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Neighbourhood activities around Fawley

At Fawley in Hampshire, Esso Petroleum Company, Limited and ExxonMobil Chemical Limited operate one of the largest and most complex oil refining and petrochemical manufacturing sites in Europe. As important members of the Waterside community for 60 years, both companies are committed to being responsible neighbours and have a well-established programme of support for the local area.

ExxonMobil encourages employees and their families to contribute their time, talent and energy to schools, charities and non-profit organisations. The company's Volunteer Involvement Programme (VIP) and Governor Scheme does this by recognising the voluntary efforts of employees and their families, and rewarding the organisations they support with grants of up to £1,000 per year. Since the programme began in 2002, the Fawley representatives have given over 43,000 hours of their time to charities and local community groups, which have received grants under the scheme totalling over £540,000.

The ExxonMobil Link Schools programme is active in 10 schools in the Fawley neighbourhood. This initiative helps local teachers link the curriculum to the reality of working life, while students gain an appreciation of the importance of industry to their local economy and the skills needed for the world of work. ExxonMobil works alongside Learning through Landscapes - a national school grounds charity that believes that outdoor learning is an essential part of a child's development - and CREATE - a charity that encourages more sustainable uses of energy while reducing carbon emissions.

The Fawley site supports Local Authority initiatives, such as New Forest District Council's Brilliance in Business Awards, in which ExxonMobil has sponsored the Innovation and Entrepreneurship category since the awards started. The site also supports Hampshire County Council's Hantsweb Awards, sponsoring the category for the best website operated by secondary schools or colleges in the county.

A newsletter about the Fawley site, Community Matters, is distributed to local residents six times a year.