Our employees and contractors receive rigorous training before commencing work in our facilities. They participate in safety teams, conduct safety observations and suggest ongoing improvements in safety procedures.
We emphasise the importance of strong safety leadership to our employee and contractor workforce to further strengthen our safety culture. In 2007, more than 1,300 of our contractor supervisors and managers participated in leadership workshops conducted by ExxonMobil Development Company. With each member of our workforce, we are focusing on improved hazard recognition and a lower tolerance for risk. Through this emphasis and increased safety observations, our Fuels Marketing Company, for example, reduced the number of passenger vehicle accidents by more than 50 percent in 2007 from the 2004 level.
To contribute to industry-wide safety improvement, we share best practices and lessons learned among ExxonMobil organisations and within our industry. We co-sponsor the Robert W. Campbell Award, which honours companies that achieve high levels of excellence by integrating safety, health, and environmental management into their overall business operating systems.