We use the Halliburton Management System (HMS) to facilitate our environmental management efforts. HMS identifies areas where we can reduce or mitigate our environmental impact. It also helps us manage environmental risks. Additionally, we conduct environmental evaluations during the due diligence phase of every potential M&A transaction. Work done at Halliburton — which includes our environmental management work — is guided by the policies, business practices, and procedures that are comprehensively detailed in HMS. Read more on the HMS page of the Halliburton website. Visit the Environment page of our website to learn about our chemical stewardship.


Emissions Reduction Progress

The Future of Energy

Environmental Management

Our environmental management sustainability commitments

  • Establish and achieve activity-based waste-reduction targets in our major facilities
  • Create water-use improvement plans in our major facilities located in water-stressed areas

Environmental facility certifications

The HMS complies with industry-standard certification programs — including International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 14001 and API RP 75 — as do all the processes and procedures it contains. Many of Halliburton's product lines and facilities are externally certified in accordance with ISO 14001 and business requirements. In 2023, 65 Halliburton facilities held ISO 14001 certifications.

Sustainability awareness training

In 2023, we launched a Company-wide Sustainability Awareness Training course. The course helps employees build foundational sustainability-related knowledge and educates them about Halliburton's guiding principles, commitments, and the initiatives we have undertaken in pursuit of our sustainability goals. The course has been completed by over 90% of our employees. A successful journey toward our goals includes educating employees about Halliburton's sustainability focus and progress.


For Halliburton, sustainability includes supporting our customers, employees, and communities. We recognize finding ways to reduce our impact on biodiversity plays a role in this work. Our efforts in this area include environmental evaluations to help reduce our impacts to our land; facility designs that meet regulatory requirements and are energy-and water-efficient; promotion of circularity in materials use; targeted water use and waste reduction programs; engagement with local communities to protect and restore sensitive habitats; and cultivation of a responsible supply chain in collaboration with suppliers.

Halliburton respects World Heritage sites and the protections afforded to them. We do not own or lease operational sites on or within 10 km of the locations on UNESCO's World Heritage List.

Water stewardship

Halliburton stewards water in ways that reduce and optimize our use of water resources. We work internally and collaborate with our customers on a global scale to reduce, reuse, and repurpose — or "3R" — fluid resources to the fullest possible extent.

Halliburton improves water quality, conserves water, and advances sustainable, cost-effective water management processes for ourselves and our customers where we are able. We report water-use data for Company-owned and Company-leased locations in the U.S., Canada, and most of Halliburton's global facilities.

Halliburton has established a water-use reduction toolkit that is available for use at our facilities, which was implemented in 2023 by our top water-consuming facilities in potentially water-stressed areas. We used our Water Calculator to establish a water balance for each of these locations. The calculator helps a facility identify and quantify water sources used at the site, on-location uses of water, and the site's wastewater discharges. From this activity, we noticed that higher volumes of water tend to be required for in-product uses, auxiliary processes, domestic use, and/or landscape irrigation. We then used the Water Reduction Plan Template to evaluate water-use reduction opportunities at our top locations. This template facilitates the identification and evaluation of water-use reduction strategies and helps establish site-specific reduction targets.

Water-use reduction strategies that have resulted from this process include, but are not limited to, improvements to leak awareness and identification; replacement or enhanced maintenance for older water-consuming appliances and fixtures; adoption of drought-friendly vegetation and xeriscaping; and implementation of systems that recycle and reclaim water. In 2023, we continued our engagement with sites in potentially water-stressed areas to facilitate improvements and monitor progress against location-specific reduction targets.

Waste management and reduction

Halliburton has developed a number of tools that support waste management and reduction efforts at our facilities. Our 2023 waste generation data include all manufacturing locations; all U.S. locations; and any non-U.S. locations with building footprints larger than two acres (8,092 m²) or that facilitate activities with potential to generate particularly high levels of waste.

The Waste Data App makes it possible to more accurately collect and report on waste generation and disposal data. On a quarterly basis, Halliburton facilities enter data into the app for each waste stream that is sent offsite for treatment, storage, disposal, or recycling. The Waste Stream Identification Template is a step-by-step guide that supports the identification and classification of different types of waste and provides guidance on the segregation, handling, and disposal methods associated with that waste. Another template,

Waste Segregation Posters, provides information on how to create easy-to-understand posters that guide facility personnel on proper waste segregation and storage. Halliburton has also developed a Waste Minimization Decision Guide to help facilities identify opportunities to prevent, reduce, reuse, and recycle waste from their highest-volume and highest-emissions waste streams.

In early 2023, Halliburton locations that generate large volumes of waste used one or more of these tools to identify waste reduction opportunities, set reduction targets, establish reduction plans, and monitor progress against targets.


Sustainability means serving our customers, employees, stakeholders, and communities in an environmentally, socially, and ethically responsible way.

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Good corporate governance builds trust with our shareholders, customers, and employees.

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Our goal is to educate and inspire the next generation of Halliburton talent – because our people are at the heart of everything we do. 

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