Enhancing the economic and social well-being of the communities in which we operate is among our most enduring principles: Founder Erle P. Halliburton established a heritage of positive community impact through generous support for local charities and causes in his community. Today, the Company creates opportunities to benefit the communities where we live and work. Our commitment to good corporate citizenship is fundamental to creating sustained value for our Company, our stakeholders and the world.
Halliburton community work is centered on our four Pillars of Giving:
Education • Environment • Health and Safety • Social Service
Each year, the Halliburton Foundation makes donations to U.S.-based elementary and secondary schools, colleges and universities through the University Advisory Board (UAB). We look at a variety of programs that demonstrate excellence in preparing students with advanced skills for the oil and gas industry, considering things such as opportunity for increased diversity within the STEM discipline, global perspective and creativity. Halliburton best leverages Foundation grant awards through such programs that encourage youth to pursue STEM studies, boost retention in technical disciplines and develop technical, business or leadership skills. At its discretion, the Foundation board of trustees also provides a limited number of grants to health and health-related charities. Halliburton reviews grant requests on a quarterly basis.
In 2018, Trees for Houston (a non-profit organization) was a recipient of money raised from the Halliburton Charity Golf Tournament. Trees for Houston also provided volunteers with 22 trees as part of its Trees for Schools program. Halliburton employees from the Applied Sciences teams in Cementing and Production Enhancement completed a community project with a North Houston elementary school, planting the crape myrtle and Monterrey oak trees around the school’s grounds.
Health and Safety
To support International Children’s Day, Dhahran-based employees visited King Fahd Specialist Hospital in Saudi Arabia to visit with children undergoing various cancer treatments and to show support for affected families. Employees distributed gifts and created drawings and paintings with the children. “This was a very special activity for us,” said Muzzammil Shakeel, a scientist in the Technology group who organized the outreach. “Halliburton has always played an impactful role in the community, and this initiative is part of our ongoing commitment to the communities where we live and work.”
When Carrolton employee Greg Danson was thinking about the coronavirus crisis facing the world, he decided to set up a Facebook group to see if likeminded folks would join with him to help those too frail to cope on their own. As of March 20, the Facebook group – known as COVID-19 North Texas Relief – has grown exponentially to more than 6,600 members, illustrating the power of social media to spawn goodness in the community. Read story