Schlumberger (SLB)

Texas
Energy, Technology Hardware and Equipment

Corprate Bias Ratings

Risk Level:

Rating - Caution
Medium Risk

Schlumberger does not provide its employees with protections against viewpoint discrimination, but has not publicly terminated business relationships based on views or beliefs. The company frequently uses its reputation to promote net zero carbon emissions and integrates ESG priorities into its business practices. SLB is a Workplace Pride Global Benchmark member, promoting LGBTQ+ policies in countries whose cultural norms make it more difficult. SLB is implementing unconscious bias training in the workplace and sponsored the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council EXPO event. However, it does not discriminate against religious organizations in its charitable giving. For these reasons, Schlumberger receives a Medium Risk rating.

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Rationale
Corporate Weaponization
Criteria

Has denied service to customers, suppliers, or vendors due to their political views or religious beliefs OR corporately boycotts, divests, or sanctions regions, people groups, or industries.

Risk Level
Rationale

Schlumberger has not publicly terminated business relationships due to political views or religious beliefs. Schlumberger integrates ESG into all of its business practices, including metrics for suppliers (1).

Criteria

Charitable giving (including employee matching programs) policies or practices discriminate against charitable organizations based on views or religious beliefs.

Risk Level
Rationale

Due to Schlumbeger’s charitable giving focus, it does not discriminate against religious organizations (1).

Criteria

Employment policies fail to protect against discrimination based on political affiliation/views and/or religion.

Risk Level
Rationale

Schlumberger does not provide viewpoint protections to its employees (1).

Corporate Governance and Public Policy
Criteria

Uses corporate reputation to support ideological causes and/or organizations hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

SLB adheres to the Paris Climate Accords, aiming for net zero carbon emissions by 2050, and attended COP 27,  the United Nations Climate Change Conference (1). SLB joined OGCI’s Aiming for Zero Methane Emissions Initiative and is a signatory of Methane Guiding Principles, which aims to reduce methane emissions from natural gas (2)(3)(4)(5). SLB is a Workplace Pride Global Benchmark member, which helps “with implementing global D&I and LGBTIQ+ policies in countries where obstacles such as legal frameworks or cultural norms make it hard to do so” (6). SLB is implementing unconscious bias training, though it is unclear if it will be required (7).

Criteria

Uses corporate funds to advance ideological causes, organizations, or policies hostile to freedom of expression.

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Rationale

SLB sponsored the Houston Minority Supplier Development Council EXPO event (1).

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Uses corporate political contributions for ideological, non-business purposes.

Risk Level
N/A
Rationale

SLB does not operate a PAC at this time (1).

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November 22, 2023

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