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Employee participation

We foster a culture that encourages employees to contribute to the communities where they live and work, by granting time off from work to volunteer with charitable organizations.

Our employees are involved in local communities by becoming mentors to students, supporting local food banks and providing environmental education opportunities, among other activities. We also encourage our employees to bring their professional expertise to programs that enhance math and science education.

In addition, ExxonMobil and XTO Energy offer several programs that allow our employees and retirees to maximize their charitable impacts. For example, our Volunteer Involvement Program (VIP) encourages employees, retirees and their families to volunteer with charitable organizations, either individually or in teams. In the United States, the program provides a $500 donation on their behalf for every 20 hours volunteered, up to four times per volunteer per year. Our Educational Matching Gift Program matches employee and retiree donations to U.S. higher education institutions at a ratio of 3-to-1.

Read more examples of our employee volunteerism activities around the world here and learn about our community contributions in the Worldwide Giving Report.