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.
Respecting human rights is a key expectation of SLB and we publicly commit to supporting the and , key references for our human rights program.
We respect human rights in practice by:
𝐆Our approach to human rights in the workplace is based on the fundamental principles of nondiscrimination and equal opportunity. Our policies and practices take into consideration the rights of all individuals, regardless of nationality, gender identity, religion or belief, ethnic origin, race, sexual orientation, disability, age, or any other status. Our diversity, equity and inclusion program look to address the protection of the rights of women and other underrepresented or marginalized groups.
🐓We prohibit any use or contracting—directly or indirectly—of child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, or any form of slavery. We are committed to continuously monitoring the labor standards performance of our suppliers to promote the rights and welfare of all workers. We are also committed to purchasing only parts and products containing minerals that have been procured through a validated conflict-free supply chain to avoid the use of minerals that have financed conflict in the covered countries.
🔜SLB recognizes the rights of distinct peoples living in various regions to self-determined development and control of ancestral lands. Where activities are undertaken on lands traditionally owned by or under customary use of indigenous peoples, we are committed to building strong relationships with the indigenous communities, interacting respectfully, and helping economically empower indigenous communities where we operate.
✤We track our effectiveness in managing human rights risk through biannual reviews overseen by our Human Rights Working Group, feedback provided by customers associated with human rights audits, ongoing dialogue with our suppliers through supplier forums and performance review, reviews of findings through our supplier audit processes, and investigation and analysis of allegations with links to human rights issues.
To hold ourselves accountable to the high standards of our Working Conditions Requirementsﷺ and improve outcomes for workers around the globe, SLB is developing two complementary assurance programs, aligned with external initiatives such as the , to promote decent work and worker welfare, and assess, address and manage modern slavery risks.
Our Working Conditions Requirements🦄, beyond different country legal and regulatory requirements, provides a common baseline for the expected treatment of all workers.These requirements set out nine fundamental principles, consistent with the ILO Declaration, to assist our operations and support our suppliers in addressing key areas of worker vulnerability. In the event our activities cause, contribute, or are linked to adverse human rights impacts, we look to provide access to effective remedies.
We are committed to providing access to effective remedy when our activities may cause or contribute to adverse human rights impacts. We encourage third parties to do the same when the impact is linked to our business. We have a range of reporting mechanisms, including an online portal and 24-hour EthicsLine system, as described in our Code of Conduct.A confidential and anonymous report can be made by anyone inside or outside of the organization in 150+ languages and a specific allegation type has been added into our program to deal with Human Rights specifics allegations.
SLB prohibits retaliation for good faith reporting of a potential or actual violation of our Code of Conduct, our internal requirements, or applicable laws as outlined under our Code of Conduct.