Beginning our journey, we set out to create a shared culture that is a competitive advantage, based on the best of both companies. Employees around the world played an active role in shaping our new identity—one that is committed to doing the right thing always, treats all members with fairness and respect, values diversity of culture and capabilities, and will sustain us into the future. Our culture is the foundation of everything we do and how we do it.
DOING THE RIGHT THING, ALWAYS
We have established the framework for our sustainable future, applying high standards of environmental, social and governance principles in our business. Our efforts motivate our employees, support community growth and development, minimize risk, reduce cost and increase shareholder value.
Heath, Safety and Environment (HSE) is ingrained in our DNA. It is part of everything we make and everything we do, and our employees are empowered to own exceptional HSE performance every day. This focus drives us to collaborate with industry partners toward a more sustainable energy future, and to manage and use our resources more efficiently to make every day better for the environment and the people we touch.
* Perfect HSE Day, coined by Baker Hughes, is a day with no incidents, no vehicle accidents and no harm to the environment.
We relentlessly adhere to the high ethical standards that our stakeholders expect of us, and—more importantly—that we expect of ourselves. Employees are expected to follow “The Spirit & The Letter” of our Code of Conduct, which establishes the ongoing duty of directors, officers, employees and business partners to conduct business legally and ethically. We are also fostering a culture of complete compliance through sound governance, effective policies and guidelines, and open channels of reporting.
We ensure that the products, services, processes and technologies we create and deliver are of the highest quality in compliance with customer, statutory, regulatory, internal and industry requirements. We continually review how we work to improve our performance and quality. At BHGE, every employee is responsible for quality and is empowered to stop quality defects at the source.
We aim to create a workplace atmosphere that is inclusive and without bias, where all employees are visible, engaged, developed and able to bring their whole authentic selves to work. To support this ambition we focus on seeking diversity, driving inclusion and holding our senior leaders, managers and employee networks accountable.
We drive sustainable benefits in communities where we do business through stakeholder engagement; employee community service; investments in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) education; and charitable contributions.