclusive behaviors, embedded in We Are ExxonMobil , and through annual skills assessments
  • Expanded career advocacy and mentoring programs, focusing organizational effort
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