Materiality

Since 2006, ExxonMobil has conducted an annual materiality assessment to identify the issues that, in the view of the company’s management and its external stakeholders, have the potential to significantly affect sustainability performance.

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Materiality

For this 2017 Sustainability Report, we evaluated key metrics within the sustainability issues for our business and stakeholders using the following methods: 

  • Review of IPIECA reporting guidance
  • Feedback from external stakeholders
  • Engagement with employees 
  • Benchmarking of peer company reports 
  • Media review

The issues most critical to the success of our business and to stakeholder interests are covered in this report. Additional information is available throughout our company website and in other company publications. Please see our content index for a detailed mapping of the locations of information regarding all material issues. Our material issues are listed below.

2017 material issues*

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*The concept of “material issues” under IPIECA guidelines used for purposes of this report is not meant to correspond to the concept of materiality for purposes of securities laws and disclosures required by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s rules. 

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