Risks associated with safety, security, health, and the environment are inherent in our business. Recognizing these risks and the critical role of energy supply in an emergency situation, ExxonMobil takes a disciplined approach to business continuity planning and emergency preparedness. To respond quickly and effectively to operational incidents, we routinely test the trained teams at our operating sites on a range of possible scenarios, including simulated product spills, fires, explosions, natural disasters, and security incidents. These drills often involve 100 or more representatives from ExxonMobil; local affiliates; local, state, and federal governments; and industry.
All ExxonMobil operating facilities have extensive hurricane preparedness plans in place and we update and practice these plans to ensure readiness.
ExxonMobil is leading the effort, on behalf of the four sponsor companies, to improve capabilities to contain a potential future underwater blowout in the Gulf of Mexico.