Creating In-Country Value | SLB

Creating in-country value

Wherever we operate, we want to make sure that host countries and local communities benefit socially and economically from our business growth and investment.

Schlumberger Employees from Around the World
Managing our impacts

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.

Social investment

In alignment with the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), we work to address local challenges and drive positive impact in our communities. We believe that the most sustainable social investments bring shared value delivering both tangible societal benefits and business results.

We have assessed SDG gaps for all countries where we have a physical presence, based on input from local teams, publicly available data, and interviews with local external stakeholders. And we empower our local teams to take ownership of their sustainability strategies enabled by learning and development opportunities, a capital allocation program and our sustainability champion global network.

Graphic representation of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals.
Learning Center in Abu Dhabi

Education outreach

We believe in empowering women and young people through quality education. It can have a transformative effect on individuals and makes a powerful contribution to the communities where we work and live. Our educational outreach programs focus on science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects.

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2 Schlumberger engineers—a male and a female—examining data displayed on a monitor.

Economic opportunities

In each geography where we operate, we try to recruit personnel, use in country suppliers and develop regional technical capabilities. It all helps to build a sustainable base for the energy industry, stronger supply chains and ultimately better societies.

Principles to help deliver more value
Making a difference on the ground
Supporting quality education in Egypt

Our educational outreach in action

We're running coding and robotic workshops at a school in Egypt to spark students' interest in STEM subjects. Our team has also equipped the school with refurbished computers and furniture to set up a computer lab.