Sustainable Supply Chain | SLB

Sustainable Supply Chain

We are environmentally, economically, and socially responsible and protect human rights throughout our supply chain

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At SLB, the Planning & Supply Chain (P&SC) organization is dedicated to creating value and driving resource consciousness for a balanced planet. We aim to foster cooperation among all stakeholders within and beyond our value chain.

P&SC works with our suppliers in a socially responsible and ethical manner. Our focus is effective planning, procurement, and delivery of the right products and services to our operations. We leverage our expertise and scale to promote sustainability with our suppliers and partners.

In support of our ambitions, actions for the P&SC team are aligned with our corporate sustainability priorities. We are committed to embedding sustainability throughout our value chain, Scope 3 upstream decarbonization, enabling circularity, and positively impacting the communities in which we work and live through diversity and inclusion initiatives and respecting human rights. We seek to develop and strengthen relationships with suppliers who are committed to and act in accordance with our Code of Conduct.

"Every organization is part of a complex and interconnected, environmental, social, and economic ecosystem. Now more than ever, it is imperative that we collaborate with our suppliers and partners to balance the need for energy with the needs of the planet."
Gwenola Boyault
Gwenola Boyault , VP Planning & Supply Chain
Drive energy innovation for a balanced planet
SLB is committed to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. This goal is inclusive of all three scopes of emissions.

Our approach to enact climate action is to

  • record credible data for Scope 3 upstream emissions
  • reduce actions including network optimization, and adoption of energy efficiency projects
  • replacement actions such as lower carbon alternatives for products, energy sources, and modes of transportation
  • capacity building of our people and suppliers through collaboration and partnerships.
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Framework to map SLB supplier maturity levels
Framework to map SLB supplier maturity levels.
Framework to map SLB supplier maturity levels

Decarbonizing Procurement

CDP Supply Chain Member logoDisclosure is the first step in understanding our suppliers’ maturity, to help us better manage the environmental footprint of our own supply chain while also encouraging suppliers toward a low-carbon economy. We work with our suppliers to improve performance associated with greenhouse gas emissions reductions using a third-party disclosure process in partnership with CDP, and in 2022 SLB was recognized by CDP as a Premium member.

In addition to benchmarking supplier maturity levels through CDP, we have adopted CDP methodology to codevelop an internal framework to map and assess these levels according to supplier achievements and milestones, as shown in the SLB Horizon Analysis. The results of the analysis drive actions to help them advance to the next level of maturity through training and webinars covering topics such as climate change reporting, action strategy, and the risks and opportunities associated with climate change.

We support our suppliers and build their capacity by engaging them on climate action during our periodic business reviews, and by providing additional trainings and webinars covering topics such as emissions calculation and reporting, and science-based targets.


Decarbonizing Distribution

To decarbonize our upstream distribution operations, we have developed a framework called the Distribution Value Plan (DVP). This plan allows us to optimize costs, enhance efficiency, reduce lead times, minimize emissions, optimize resource utilization, and maximize overall value delivered. This initiative creates a culture of continuous improvement, innovation, and collaboration, enabling logistics professionals to not only tackle disruptions but also actively seek out and capitalize on opportunities for value creation.

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Preserve and respect human dignity throughout the value chain
As an organization, we believe we have a leading role to play in implementing sustainable practices for our company and those within our sphere of influence. To that end, we have chosen to lead the conversation with our suppliers and partners on human rights.

Working Conditions Requirements

SLB is committed to conducting business in a manner that preserves and respects human dignity, as outlined in our Human Rights Position Statement.

We prohibit any use or contracting, directly or indirectly, of child labor, forced labor, human trafficking, or any form of slavery.

Our Working Conditions Requirements provide a common baseline for the expected treatment of all workers. It sets out nine principles to assist our operations and suppliers in reviewing their performance in human rights in the workplace.

All SLB suppliers must respect and comply with our Working Conditions Requirements to establish or continue business with us.

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Conflict Minerals

SLB is committed to purchase only those 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. We expect our suppliers to abide by the same standard. More information can be found in our Conflict Minerals Position Statement and in the Modern Slavery Statement.


Responsible Waste Management

Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment Information for Recyclers

In accordance with the EU Waste Electrical Electronic Equipment (WEEE) Directive2012/19/EU (and UK Statutory Instrument 2013 No. 3113) and SLB Environmental Procedures and Guidelines, SLB will provide on-demand information regarding the presence and location of dangerous materials and preparations, if any, in SLB electrical equipment to organizations within the European Economic Area/UK, repairing, maintaining, or processing equipment at end of life. Click WEEE Information Request to download the request form (92 KB PDF), complete it, and send your request.