As we develop oil and gas resources to meet the world’s growing energy needs, we work to build and sustain local economic growth and improve social conditions. This defines our national content approach.
We work collaboratively with host governments and other stakeholders to implement our national content initiatives, which include developing a local workforce and supplier base, and making strategic community investments. We provide detailed information on ExxonMobil’s strategic community investments at both the country and corporate level.
To ensure a systematic, long-term approach, we integrate national content into overall project planning and execution through the ExxonMobil Capital Projects Management System (EMCAPS).
Our National Content Guidelines, Strategies and Best Practices contain the key elements of a national content strategy and plan; models and tools for the successful development of national content; and roles and responsibilities at the corporate, country and project levels. A unique, fit-for-purpose, project-specific National Content Plan is required for new Upstream projects in emerging markets.
We operate in many countries throughout the world, each with different needs, challenges and requirements. Therefore, we aim to create and implement successful National Content Plans and strategies by considering local factors, such as regulatory requirements, development goals, stakeholder expectations, infrastructure, social capacity and the business environment. During 2012, we updated EMCAPS national content requirements to include broader socioeconomic objectives, such as human rights, project impact mitigation and community relations. We also worked on integrating national content into key project planning and execution processes. For example, we now regularly gather and exchange national content best practices and lessons learned among our project teams.