Care for the environment is part of the CGG way of conducting business. CGG’s environmental policy establishes a mandate to prevent or reduce the company’s footprint and to continually improve its environmental performance.

CGG’s Care+Protect program entails two overarching environmental objectives:

  • Implement methods to prevent, reduce or mitigate our footprint
  • Lead industry efforts to further investigate and, where necessary, mitigate the effect of our operations on marine life

Footprint minimization

Sercel applies a systematic ecodesign approach to the development of geophysical equipment. The environmental objective of a product, its impact in the field, its composition and specifications are all defined at the product development charter stage, which in turn allows for high product recyclability. Sercel’s innovations have consistently brought environmental benefits down the exploration chain.

Our geoscience activities resemble a typical office environment, with our highest potential action in terms of footprint minimization focused on reduced electricity consumption at the data centers we operate. Innovative solutions such as evaporative cooling and oil cooling are therefore deployed in our major data centers, decreasing greenhouse gas emissions.

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Managing the potential impact of sound on marine life

The increasing industrialization of the oceans raises questions about the potential human impact on marine life. Sercel has developed QuietSea, an automated Passive Acoustic Monitoring (PAM) system seamlessly integrated into the seismic spread. QuietSea delivers superior marine mammal detection and localization performance around the globe.

As a member of the IAGC, CGG also supports the Joint Industry Program which has invested more than 40 Million USD since 2006 in research to address scientific knowledge gaps relating to the impact of sound on marine life.

Sustainability - Marine Seismic Equipment Ecodesign Sentinel


Discover how we increase marine seismic acquisition productivity while minimizing environmental footprint.

Sustainability - Cooling With Oil


Learn how CGG significantly increased its computing capacity while achieving a world-class Power Usage Effectiveness (PUE).
Sustainability - Footprint Norway Data Management


Check out how CGG streamlines Norwegian seismic, well, and production data.
Sustainability - Health Safety and Security

Health, Safety and Security

CGG is committed to preventing injuries, and delivering products and services that meet or exceed expectations.

Sustainability - Social Responsibility

Social Responsibility

CGG contributes to the economic and social development of the communities in which we have the privilege to operate.
Sustainability - Ethics


The CGG Group is built on a foundation of values and ethics.

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