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ExxonMobil manages an industry-leading portfolio of resources, and is one of the largest integrated fuels, lubricants, and chemical companies in the world. Innovation and collaboration are keys to our success in delivering for customers, shareholders, and stakeholders. Working with the world’s leading research institutions and universities, ExxonMobil’s scientists and engineers apply scale, integration and deep experience in research and development to develop and deploy technology solutions that help meet the critical needs of society, while reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

ExxonMobil’s history in Brazil dates back over a century, to 1912. The company was the first of its kind to establish operations in country and pioneered initiatives such as the first gasoline pumps on public roads, first tanker cars and trucks in the country, and fueled the first aircraft for Brazilian commercial aviation.

In 1999, ExxonMobil opened its Global Business Center (GBC) in Curitiba, which currently houses 1,800 employees playing a crucial role in local and global business operations. The city was selected due the availability of a qualified, multilingual, and specialized workforce, coupled with the high quality of urban infrastructure and services .

The company is committed to develop corporate social responsibility programs positively impacting he communities where it operates. In Curitiba, highlights are the “Bem-Vindo com Amor” Project, which welcomes elderly individuals at the Pequeno Cotolengo Health Complex, providing specialized care and maintenance to ensure the safety and health of the residents. Additionally, the Children and Adolescents Fund – Right to Life, in collaboration with the Hospital Pequeno Príncipe, focuses on scientific health research, acquisition of high-cost equipment, and education for pediatricians and healthcare professionals.

As part of its efforts and commitment to sustainability, energy transition, and contributing to the local community, ExxonMobil plays an essential role in Curitiba, investing in scientific research and innovation through collaboration and support for educational institutions and Innovation Hubs, such as Hotmilk, the largest Innovation Hub in the South of the country. In 2023, the company announced its support for the Federal University of Paraná (UFPR) signing two research projects, one to develop a solution based on artificial intelligence and natural language processing for revenue management area, and another one for co-liquefaction of biomass for biofuels production.

“These initiatives align with ExxonMobil’s culture of supporting science and technology and demonstrate the company’s focus in promoting research through academic means”, says Márcio Bastos, Research and Development Manager for ExxonMobil in Brazil. From its pioneering initiatives to its ongoing commitment to innovation and community well-being, ExxonMobil solidifies its position as a global leader in the industry, significantly impacting Brazil’s energy landscape.

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