Risk management and emergency preparedness
Risks associated with safety, security, health and the environment are inherent in the energy and petrochemical business. Recognising these risks, ExxonMobil takes a disciplined and systematic approach to business continuity planning and emergency preparedness.
To strengthen our capability to respond quickly and effectively to operational incidents, we routinely test and train teams at our operating sites on a range of possible scenarios. These scenarios include responding to simulated product spills, fires, explosions, natural disasters and security incidents. In 2007, we conducted six major regional emergency response drills in Bermuda, California, Cyprus, the Gulf of Mexico, Malaysia and Sakhalin Island in Russia. We also conducted a corporate response drill involving ExxonMobil Aviation. In addition, we conducted numerous drills and workshops around the globe to validate the readiness of ExxonMobil affiliates to address a pandemic influenza outbreak.