Diversity & inclusion
Hunting is committed to creating a positive workplace environment where fostering equality of opportunity for all, through diversity, ensures that our employees have the opportunity to achieve their full potential, free from prejudice and discrimination.
Code of conduct
We have developed and implemented policies and employment practices that embed a Hunting-wide culture of inclusion that incorporates all aspects of our activity and business.
We behave with integrity, promoting a culture of honesty, transparency, and fairness. Many of our practices are enshrined in our Code of Conduct, which can be found by following the link below.
Hunting’s efforts to build an inclusive working culture helps us to drive diversity in attracting, developing, and retaining talent, particularly in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) disciplines.
Diversity considerations are also embedded in our senior management development and succession planning. Hunting launched its new Succession Planning process in 2019, which is reviewed annually. Subsequently, a variety of talent management programmes have been developed and implemented to grow and develop diverse talent for leadership and business-critical positions in the future.
To ensure that everyone feels valued and heard, we have developed and implemented varied initiatives
For example, our employee engagement survey, roundtable employee discussion forums, 24/7 “Speak Up” service, allows us to receive valuable and constructive feedback that will enable us to develop meaningful and appropriate actions, to ensure inclusion for all.
Both the Board of Directors and the Executive Committee regularly review reports containing a wide range of workforce performance data including diversity, health and safety, turnover and retention, and other data.
Health & safety
Across all of its global operations, the Group is committed to achieving and maintaining the highest standards of safety for its employees, customers, suppliers and the public. Hunting has a proven culture of aiming for best practice and employs rigorous health and safety practices throughout its operations. Health and safety policies include:
Regular audit & maintenance reviews of facilities
Appropriate training & education of all staff
Regular performance reporting to board
Mandatory health & safety briefings for any person visiting any of our facilities, all of which have been standardised across the Group
Seeking accreditation and aligning long-standing internal programmes with internationally recognised standards
Hunting’s Global Director of Quality Assurance, Health, Safety and Environment (“QAHSE”) reports directly to the Chief Executive and a report is considered by the Board at each meeting.
The Group’s target is to achieve zero recordable incidents and each local business is required to develop tailored policies to suit their environment. These incorporate the Group’s approach to putting safety first and, at a minimum, to comply with local regulatory requirements. Training is given to employees throughout the Group.
Our Quality Management System (QMS) is certified and accredited for the globally recognised ISO 45001 (Occupational Health and Safety Management) standard, and all of our facilities operate in compliance therewith.
Human rights & ethical employment
Hunting is committed to upholding the Human Rights of all our stakeholders including employees, local communities, customers and suppliers.
Our diverse workforce, and wide span of business operations, drives the Company’s approach which is based on support for human rights and dignity for all people. We guide ourselves in this respect by the United Nations Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR) and are strongly committed to upholding the Human Rights of all our stakeholders.
To that end, we respect the highest standards of all applicable local government labour, employment and human rights policies and laws, to ensure fair and ethical employment practices are followed.
We demonstrate our compliance through corporate regulations, including our Ethical Employment & Trading Policy, and Modern Slavery, Human Trafficking Transparency Statement.
This is further supported by our local employment practices, including our policies on Health and Safety and Diversity and Inclusion.
We are committed to
Creating a working environment in which all individuals are free from discrimination, harassment, or bullying. We are an accredited Real Living Wage Employer.
A reputation underpinned by
The principles of honesty, transparency, and fairness. Our Code of Conduct promotes these principles, and this extends to our approach to doing business the right way. Human Rights is covered in the Code of Conduct and every employee receives training on this.
A zero-tolerance stance
On child labour, slavery and trafficking within the organisation, and we expect the same from our business and trading partners.
It is Hunting’s policy that each business segment should be an active and supportive member of the communities in which it operates.
We strive to be good neighbours, not only in respect to our contribution and involvement to community focused activities and projects, but also in support of economic opportunity and environmental stewardship. The nature of our involvement is determined by regional custom and best practice.
Part of the Hunting culture is the engagement of both our own community and those extended communities in which we work around the world.
A summary of our participation in community initiatives is summarised and reviewed by the Ethics and Sustainability Committee on an annual basis.
We support and are involved in a range of charitable and community projects and events in the areas within which we operate. Hunting is also involved in multiple events which are sponsored by us but driven by employees.
Some of the highlights include:
Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Hunting has provided PPE, including safety masks, to both at-risk members & low-income families of various communities where we are operating.
The Hunting team in Batam (Indonesia) linked up with four local orphanages to donate food as well as computers. The team also helped the orphanages by setting up a mini hydroponic farm, providing the tools and know-how for the children to grow their own produce.
In Wuxi (China), we continue to contribute to a community blood donation drive, whilst also establishing an animal shelter for strays near the Hunting facility.
The Hunting team in Aberdeen and at the London PLC headquarters (United Kingdom), regularly organise themed events for Make a Wish, Save the Children and Crisis and/or Combat Stress initiatives. Also, as part of the World’s Biggest Coffee morning, we organise a bake sale (we bake treats and cakes (that will sell like hotcakes) for Macmillan Cancer Support.
Hunting also organises many company events for staff and their families, such as open days in the Asian facilities, as well as sporting, wellbeing and team building exercises across many locations.
All of Hunting’s Community initiatives are regularly reported in in the “Hunting review”.
At Hunting we understand that we are accountable to all our stakeholders, so we maintain an open line of communication, including our shareholders, about Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) matters.
We constantly evaluate ways to build and strengthen relationships and we proactively ask, and look, for feedback from our stakeholders and ESG rating agencies.
The constant and open dialogue reassures us that we are focused on the priorities that matter most to our stakeholders, and these are considered in our principal decision making, the way we operate our business and in the development of our strategy.
At Hunting we understand that we are accountable to all our stakeholders, so we are committed to disclosing non-financial information and report on the progress of our various Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) initiatives. We also review external assessment results, ESG rating agencies among other, to ensure proper disclosure.
In addition to appropriate disclosure, we proactively seek ways to build and strengthen relationships. We engage in two-way communication with and value feedback from all our stakeholders. The stakeholder feedback reassures us that we are focused on the priorities or helps us implementing new initiatives.
We will continue to fulfil our responsibilities to all stakeholders, both in terms of disclosures and various ways of communication.
At Hunting we will continue to consider the priorities that matter most to our stakeholders: in our decision making, the way we operate our business and in the development of our strategy.
We are committed to creating a positive workplace environment, ensuring the health and wellbeing of all our employees, and fostering a culture of equality of opportunity.
We do this by ensuring diversity and inclusion within the workforce, and developing our employees through learning opportunities, so that everyone can achieve their full potential. Hunting is also committed to building and maintaining good relationships with various recognised workplace groups, forums, committees, or representatives, based on mutual respect.
Employee engagement survey
Training & development opportunities
Communication via the Company’s internal newswire & Hunting Review magazine
Workplace groups, such as The Forum (employee forum) & The Environmental Committee
It is Hunting’s policy that only the highest quality products and services are provided to our customers, and our customers can expect our commitment to Quality to be demonstrated by continually improving our services.
The Hunting goal is “Total Customer Satisfaction”.
More information on how we deliver on our goal can be found in our Quality Policy.
Client meetings, whether ad-hoc or scheduled including, quarterly business reviews & customers auditing
We communicate frequently, effectively, and strategically with our investors.
We fulfil our accountability to our investors and shareholders by gearing our businesses towards generating positive long-term financial value. We focus our resources to providing a strong and long-term investment offer, leading to sustained returns, while creating a strong ESG proposition.
Investor relations publications, including Annual Report
Various financial & non-financial disclosures via our website
Capital market roadshows
General meetings of shareholders, including annual general meeting and Chairman & Senior Independent Director (SID) meetings
Investor roadshows & presentations
Meetings with investors & analysts
Our policy is to be an active and supportive member of the communities in which we operate; to be good neighbours and to build and maintain positive local relationships, and support a range of charitable and community projects and events in the areas within which we operate. We do this by two-way dialogues and enhancing disclosure.
Providing information through Annual Report, Hunting Review magazine & our website
Donations and sponsorship
Two-way community conversations
Participating in national and international initiatives (e.g., Macmillan Cancer Support)
Various social contribution activities (e.g., clean-up activities)
Business & trading partners
We are committed to fostering mutually beneficial partnerships.
We engage with our Partners based on our honesty, transparency, and fairness principles. We demand the highest ethical business standards from all our Business Partners. To promote responsible corporate behaviour across our business network, the Code of Conduct [LINK] is distributed to Hunting’s customers and (known) suppliers.
Communication through purchasing activities
Dedicated account managers to answer questions
“The way in which we deal with each other, and our external partners, not only defines the Hunting PLC brand across the globe, but develops standards which enable the Group to grow further” – Jim Johnson, Chief Executive Officer
Hunting is committed to operating in a business manner that is ethical, economical, and socially and environmentally responsible. Our commitment to how we conduct our business is underpinned by the principles of honesty, transparency, and fairness. Our Code of Conduct promotes our commitment and principles, and all our major partners are provided with this Code.
We are committed to upholding Human Rights and have made specific commitments in ensuring that the Human Rights of all of our stakeholders are respected.
These commitments are fully conveyed in our Code of Conduct, and articulated in our Ethical Employment and Trading Policy, and Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Transparency Statement. We have a zero-tolerance stance on child labour, slavery and trafficking within the organisation, and we expect the same from our business and trading partners.
We develop mutually responsible relationships to drive our strategy, and upholding and respecting Human Rights is one of our six core principles. Our six focus areas align with the material issues that we have identified and support our contribution to the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals (“SDGs”).
Our sustainability frameworks & standards
In view of increasing Environment, Social and Governance (ESG) requirements placed on businesses, we continue to evolve our sustainable business strategy, underpinning our ambition to create sustainable value and growth for all our stakeholders.
Our ambition is underpinned by sound governance, a strong corporate culture, and our sustainability framework, which brings together a number of ESG and non-financial reporting frameworks and standards, that ensures we can achieve our ambition. It also reduces risk to our operations and helps us make a positive social impact.
Within the context of increasing ESG governance, our six key areas of focus are:
Supporting and developing our people
Delivering innovative, high-quality & reliable products
Fostering mutually beneficial partnerships
Supporting communities around us
Our commitments help us to respond to the challenges and opportunities in our industry and wider society
We have made specific commitments in support of these focus areas, and these commitments help us to respond to the challenges and opportunities in our industry and wider society. These also support our contribution to the UN Sustainability Goals.
Our disclosures and ongoing reporting is informed by the guidance published by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and Sustainability Accounting Standards Board for Oil & Gas - Services (SASB). We align with the Taskforce on Climate-related Financial Disclosures (TCFD), and we annually submit our greenhouse gas data to the Carbon Disclosure Project.
Our Quality Management System, designed to meet, or exceed, the requirements of specific international standards, include those for environmental management (ISO 14001), energy management (ISO 50001), occupational health and safety management (ISO 45001) and quality management (ISO 9001).
Ethics & sustainability committee
Our Board-level Ethics and Sustainability Committee is led by our Chairman and is supported by the internal ESG steering group and Hunting Executive Committee, oversees progress against our commitments and how we are managing expectations of our stakeholders.