Local Communities

Local Communities

Engaging with the communities where we operate is a critical element of our Guiding Principles of Global Citizenship and Collaboration. By dedicating our time and talent to volunteerism and supporting charitable organizations, we enhance the economic and social well-being of our communities. Our community engagement creates sustained value for the Company and all our stakeholders by focusing on four critical areas: Education, Environment, Health and Safety, and Social Services. 


given by employees during the 2020 Giving Choices campaign to non-profit organizations located across the globe


In donations of cash and of in-kind goods and services in 2020


Given by the Halliburton Charitable Foundation

Halliburton Volunteers

Halliburton employees help others, and the Company supports employee volunteer efforts around the world. To maximize our impact, we utilize volunteer teams under our Energy to Help™ program in the regions where Halliburton operates. These teams continually assess the needs of their respective communities, and our employees volunteer thousands of hours to a wide variety of organizations. 

Education: Halliburton, in collaboration with the Exploring program, an affiliate of the Boy Scouts of America (BSA), sponsored by the Sam Houston Area Council, BSA, of southeast Texas, hosted a career introduction program with MacArthur High School in Houston’s Aldine Independent School District from August 2019 to March 2020. Through this program, Halliburton brought different subject matter experts to MacArthur High School to introduce various jobs and educational paths to the students.

Environment: Halliburton employees in Latin America volunteered in waste collection and environmental awareness campaigns that involved cleaning local beaches, including at Praia dos Cavaleiros in Macaé, Brazil, and at Playa del Carmen in Mexico. These efforts resulted in the cleanup and collection of more than 50 kilograms (110 pounds) of waste. 

Health and Safety: Each year, Halliburton employees volunteer their time to help raise awareness and raise funds for disease research. In January, the Halliburton Charitable Foundation hosted the 2020 Halliburton Charity Color Run and Walk in Houston to raise funds for MD Anderson Cancer Center, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and Camp Hope.

During October, our employees also participated in our “Halliburton Goes Pink” campaign as part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. 

In early 2020, the Halliburton Completion Tools global leadership and regional management teams participated in the Helping Hands/Build-a-Hand Project, a charitable program that financially supports the production of prosthetic hands that are donated around the world. The Helping Hands program also continually helps to enhance awareness of our hand and finger safety campaigns. 

Serving Our Communities: Halliburton employees helped combat food insecurity by volunteering to distribute meals for the Houston Food Bank. Houston-area employees participated in the 2020 Juice Box Challenge to support Kids’ Meals Inc.’s Summer Meal Program, which delivers meals to children living in food-insecure homes. Employees donated over 19,000 juice boxes and volunteered to help with the Kids’ Meals food distribution.

Houston-area employees also supported the ”Be an Angel” program, which helps children with a variety of special needs, by volunteering to unload and sort more than 5,000 donated Christmas gifts for local children. 

In the aftermath of Hurricane Laura in late August, Halliburton employees in Louisiana organized a collection of items donated by employees and food purchased by Halliburton for a community meal and supply disbursement in Lake Charles, Louisiana.

Employees of Halliburton Drill Bits & Services (HDBS) volunteered their time to support the work of the “Henry’s Home” Horse and Human Sanctuary, a non-profit group in Conroe, Texas, that provides a sanctuary for donated and rescued horses. Henry’s Home also welcomes veterans and first responders to help cope with issues such as post-traumatic stress disorder through its Horses & Heroes Equine Therapy Program. In their first project for this organization, HDBS employees helped build new covered feeding stalls to accommodate 30 horses. 

Members of Halliburton ERGs in Mexico, including Women Sharing Excellence and iMPACT, collected items to donate to local shelters after severe floods in the Villahermosa, Tabasco and Chiapas regions.

In Asia, Halliburton members of Women Sharing Excellence–Singapore collected donations from Halliburton employees to assemble ration packs for local families in need. 

Our Community Relationships Sustainability Commitment:​

  • Enhance the social value of communities in which we live and work through effective engagement and social investment.

Charitable Foundations

In addition to employee volunteerism and corporate donations, Halliburton provides support to our local communities through two non-profit foundations:

Halliburton Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit corporation that provides financial support to qualified educational and charitable organizations  in the U.S. through direct grants and employee matching gifts. In 2020, Halliburton Foundation’s charitable giving was over USD 2.3 million. 

We provide annual funding for educational initiatives at all levels through grants for STEM programs at elementary and secondary institutions, and for business programs at U.S. colleges and universities. Our Educational Advisory Board reviews grant requests and serves to ensure that our donations are invested in programs that align with our Company’s strategic business objectives. We support programs that effectively develop key skills for the future workforce, particularly underrepresented minorities, and encourage more students to enter targeted STEM and business programs to pursue specific fields of study and careers. 

Halliburton Charitable Foundation provides grants to U.S.-based non-profit organizations, primarily in the Texas communities where we have a significant presence. In 2020, Halliburton Charitable Foundation’s charitable giving was nearly USD 500,000.

Among the organizations we supported in 2020 were Kids’ Meals Inc. in Houston, which provides meals to children living in food-insecure homes, to help this organization meet increased demand resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. We also supported food banks and child advocacy programs in San Antonio, Texas, and in other communities. 

Halliburton Charitable Foundation also provided support to Medical Bridges, a Houston-based non-profit organization that provides lifesaving medical equipment to impoverished communities around the globe. Medical Bridges also distributed 50,000 masks and other personal protective equipment (PPE) to 80 locations in 35 counties in Texas in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Halliburton is a corporate supporter of the Houston Zoo, helping to provide community education, fun family activities, guest animal encounters and new exhibit construction. Our relationship not only supports the local Houston community, but also enables collaboration with nearly 50 conservation organizations in 27 countries, protecting some of the world’s most threatened species from extinction.

Educational and Community Engagement

Halliburton is a member of the Greater Houston Partnership, an organization of community-minded business leaders. Additionally, the Company is a member of the Corporate Community Relations Council (CCRC) of Greater Houston, which comprises member companies from a broad range of industries. The CCRC provides opportunities to member community relations professionals for networking, gaining professional development, accessing resources and sharing best practices.

As part of our commitment to the positive growth of the Houston community, Halliburton sponsored certificate programs that enable young people to qualify for skilled jobs in our manufacturing facilities in Houston. We also collaborated with a local non-profit community development organization, BakerRipley, that strives to connect low-income families and individuals to opportunity so they can achieve the life they have imagined. This organization brought students from area schools to participate in our Halliburton certificate programs.

Halliburton is one of the leading supporters of STEM education for women and underrepresented students. In 2020, we worked with more than 29 schools, and have impacted nearly 65,000 students across all our programs and engagements. 

One of these programs is the Little Shop of Physics at Colorado State University, a science education outreach program that provides underrepresented minority students with opportunities to improve their test-taking skills and to explore STEM-focused career paths. 

We have also worked with U.S. colleges and universities to introduce women to STEM majors, with the mission of empowering women to feel included in STEM programs at a collegiate level and to then pursue a career in a STEM-related field. 

We have seen significant success rates in recruiting women to science and/or engineering programs at schools that include the Colorado School of Mines and the University of Oklahoma. These educational arrangements also raise awareness of future career opportunities in the energy services industry, including careers at Halliburton.


The Landmark University Grants Program provides students with the ability to interpret multidisciplinary datasets within industry-leading software. Each software grant is tailored to each institution, based on their research activities and teaching requirements. Landmark offers software licenses that are conveniently grouped into bundles, based on discipline, with bundles ranging from geosciences to economics.

Corporate Giving

Halliburton corporate and our individual business units provide financial support to our local communities through cash donations and in-kind goods and services. Halliburton provides support to our local communities through cash donations and in-kind goods and services, which, in 2020, was approximately USD 2.53 billion.

Education: Halliburton Landmark sponsors a University Grants Program that offers Landmark software licenses free of charge to academic institutions to be used for learning, teaching and research. The software grants are evergreen with three-year renewable terms, and come with software maintenance, training and technical support. Currently, over 200 academic institutions worldwide benefit from this program.

Halliburton also donated more than 1,000 retired laptops and smartphones to schools and non-profit organizations globally, including in Houston, and in the countries of India and Nigeria.

Environment: Halliburton was a sponsor of the 2020 Hess Houston Corporate Run 5K, which benefited the Memorial Park Conservancy.

Health and Safety: The Halliburton Technology Center in Pune, India, teamed with Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital and Research Center in 2015 to provide health care to children in need. Through this relationship, Halliburton pays 60 percent of the medical costs for care, including for cancer surgeries, and for epilepsy and cardiac conditions. In 2020, Halliburton donated over USD 33,000 for the treatment of 27 children.  

Social Services: Halliburton is a corporate supporter of Spindletop Charities, a non-profit organization in Houston that provides funding and volunteer hours for programs and educational initiatives that directly serve at-risk youth.

Giving Choices

Each year, Halliburton employees around the world pledge money to their charities of choice through our annual workplace giving program, Giving Choices. Halliburton provides a 10 percent matching gift. During our 2020 Giving Choices campaign, employees donated over USD 800,000 to non-profit organizations across the globe.