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Our Global Workforce

We employ approximately 4,400 people in over 50 countries providing technology to enhance our customer’s production in major oil-producing regions around the world. The company is organized into three business segment which are Reservoir Description and Production Enhancement and have presence globally, which are summarized into the regions below: South America, North America, Europe/Africa/Middle East, and other regions.


Workforce by Job Type and Region


Workplace Diversity and Equal Opportunity

Core Lab’s talented workforce is as diverse as our business presence. We respect diversity and strive to ensure an equal employment opportunity environment and an environment free of harassment and discrimination. Our commitment to diversity promotes and fosters attracting and maintaining a highly diverse and talented workforce.

We are committed to attracting and retaining a talented workforce without regard to race, ethnicity, color, national origin, religion, creed, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, or ancestry, and also without regard to disability, age, political affiliation, or any other legally protected status.


Core's Employee Training and Development Commitment

We have an established Performance Management Program that enables employees and their supervisors to discuss at least annually performance goals and to agree upon development priorities. In addition to setting performance goals with measurements, we discuss interpersonal characteristics and behaviors which are part of the performance measurement criteria.

We deliver technical and nontechnical training throughout our operations. Examples include but are not limited to health, safety, and environmental, legal/ethics, and management/leadership skills.

We believe making the development of our workforce a priority is part of securing our sustainability as a successful company. The New Leader Program introduces supervisors, field and team leads to the areas of management and leadership, which drive acquiring a solid foundation to manage and lead a workforce. We offer in-house courses which emphasize effective leadership skills in today’s challenging business environment. Our Leadership Development Program is sponsored by senior executives and supported by all leaders within the Company.

We are also committed to empowering our employees to continue their educational development in order to grow their career potential. The Company's Educational Assistance Program supports this commitment by reimbursing a portion of employees' tuition costs.


Total Reward Approach

We use a "total reward" approach aligned to our business strategy and priorities. We offer competitive compensation and benefit programs in each country where we operate. Our goal is to ensure our local leaders have the tools for attracting, motivating and retaining a talented workforce that can achieve business results. The basic foundation of our total reward model is hinged on our three financial tenets, which have consistently driven our business results throughout our Company’s history.

Our benefits programs are country-specific enabling our compensation programs to be designed to deliver competitive base salaries and variable pay.


Core's Labor Relations and Management Expectations

Core Lab is located and does business in various environments and diverse cultures. Wherever Core Lab operates, certain principles consistently apply to the Company's relationships with its employees and its expectations of conduct in the workplace. Core Lab's Code of Ethics and Corporate Responsibility provides a worldwide framework for responsible operations and is consistent with the spirit and intent of the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work of the 1998 International Labour Organization (ILO) Declaration. The ILO Declaration sets an obligation on Member States to promote and realize the following principles:

  • Freedom of Association and effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Elimination of all forms of forced or compulsory labor
  • Effective abolition of child labor
  • Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

As of December 31, 2016, less than 10% of our workforce had elected to be represented under collective bargaining agreements or similar-type labor arrangements, the majority of which are outside the US.


Freedom of Association and Right To Collective Bargaining

Core Lab recognizes and respects its employees' right to join associations and choose representative organizations for the purpose of engaging in collective bargaining in a manner consistent with applicable laws, rules and regulations as well as local customs as appropriate.


Elimination of Forced or Compulsory Labor

Core Lab does not utilize forced or compulsory labor. Core Lab recruits its employees and provides working conditions, including payment of wages and benefits that comply with applicable laws and regulations.


Abolition of Child Labor

Throughout Core Lab's worldwide operations, we forbid the use of children in our workforce. All Core Lab employees are at or above the legal employment age in the country of their employment.


Core Lab Prohibits Workplace Discrimination and Harassment:

At Core Laboratories, each and every employee, supervisor, manager and executive is responsible for preventing harassment by:

  • Treating others with courtesy and respect in all work relationships
  • Eliminating harassing conduct, including unwanted touching, or comments or behavior that are sexual, sexist, racially or religiously based, or otherwise discriminatory
  • Reporting harassment to the Human Resources Manager, the Corporate Compliance Officer or the Law Department so that each concern is investigated promptly and resolved appropriately

Core Laboratories will act positively to investigate alleged harassment claims and to effectively remedy them when an allegation is determined to be valid.

Core Lab’s Code of Ethics and Corporate Responsibility include an Equal Employment Opportunity Policy which states, in part:

It is the policy of Core Lab to provide equal employment opportunity in conformance with all applicable laws and regulations to individuals who are qualified to perform job requirements.