Social Responsibility

CGG is currently operating in more than 30 countries, spanning all of the world’s natural resource basins. The Group wants to play an active role in the long-term development of its employees, as well as the people and communities living close to its permanent centers and seismic acquisition projects. Our ongoing stakeholder dialogue is part of this endeavor and so are our sponsoring commitments worldwide.

Respecting International Labor Standards

Every year CGG's Chief Executive Officer reaffirms the commitment to respecting the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

CGG is committed to respect all laws and regulations and to ensure the Health, Safety and Security of our employees and subcontracted employees. The Group regularly audits its processing centers and acquisition projects to ensure CGG labor standards are properly enforced. Whistleblowing procedures and grievances management are in place to ensure alerts are properly raised and managed.

Promoting Local Content

Local content efforts are an ongoing priority through training programs and partnerships with local universities. To this end, every year CGG signs a number of cooperation agreements with a number of universities worldwide providing for the granting of HampsonRussell reservoir characterization software or Geovation seismic data processing software licenses for academic purposes. 

Developing and Maintaining Harmonious Community Relations​

Community relations are usually managed by our clients as they engage with local communities over a much longer period of time than we do. However, CGG behaves as a responsible partner to implement the client’s approach in the field. Clients frequently expect us to participate in the community relations management plans they have already initiated. At the same time, on all our multi-client acquisition seismic surveys, CGG takes sole responsibility for managing the community relations process. High-risk projects with frequent interactions with local communities are closely managed. Identifying our stakeholders and engaging with them early on to find ways of responsibly sharing the ocean or land use is critical to the conduct of safe and efficient surveys. 

SD Meeting Thailand
Meeting with local villagers in Thailand, as part of the CGG Community Relations Management Plan
To learn more about Community Relations in Thailand, read our related case study.

Responsible Procurement

CGG is committed to managing subcontractors in its area of prevailing influence to ensure their compliance with Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility Group policies and standards. The Corporate Purchasing department has developed methods and tools to support this commitment. Among them is the Supplier Code of Conduct which describes the minimum social and environmental standards expected from suppliers. Compliance with these rules is monitored during HSE-OMS audits, as the scope of these audits also covers subcontractors under CGG's prevailing influence.

Sponsoring Local Communities Projects

The Group supports and contributes to community actions to advance education/training (with a special focus on promoting Earth Sciences), community service, environmental protection, health and safety. A network of sustainable development correspondents ensures the monitoring, promotion, and reporting on local projects in coordination with the Group social responsibility manager. Some countries even have their own Sustainability Committee formed by volunteers who suggest and monitor local initiatives. All initiatives sponsored by CGG involve at least one of its employees.

Sustainability - CRMP Brazil


Learn how we implement a fishing communities compensation plan in Pernambuco, Brazil!
Sustainability - Angola University


Gain knowledge on our approach to the challenge of building Angola’s geoscience capacity!
Sustainability - Crawley STEMNET Partnership


Our staff members inspire young people in the UK to study and pursue careers in STEM subjects.
Investors - Socially Responsible Investing

Socially Responsible Investing

CGG is committed to Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility through a balanced approach to economic development, social progress and responsible environmental management.

Sustainability - Ethics


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

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.

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Our Health, Safety, Security, Environment and Social Responsibility commitments.