Geneva, 25 October 2017: Membership is being led by the ExxonMobil Chemical Company division, one of the largest petrochemical companies worldwide.   ExxonMobil is committed to providing quality petrochemical products and services that are vital for economic and social progress, and adhere to the principles of sustainable development.

By connecting with WBCSD’s network of leading businesses, across a variety of sectors, ExxonMobil can make an important impact on global corporate sustainability.

“By 2040, the global population is expected to rise to almost 9 billion, increasing demand for products that make modern living possible. Sustainable products and development will help meet these future needs responsibly,” said Neil Chapman, president of ExxonMobil Chemical Company. “We look forward to working with WBCSD to enhance and amplify our contributions to economic growth, environmental protection and social well-being.”

WBCSD CEO and President Peter Bakker said “I am very encouraged that the world’s largest publicly traded oil and gas company has renewed their commitment to sustainability by joining WBCSD, with a particular focus on circular economy. WBCSD believes that the future of business is circular, and waste has no place in it. I am delighted to welcome ExxonMobil to this initiative.”