Feature Delivering on our Sustainability Ambitions
The 2021 Sustainability Report outlines the actions Schlumberger has taken to operationalize sustainability in relation to performance and achievements.
For many years, we have maintained a commitment to avoid harm, invest in and have a positive impact on the communities where we live and operate. We've set out these commitments in our Code of Conduct and Human Rights Position Statement.We adopt a local view of operations and work closely with our customers to maintain a safe operating environment and deliver expected benefits so that both communities and the energy industry can prosper.
Different countries and operations have varying requirements for local content—using domestically supplied goods and services. Not only do we comply with both regulatory and contractual requirements, but we also try to go further and contribute to sustainable development. To that end, we implement local content plans and in house programs that support supplier development and enhance the scale and quality of local procurement.
We're committed to creating opportunities to suppliers based in the countries where we operate, wherever this is technically feasible, lawful and economic. We cultivate and engage suppliers in various ways, particularly ones based in the communities affected by our operations. For example, we help ensure that they have the skills deliver a scope of work. And we make sure they have equal opportunities to participate in the procurement process.
We are investing in regional technical strategies that facilitate energy access with high local content. Our ambition is to generate growth and improve our returns while creating significant local value and opportunity, including energy access. In country value creation and local partnerships are key to these strategies.