The Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP) in Scotland is operated by ExxonMobil Chemical. The 170 employees at our Fife plant have worked closely with local communities for over 20 years. The company supports and enhances local projects by providing one-off financial payments to support community led work, as well as dedicating time and resources to support larger projects tackling major social issues such as drug abuse, the environment, health and education. The following are a few of the ways we try to make a positive difference to our local community.
The latest newsletter about the Fife Ethylene Plant (FEP), Community Matters, can be downloaded below.
How to contact FEP
Phone number: +44 1383 737 000
Address: ExxonMobil Chemical,
Fife Ethylene Plant,
Fife, Scotland, KY4 8EP
Health, safety & the environment
FEP operates to the highest environmental and safety standards and we conduct continuous maintenance to ensure safe and environmentally responsible operations of the plant.
As a responsible operator we are committed to a process of continuous improvement to reduce our emissions. We recognise our responsibility to protect the environment and our operations are strictly regulated by the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency (SEPA) and the Health & Safety Executive, and feature multiple safeguards to maintain emissions within safe limits set by the regulator.
Since 1989 a programme of emissions monitoring, control and reduction has been in place. Testing by Fife Council’s Independent Air Quality Monitoring Review Group (IAQMRG) has consistently concluded over the years that the operations of FEP have no significant impact on air quality in the local communities, which meets national and EU air quality standards.
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FEP has strong track record of safety and our ‘Nobody gets hurt’ policy sets out to achieve the highest health & safety standards. We have not had a single time-losing injury (an injury requiring time-off work) in the last two decades
Community support & involvement
Fife Council's Mossmorran and Braefoot Bay Community and Safety Committee gives managers and local community representatives a forum for regular dialogue about local issues and opportunities. The committee has also been involved in the organisation of events such as ExxonMobil-sponsored theatre trips and lunches for over 1,000 senior citizens each year.
Around 30,000 fifth and sixth year school pupils have attended the Safe Drive Stay Alive roadshow sponsored by us and organised by Fife Emergency Services. The hard-hitting stage show makes young people stop and think about the consequences of careless driving.
In Fife we have supported Energy Action Scotland (EAS) and sponsored their energy efficiency programme for local community buildings. The programme provides energy efficiency improvements to the buildings as well as training for staff and users. To date the programme has included Dundonald Community Centre, The Corrie Centre Cardenden, The Hayfield Community Centre Kirkcaldy, Methil Community Centre and Philp Hall Kirkcaldy. This is an ongoing programme and several other buildings are also in the programme and awaiting completion of their modifications.
A wide range of community visits are carried out each year. These include Primary school visits to our environmental pond with children enjoying pond dipping and learning about the marine eco-system. Community tours of the facilities are also a favourite along with educational visits by secondary schools and universities.
Employees have given more than 100 hours of their spare time assisting Fife Ranger Service on the Dalbeath Marsh Environmental Project at Hill of Beath. We have also begun a programme of planting 5,000 trees on the site over a five year period with the local air cadets as part of our Protect tomorrow. Today. initiative.
The site was recently awarded the world class accolade of the Wildlife at Work and Corporate Lands for Learning awards from the Wildlife Habitat Council. These awards recognised the outstanding environmental and educational work being done by ExxonMobil employees and volunteers.
Children entering the ambulatory care unit and children's ward at Victoria Hospital, Kirkcaldy, are finding it less traumatic due to the bright furnishings and equipment bought with our donation.
FEP is also helping to encourage new mothers to breast feed by sponsoring the use of pashminas at the Forth Park Maternity Hospital.
ExxonMobil’s employee Volunteer Involvement and Parent Council programmes encourage our employees and their families to give their time and talents to the community. Employees and their families devoted over 8,500 hours of their spare time to voluntary work in the community between 2004 and 2010. Over 80 organisations and charities received more than £100,000 in support of the efforts of our employees and their families.
ExxonMobil's Link Schools programme has supported 13 local primary and secondary schools through science grants and a range of environmental education, energy efficiency work and a science theatre programme. Education expertise and practical support is provided from our partners Grounds for Learning, CREATE and Generation Science.
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