Supplier Ethics

Halliburton is strongly committed to corporate social responsibility and global citizenship. Our Code of Business Conduct (COBC) and Human Rights Statement require employees, directors, officers, and all third parties that conduct business with or on behalf of Halliburton to act with fairness and integrity, observing high standards of personal and business ethics.

We partner with our suppliers to ensure a supply chain that is committed to the ethical sourcing of materials and products, is free from unethical business practices, and is respectful of human rights. Suppliers who compromise their commitment to ethical business practices, conflict-free sourcing, and human rights compromise their potential business with Halliburton.

Ethical Principles

Halliburton is committed to conducting business with the highest levels of integrity and in compliance with both the letter and the spirit of the COBC, our Human Rights Statement, and the law. We expect suppliers to conduct business in the same manner.

Anyone conducting business with Halliburton is expected to:

  • Avoid even the appearance of unethical or compromising business practices
  • Avoid any agreements that restrain competition
  • Avoid any agreements that restrain resale or pricing on resale
  • Refuse money, cash equivalents, gifts of more than nominal value, excessive hospitality, loans, or other special treatment from present or prospective suppliers that might influence, or appear to influence, business or purchasing decisions
  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulations in the countries in which they operate

Conflict-Free Sourcing

Halliburton works continually toward a conflict-free supply chain with ethical sourcing of materials and products. Halliburton supports the Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative and its flagship Conflict-Free Smelter Program and supports responsible sourcing, including from the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC) and adjoining countries.

Our supply chain program strives to ensure that purchased products do not contain minerals that directly or indirectly finance or benefit armed groups, including in the DRC or an adjoining country.

Halliburton suppliers are expected to:

  • Supply conflict-free materials and products
  • Respond to requests for information on sources of supply
  • Perform due diligence on suppliers and sources of materials for products used or provided to Halliburton

Human Rights

Halliburton and its board of directors support universal human rights as defined by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (“UDHR”). Our customers, suppliers, and employees represent virtually every race, national origin, religion, culture, political philosophy, and language. The diversity is the foundation of our business excellence and embodies Halliburton’s respect for human rights and dignity of all people. Halliburton is committed to protecting and upholding human rights.

Halliburton suppliers are expected to:

  • Treat their employees and contractors with dignity and respect
  • Maintain policies and procedures to safeguard against key human rights issues, including discrimination, child labor, and forced labor
  • Provide safe working conditions, reasonable working hours, and just remuneration
  • Respect freedom of peaceful assembly and association
We encourage anyone with concerns about potential violations of the law of our COBC to make a report through our Ethics Helpline, which allows for anonymous reports.