This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Seadrill has taken and continues to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
INTRODUCTION FROM THE CEO
Seadrill carries out its operations in accordance with internationally recognised human rights standards and supports the UN’s Declaration of Human Rights and its work to end forced labour, discrimination and child labour. Seadrill is committed to continuing to improve our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Seadrill is a leading offshore drilling contractor employing highly skilled employees across the globe. We are organized into a Western and Eastern hemisphere operating structure, enabling us to provide a specialist, coordinated and cohesive service. Our Western Hemisphere is made up of North, South and Central America, and is managed from Houston. Our Eastern Hemisphere is made up of Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific, and is managed from Dubai. Our corporate management office is located in London.
Seadrill is one of the largest offshore drilling contractors in the world and our aim is to unlock oil and gas for the benefit of our customers in the safest most efficient way. Our versatile fleet of drillships, jack-ups, semi-submersibles and tender rigs operate in shallow to ultra-deepwater areas in both harsh and benign environments.
Our fleet is one of the youngest, most modern of all the major offshore drilling contractors. We are recognized for providing the highest quality operations, in some of the most challenging sectors of offshore drilling.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains include logistics, equipment and services for our rigs and associated services required to maintain our business.
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
We publicise our commitment to human rights and to ending forced labour in our Code of Conduct and our employees undertake mandatory on-line training on these principles.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We conduct due diligence on our suppliers and are always working towards further strengthening our compliance programme in the area of slavery and human trafficking.
Separately, as part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we operate a reporting channel (“Integrity Channel”), run by an independent third party through which any matters of ethical concern can be raised, including those that relate to slavery or human trafficking within our business. If preferred, reports can be submitted to the channel anonymously. We also welcome reports being raised internally, whether direct to management, or with our HR, Legal or Compliance departments. Seadrill does not accept retaliation in respect of any reports raised in good faith.
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES
We require our suppliers to adhere to our values. We have included a section confirming our zero-tolerance attitude towards slavery and human trafficking in our Code of Conduct. We will only work with suppliers who commit to operating to the same standards as outlined in our Code. To reinforce this, we have introduced mandatory anti-slavery clauses into our supply chain contracts.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we intend to provide targeted training to our staff.
This statement constitutes Seadrill’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending December 2019.
Glen Ole Rødland
Chairman of the Board
Date: 26th May 2020