Challenges to corporate duties

Key findings and highlights • The Exxon-Valdez oil spill is still regarded as the blueprint for how not to handle an oil spill crisis. This brief outlines what steps the company has taken to improve its sustainable business practices and the challenges they have faced in doing so.

• Read about how well Exxon communicates its environmental, social, and economic data through its annual reports and what the company is not required to report under various industry guidelines.

• Datamonitor's scenario development allows you to see how Exxon will look in the year 2030 under three different business models: business as usual, weak sustainabilty, and strong sustainability.

Reasons to buy • Use this report to evaluate Exxon's strengths and weaknesses with regards to sustainable development • This case study series allows for a detailed comparison of the respective sustainable conditions of the world's major oil and gas companies • A useful tool for companies planning to invest more capital in sustainable development in order to be better placed in future global markets

“Despite the scale and cost of the BP Deepwater Horizon catastrophe in the Gulf of Mexico, the Exxon-Valdez spill is still considered the blue print for how not to deal with an oil spill disaster, and the company has done little since then to improve its reputation for being one of the world’s least responsible IOCs.” Dan Jones, Report Author

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“…in the long-term its [Exxon’s] current business policy is not sustainable. It must show a willingness to adapt to the changing energy market landscape, the evolving composition of the energy mix, and the future regulatory risk of producing high levels of GHGs emissions.” Dan Jones, Report Author

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BP Sustainability Case Study The way oil and gas companies respond to complex sustainability issues is crucial to future energy supply. This brief analyzes in-depth how BP responds to those issues and outlines three scenarios for their corporate strategy to 2030. Published: Jul-10 | Code: BFEN0540

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How is ExxonMobil responding to the challenges of sustainability? Report summary • An in-depth analysis of Exxon's current sustainability efforts and the impact this has on the rest of its upstream/downstream businesses • A detailed analysis of Exxon's strengths and weaknesses, the current threats posed to their business operations, and potential future opportunities • An assessment of the major challenges to Exxon's sustainable development such as developing ever harder-to-reach natural resources

• Learn what Exxon needs to do to stay in line with future government climate policies whilst remaining one of the world's leading oil and gas companies Use this report to evaluate Exxon's strengths and weaknesses with regards to sustainable development Buy this report online now at www.datamonitor.com/store

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About this report Introduction Global sentiment towards energy and the environment is changing. Oil and gas resources are becoming increasingly hard to find and highly energyintensive to extract, and the companies producing them are expected to be more socially and environmentally responsible as operations come under more scrutiny than ever before. This report will assess how well Exxon is responding to these changes, providing forecasts and recommendations for the future.