In 1992, EXC!TE (ExxonMobil Community Involvement Through Employees program) was designed by a group of highly motivated local employees under the sponsorship of Public Affairs and approved by area managers. It is a unique team within ExxonMobil in that it operated independently under management-approved bylaws. EXC!TE’s goal is to encourage employee and family volunteerism in the local community.
The EXC!TE employee volunteer team is led by an elected Board of 21 employees who approve projects and manage its volunteer resources to pursue the following goals:
- To enrich the quality of life in the community through volunteer service;
- To build a quality relationship with the community and enhance the ExxonMobil public image;
- To provide a vehicle for informing and encouraging interested employes, annuitants, families, and friends to support community projects through individual service.
In July 2003, EXC!TE surpassed 40,000 hours of total service to the community since its inception. During 2003, more than 350 employees, families and friends have volunteered 4,000 hours at more than 70 community projects for more than 30 area nonprofit agencies. All volunteer efforts have been pursued on the employees’ personal time. The company supports EXC!TE with a modest budget and time for Board planning activities.
EXC!TE activities during 2003 included, but are not limited to, the following:
Baton Rouge Area Public Affairs and Management continue to support EXC!TE because it has been instrumental to improving the perception of ExxonMobil in the local community. EXC!TE has been recognized by several local agencies for its support to community projects.