Our Approach to Sustainability | SLB

Our Approach to Sustainability

Sustainability can’t just be an add-on. It has to run deep through our strategy and be a fundamental part of how we operate. It’s a long-term journey, and our transition to net zero is only the beginning.

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Weaving sustainability into our entire business
We've put a sustainable approach into practice at every level of our business, guided by a comprehensive framework of principles, ambition, and action, with regular reporting on progress.
Our three areas of focus
We're committed to helping drive the global shift to sustainable energy production. We're setting challenging goals for ourselves to deliver measurable social and environmental progress, and we’re also asking our customers, suppliers, and peers to partner with us in this journey. Together, we can make real progress in accelerating energy innovation and access while supporting local and global economic development.
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Climate Action
Our road map to net zero, decarbonizing customer operations, and new energy and transition opportunities guide our strategy.
Climate Action
Our climate action strategy leverages our expertise and experience to play our part in decarbonizing the world’s energy system for a sustainable future.
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We put people first by respecting human rights, building a more inclusive workplace, and driving positive socioeconomic outcomes.
People are at the heart of our business.
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We've identified three key environmental issues that are significant for our operations: biodiversity, natural resources, and circularity.
Minimizing impact on ecosystems and biodiversity, conserving natural resources, and promoting circularity.
Sustainability enablers
Sustainability accelerators

Contributing to UN SDGs

Our work in sustainability, particularly in the communities where we operate, helps us contribute to the UN's Sustainable Development Goals. Our own sustainability goals are aligned to these, and we are drawing on our innovation capabilities, technology investments, and strategic partnerships to realize them while engaging the entire SLB organization in our drive for sustainability.

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Sustainability embedded

By embedding sustainability throughout our operations, we're aligning our business decisions with our sustainability objectives. Through digital enablement and a strong governance structure, we're unlocking timely and detailed data as well as tools and processes that can inform sustainability-focused decisions and meet regulatory and auditing requirements.

Innovation, technology, and strategic partnerships are also fundamental to accelerating our sustainability journey while balancing climate impacts and energy demand.

By acting now, we can create a better future and enhance our customers' performance.

Sustainability reporting

Our reporting is guided by our stakeholders and third-party frameworks, including:

  • Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standards
  • Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD) Recommendations
  • UN Sustainable Development Goals (UN SDGs)
  • UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights Reporting Framework
  • Global Reporting Initiative 

More about our approach

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    Message from the CEO & CSSO
    Olivier Le Peuch & Katharina Beumelburg outline the SLB strategy for a sustainable energy future.

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    Sustainability Governance
    The foundation of our sustainability program and key to maintaining the confidence of all stakeholders.

    How we oversee and deliver our sustainability agenda at every level. View

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    Health, Safety, and the Environment (HSE)
    Meeting the highest standards of human health and safety, and environmental protection.

    A long-standing HSE commitment to the highest standards. View

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    Sustainable Supply Chain
    We are environmentally, economically and socially responsible and protect human rights throughout our supply chain.

    SLB is committed to operating ethically and in an environmentally, economically and socially responsible manner. View