Water conservation practices
We require that our activities, products, and services be designed, procured, and used with the goal of efficiently managing resource consumption. SLB operations and activities involving water resources must seek to maximize the reuse of water; investigate opportunities for rainwater collection and the potential for using suitable effluent from other processes as the source of water; minimize freshwater use, especially in areas prone to seasonal, sporadic, or year-round water shortages; and if cooling water is required, use recirculating systems where feasible.
As with all environmental aspects, SLB takes a risk-based approach to water use and conservation. In every aspect of our business, we strive to improve efficiency, and the same scrutiny we apply to improve other areas of our business is applied to the use of energy and water resources for the protection of the environment. We consider local circumstances such as environmental sensitivities and water availability when we take actions relating to water resources and develop site-specific water resource management procedures. Our Environmental Standard mandates that all sites requiring a Worksite Environmental Plan to receive environmental audits on a three -year cycle. Reports are prepared for each site receiving an audit. In addition, top findings summarized from all environmental audits in North America for a calendar year are shared in an annual year-end review call with stakeholders.