Civic and community
ExxonMobil supports priorities of local communities adjacent to our facilities. In 2012, contributions totaling $48.7 million were made directly to civic groups and community service organizations around the world. Of this amount, more than $31.1 million benefited communities outside of the United States.
In the United States, we actively support programs addressing youth development. The ExxonMobil Community Summer Jobs Program provides college students with paid internships at nonprofit organizations. In addition, we support the Boy Scouts of America, Girl Scouts, U.S.A., Boys and Girls Clubs of America, Girls, Inc., and the YMCA and YWCA.
Outside the United States, our involvement in many communities extends to areas including the development of basic community infrastructure. In 2012, funding for road upgrades in Odoptu-Okha, Sakhalin, Russia, totaled $4.4 million and spending on roads, power and water infrastructure in Nigeria totaled $3.0 million.
ExxonMobil’s affiliate in Indonesia, Mobil Cepu Ltd., launched a community-based clean water program to reduce the incidence of water-borne diseases and promote healthier living in the Cepu Block of Indonesia. During the dry season, many residents in this area lack reliable access to clean water. To help manage this program and make it sustainable, the community established a committee responsible for managing the budget, constructing and monitoring water facilities and handling distribution of water. For example, in the Ngasem Village, a new water tower serves as the key source of potable water and is distributed to community households through an installed pipeline network. Thus far, this program has benefited more than 25,000 community members in 17 villages.
Beyond the Corporation’s investments, more than 23,200 ExxonMobil employees, retirees and their families volunteered more than 776,300 hours in 2012 at more than 5,300 charitable organizations in 40 countries through company-sponsored volunteer programs.