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Become a Supplier to SLB

Supply in the Field
Supply in the Field

What is expected to become a supplier

Get to know our Guiding Principles

We recognize that an effective and efficient supply chain is essential to our success. That’s why we apply significant rigor to choosing the right partners using systematic and integrated processes to select, develop, and manage our supplier base.

We work with our suppliers in a socially responsible and ethical manner and are continuously looking for ways to improve how we run our business. Our focus is to procure the right products and services at the right time and at the lowest total cost of ownership, in line with Our Guiding Principles.

Crucially, we want our partners to join us and contribute to our journey to net zero. Sustainability is not only expected by our immediate stakeholders; it is an urgent imperative for the world.

Learn more in our specific Sustainable Supply Chain section.

Follow SLB terms and conditions

All our purchases are subject to SLB terms and conditions for purchase orders. We consider any acceptance of a purchase order as an acceptance of all associated terms and conditions such as price, currency, and shipping date as stated on the purchase order. Our standard terms and conditions for purchase orders (October 2022) can be found here.

Comply with applicable laws and regulations

SLB requires suppliers to fully comply with all applicable laws and regulations, including but not limited to the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the UK 2010 Bribery Act. As part of the requirements for doing business with SLB, supplier compliance assessments may be performed. These requirements will be communicated to suppliers as part of the onboarding process as applicable.

Comply with SLB’s business ethics policy

Any supplier doing business or entering into a contract with SLB agrees and represents that they shall promote and strictly abide by the SLB Code of Conduct. Any supplier doing business or entering into a contract with SLB has the obligation to inform SLB of any act (or omission) of SLB employees that is not in compliance with the foregoing. Reports shall be submitted by calling +(1) 888 884-8849 or using this website.

Business ethics—anticorruption principles

Suppliers, their employees, and their subcontractors must never, either directly or indirectly:

  • Give, pay, or receive any kind of bribe, or anything of value, promise to pay, authorize the payment of, or offer any inducement in any form to any employee or representative of SLB, nor to any third party, including any official of any government agency or body and employees of SLB clients, to secure any advantage or benefit in relation SLB’s business, nor influence the act or omission of any of the aforesaid persons in order to obtain or retain business, or obtain any improper advantage or benefit;
  • Obtain or maintain business through illegal conduct or practices of unfair competition.

Facilitation payments (grease payments made to speed up routine, nondiscretionary government action) are prohibited.

Business gifts and conflicts of interest

Employees engaged in procurement, logistics, or supplier management roles are not permitted to:

  • Disclose data or information obtained, learned, or used in furtherance of their duties or experiences as an employee of SLB.
  • Use a personal account to obtain or accumulate reward, loyalty, frequent flier, guest, or other similar points or credits attributable to purchases or bookings made in furtherance of SLB business.
  • Engage in any activities that could be interpreted as marketing, advertising, or advocating one potential supplier over another.
  • Attend any entertainment, social, or other events hosted or paid for by anyone directly or indirectly participating in an open, ongoing or pending tender or bidding exercise.
  • Accept any gift or entertainment from any person, company, or entity currently engaged in or seeking to do business with SLB that (i) is recurrent, (ii) is intended as a bribe, kickback, payoff, irregular payment, or creates the appearance of such, or that otherwise may raise any potential embarrassment or conflicts of interest, or (iv) that exceeds nominal value.