Driving is ranked by the World Health Organization as the 9th highest cause of death worldwide. With increased motorization and assuming no changes in behavior, this figure is expected to rise, ranking driving among the top 3 causes of mortality.
Driving is the main cause of death within our industry, and at Schlumberger we drive more than 150 million miles each year on every terrain and in every condition imaginable. In 2000, we implemented a comprehensive driving management system designed to consolidate, leverage, and augment the best practices of our various segments to eliminate accidents through training, communication, in-depth accident reviews, and the use of driving simulators and in-vehicle monitors.
Every one of our employees, field to office, is required to take regular driving training. We've also begun sharing our training and expertise with our customers and community members.
In 2005, the Oil and Gas Producers Association (OGP) adopted our driving standard as the foundation for their recommended land transportation practices for the industry.