Health, Safety, Environment, and Security

Responsible corporate citizen

Baker Hughes is a responsible corporate citizen committed to the protection of people, the environment and company resources while supplying products and services in a sustainable manner. This commitment adds value to employees, customers, shareholders and communities.

Our HSE and Security Policy Statement has the commitment of our executive management team and, is signed by our President and Chief Executive Officer. We communicate and promote this policy to all employees in all our work locations.

Our HSE professionals partner with managers across all departments and every business segment to develop specific programs tailored to meet local needs aligned with corporate goals. This strategy enables HSE integration with the business, regardless of the product, service, project, or location through:

  • measurable goals promoting continual improvement toward zero incidents and the prevention of pollution
  • line management accountability for HSE matters and the individual contribution of all employees
  • recognition by all employees that, as a condition of employment, and contractors as a condition of working with us, safety and environmental protection are first and foremost, and they are responsible for their safety and the safety of those around them.

We minimize our environmental footprint, which includes conserving resources, such as energy and water, reducing waste and spills and increasing recycling.

We promote a culture where Stop Work Authority is exercised freely and is valued as a proactive process to control HSE risks and impacts. We integrate HSE and social considerations into our business decisions, plans, and operations and ensure the security of our employees and operations in our increasingly complex business.

HSE in the Regions

US Land HSE Gulf of Mexico HSE Asia Pacific HSE
Latin America HSE Africa HSE Russia Caspian HSE
Europe HSE Middle East HSE  



Facilitated Learning

Facilitated Learning to Better Understand Why HSE Incidents Occur (and Recur)…so we can prevent them.


Management System

The HSE management system has been in place and evolving since 2002 and now describes mature processes that drive continual improvement and help to maintain legal compliance.


HSE Performance

Baker Hughes has continued to significantly reduce its enterprise-wide Total Recordable Incident Rate and vehicle accident rates.


Recognition and Awards

Customers are enthusiastic about Baker Hughes' emphasis on safe work practices.


Protecting the Environment

Our commitment to protecting the environment begins with our HSE&S Policy Statement.


Audit Program

Audits enable us to identify risk, determine the degree of implementation and effectiveness of the HSE Management System, and verify compliance with applicable regulations.


HSE Culture

Baker Hughes HSE programs are simple, engaging, and systematic, driving us toward a more mature, interdependent culture that ensures greater efficiency.


Health Safety and Environmental Videos

View these engaging HSE videos; The Perfect HSE Day, Upstream Process Safety, and Management of Change (MOC) which address key HSE issues for Baker Hughes and the industry.

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