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At Nabors Industries, our commitment to social responsibility is central to our mission. We believe our success is tied to the well-being of our employees, their families, and our communities.


Human Capital and Technology

Our commitment encompasses all components affecting our employees whether related to our employees, contractors, customers, suppliers or, through a broader lens, our communities.

Human Rights and Labor Practices

Nabors Corporate Guidelines on Human Rights reflect our commitment to upholding the basic rights of everyone we engage with, avoiding any involvement in activities that might encourage human rights abuse. Our internal guidelines align with the principles outlined in the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights to Work. With our global presence, we are dedicated to upholding and enforcing these guidelines throughout our international operations, shaping our relationships with vendors, suppliers, subsidiaries, and other stakeholders. Our Human Rights Guidelines detail our expectations for our employees, joint venture partners, suppliers, vendors, and stakeholders worldwide.

Health and Safety

Nabors is committed to preventing work-related injuries by fostering safe and healthy working conditions on a global scale.  Safety is a core value in our corporate values because we believe all of our global operations can and must achieve our mission of zero incidents and zero injuries. Our core mission centers on attaining unmatched drilling proficiency, driven by our exceptional teamwork, flawless execution, outstanding personnel, and state-of-the-art technology. In line with our mission, we cultivate a safety-focused culture embodied by Mission Zero — our relentless pursuit of zero incidents. Our Journey to Excellence initiative is specifically designed to further this mission. It provides a holistic framework complete with step-by-step guidance and available resources, enabling our employees to come together and commit to achieving Mission Zero. Our safety performance metrics can be found here.

Occupational Health & Safety (OHS) Management System

Our system components are interrelated, enabling us to address health, safety, and environmental risks while simultaneously protecting our employees, the environment, and local communities. Our management system takes into account applicable environmental laws and regulations and industry standards. This proactive approach is our way of effectively managing risks and seizing opportunities. We aim for sustainability in all operations, including our supply chain and contractors. As a result,  our system applies to third-party vendors working in any capacity for our organization. (ISO 14001:2015).  For more details, please refer to Nabors Sustainability report 2023.

Training and Development

Recruiting the best is not enough, we also plan for the long-term success of employees to ensure a high-performing and high-reliability workforce. It is part of our DNA to help employees cultivate skills for increased proficiency, safety and overall performance. We do this through various educational methods and programs, including instructor-led training, computer-based training, microlearnings and on-the-job experiences.

Talent Management

Our talent management programs aim to reduce turnover and improve our bench strength. A thoughtful structure provides the framework for development through succession planning, career paths, high-value/high-potential identification and performance appraisals. We support and celebrate the rich diversity of personalities, backgrounds, ethnicities, national origins, sexual orientations, gender identities, and other identity characteristics protected by the law. This commitment is at the core of fostering an empowering environment where our employees can unleash their full potential and excel in their work. Nabors understands the importance of diversity in achieving its goals. We are dedicated to creating an inclusive workplace that welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds, ethnicities, and experiences. 

Click here to view our most recently filed U.S. Federal Employer Information Report EE0-1.

Spotlight on Community Partnerships

Colombia –  Community Relations (CR) Supervisor is a position created specifically to help with social responsibilities in local communities including hiring.  The CR Supervisor’s role focuses on encouraging and monitoring labor participation from communities including indigenous population and mapping of personnel from critical and strategic communities.


The heart of our global staff is evident in the many events in which we participate or sponsor in our communities. Many begin as labors of love and have continued over the years, exemplifying our commitment to our neighbors and the true desire to make a difference. You’ll find our staff organizing blood drives, planting trees and feeding the hungry. Globally, we promote recruiting partnerships with the indigenous communities in which we operate, focusing on hiring indigenous people.

Political Advocacy

A full statement on our stance on political advocacy and list of membership fees, contributions and other payments to the trade associations to which Nabors belongs can be found here.

Customer Relations

Recognizing communications must be a two-way street, we frequently seek feedback to ensure we are exceeding customers’ expectations. Our groundbreakers anticipate these needs to deliver differential solutions. It is how Nabors has maintained its status as the performance driller of choice.

Vendor and customer transactions have evolved far beyond merely exchanging money and goods. These purchases now bear the expectation of social impact. As other issues are important, including our sustainability priorities in the value proposition is critical.

Suppliers and Vendors

Any vendor engaged in providing products or services to Nabors is expected to act in accordance with the Vendor Guidelines, communicating and implementing the guidelines’ requirements throughout its organization and supply chain.

Nabors’ vendors are expected to implement due diligence procedures for their own suppliers, subcontractors, and other participants in their supply chains to ensure that there are no human rights violations, including but not limited to slavery, child labor, or human trafficking, in their supply chains. You can read more about Nabors Vendor Guidelines here. We are dedicated to compliance with laws governing fair competition in all activities. Nabors values diversity and economic inclusion as these elements are vital for our ability to grow and innovate.

Nabors reserves the right to carry out annual audits with suppliers, evaluating their performance in human rights, environment management, business ethics, and social responsibility, as outlined in our Vendor Guidelines and Supplier Assessment Process.

We ensure that all vendors, regardless of their size, geography, or workplace nationalities, have the same opportunities to compete for the supply of goods and services. Accordingly, all purchases and sales must be predicated strictly on considerations of efficiency, price, quality, service, and suitability. You can read more about Nabors’ supplier selection process here.