External Citizenship Advisory Panel
Professor of Management and Law,
Owen Graduate School of Management, Vanderbilt University
Senior Vice President, Governance and Sustainable Investment
F&C Management Limited
Director of Harvard Kennedy School's Corporate Responsibility Initiative
Director and Senior Vice President, Environment, Social, and Governance Group
Walden Asset Management
Director of Policy
Institute for Human Rights and Business
In 2009, ExxonMobil created an External Assessment Panel to provide an independent review of our corporate citizenship reporting process. The panel reviewed and commented on the 2008, 2009, and 2010 Corporate Citizenship Reports. In 2011, the External Assessment Panel became the External Citizenship Advisory Panel (ECAP), with an expanded focus on providing strategic and objective advice on ExxonMobil’s corporate citizenship activities. The ECAP comprises five members with diverse backgrounds and experiences related to corporate responsibility.
In 2011, the ECAP visited ExxonMobil's Irving, Texas, headquarters to discuss corporate citizenship performance and policies with our management. Panelists also visited our Joliet Refinery in Illinois to observe how our standards, processes, and programs are applied in our operations. The lessons learned from the ECAP's visit to Joliet inspired the facility-level case studies in this Corporate Citizenship Report on oil sands development at Kearl (see page 10 of the full report) and integrated refining and chemical manufacturing at Singapore (see page 48 of the full report). These case studies provide an inside look at the challenges and opportunities of operating in the energy industry.