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.
Supporting school-age students, teachers, and PhD and postdoctoral women researchers, with an emphasis on STEM subjects
Our educational outreach programs are fully aligned with UN Sustainable Development Goal 4 of ensuring quality education and promoting lifelong learning opportunities for all. We offer learning opportunities for schoolchildren, help students understand and adopt HSE-related standards, and fund women from developing and emerging economies to pursue advanced graduate study in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) subjects at top universities worldwide.
SLB is committed to promoting HSE learning among children and passing on our HSE leadership and experience to the next generation of SLB families, customers, and communities. Since 2009, our employees have shared their expertise through our HSE for Youth programs, training sessions, and modules covering first aid, Internet safety, injury prevention, climate change, water sanitation, road safety, personal security, and prevention of HIV/AIDS, malaria, and COVID-19. We aim to inform and empower young people to make responsible and safer decisions regarding HSE issues.
Since the program’s launch in 2004, 807 women from 86 countries have received Faculty for the Future fellowships to pursue PhD and postdoctoral STEM research programs at 281 universities and research institutions worldwide. In 2022, the Schlumberger Foundation renewed 57 fellowships and awarded 37 new ones.
Founded in 1998, the SLB Excellence in Education Development (SEED) program encompasses a range of STEM-related activities, including school workshops, professional development for STEM teachers, coding clubs, competitions, facility tours, and enabling classroom connectivity. Together with local educators, SLB volunteers around the world share their passion for learning and science with young people, encouraging them to learn more about STEM subjects through inquiry-based learning and hands-on science experiments.
This theory articulates how STEM activities are expected to ignite change in young people and their communities. It establishes goals for operationalizing SEED programs: