Health, Safety And Environment
The safety of our employees and the protection of our environment is a cornerstone, and we are committed to providing a safe, incident-free work environment at all of our locations. Managers and leaders of our businesses have developed the Patterson-UTI Health, Safety and Environment management systems to document the policies, standards, and procedures by which we conduct our business to achieve these objectives.
Consistent with our core values around personal and environmental safety, and in support of our overall HSE policies, we are committed to the LiveSafe™ program across all of our businesses. It takes everyone at the jobsite working together to achieve our goal of being an incident-free work environment and ensuring everyone makes it home safe each day. The LiveSafe™ program provides a shared commitment across all of our facilities and locations – helping us work safely together and looking out for each other as well as those around us.
For more information, see our HSE Policy Statement.
The Patterson-UTI health and wellness program provides for extensive preventative care and is designed to improve our employees' fitness for work, personal safety on the job, and overall well-being. We believe this program is one of the most comprehensive benefit packages offered in the energy services industry for employees and their families.
Our goal is to provide an incident-free work environment. Our managers and supervisors are accountable for the safety of our people and are committed to ensuring that they have safe working equipment, required personal protection and training for their tasks. Our employees are trained to be responsible for the safety of their own actions in order to protect themselves, their team members and others. The safety of our employees and others is our highest priority. We empower each person in our workforce with the right to call a “stop” whenever they feel the need. We believe there is no job worth performing if it can’t be performed safely.
We are committed to a clean and healthy environment with long-term sustainability. It is our goal to minimize our environmental impact in the communities in which we work and live, while providing services for our customers in a safe and responsible manner.
Patterson-UTI HSE management systems are designed to document the policies, standards and procedures by which we conduct our business in order to achieve these objectives.
Effective Leadership and Mentorship
Learning is a core focus. Our training programs, both classroom and on-the-job, give our people a clear path for success right from the start. We coach and we mentor. Continuous learning is our way of life.
Stop Work Authority
At any point, our employees are empowered to call a "Timeout for Safety" if they identify a hazard or any at-risk behavior. Safety meetings and "Energy Circle" briefings are also tools we use to identify risks.
The Patterson-UTI HSE management systems are designed to document the policies, standards and procedures by which we conduct our business in order to achieve these objectives.
Ongoing comprehensive training and incentives
Our goal is to provide an incident-free work environment. Our managers and supervisors are accountable for the safety of our people and are committed to ensuring that they have safe working equipment, required personal protection and training for their tasks.
Focus on teamwork
We're committed to an incident-free workplace. It takes everyone at the jobsite working together as a team to establish safe work practices and achieve this goal.
At Patterson-UTI, we are committed to fostering a work environment where all people feel valued and respected. We are proud of our workforce, where all employees can contribute to the success of the Company, drawing upon their unique backgrounds, perspectives and life experiences. In return, the Company embraces its diversity of people, thoughts and talents, and combines these strengths to pursue extraordinary results for the Company, its employees, and its shareholders.
Patterson-UTI understands that in today's dynamic marketplace, a diverse workforce is imperative in order to remain competitive and to meet our customers' ever-changing needs and expectations. We are steadfast in our pledge to recruit, hire and promote individuals who best meet the qualifications of our jobs, without regard to age, race, national origin, color, sex, religion, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other category protected by law. We are committed to the recruitment and retention of candidates from all different backgrounds and ethnicities, including current and former members of the United States military.
We prohibit discrimination and harassment of any type and afford equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants, without regard to age, race, sex, color, religion, national origin, disability, marital status, covered veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other characteristic protected under state, federal or local law. We are also committed to providing a work environment free from any form of retaliation.
All of our employees are expected to make a positive contribution to our work environment and to work respectfully and collaboratively when interacting with co-workers, vendors, customers, or other third parties with whom they may come into contact on our behalf.
All of our leaders are expected to support our diverse culture by encouraging all employees to work respectfully with their team members, to adhere to our policies regarding equal employment opportunities, and to promptly address any concerns regarding disrespectful behavior in the workplace.
By working together, we carry forward our shared commitment to an environment where all employees feel valued, which leads to better service for our customers, and ultimately makes us a stronger company. This is our way of life.
Upholding honesty and integrity at every level is critical to our success. We each have a responsibility to act professionally, understand the Company code of Business Conduct and Ethics, policies and applicable laws, promptly report concerns and share the Company’s commitment of mutual respect by demonstrating courtesy and civility.
Patterson-UTI's code of Business Conduct and Ethics outlines the standards and principles that all employees, officers and directors must follow when working with co-workers, vendors, customers or other third parties. The policy addresses conflicts of interest, confidentiality, fair dealing with others, proper use of company assets, compliance with laws, insider trading, keeping of books and records, zero tolerance for discrimination and harassment in the work environment, use of company computers and communications equipment and reporting of violations. Our dedicated Global Anticorruption Policy prohibits all forms of bribery, addresses training and provides the requirements for careful due diligence of potential partners and intermediaries.
Patterson-UTI does not tolerate any retaliation against an employee who in good faith asks questions, makes a report of actions that may be inconsistent with our code of Business Conduct and Ethics, policies or laws or regulations or who assists in an investigation of suspected wrongdoing.
Patterson-UTI respects and values human rights. As detailed in our Human Rights Policy, we aim to treat all human beings with honesty, fairness and dignity in all aspects of doing business.
Our Vendor Guidelines set forth our expectations of our suppliers and vendors with regard to human rights, health and safety, environmental management, ethics and other areas.