Case study: An ABC Ethical Campaign

As a matter of routine, all Petrofac employees are expected to read our Code of Conduct and complete a related e-learning course, whilst all line-managers are required to confirm that they have complied with its commitments.

In Malaysia, the governance team wanted to take things a step further. They were keen to emphasise that ethical behaviour is everyone’s everyday responsibility. As a result, they decided to put together an Anti-Bribery and Corruption (ABC) campaign to raise awareness of the subject, and encourage employees to think more deeply about its implications.

People from across the business were invited to volunteer as Governance and Compliance (G&C) Partners and act as ethical ambassadors. A full programme of activity was developed – including an educational video, posters, walkabouts, training, and online surveys.

Soon, the campaign materials were being used in team meetings to stimulate meaningful discussions. The campaign also coincided with a new drilling campaign, through which team members would have additional dealings with outside suppliers and contractors as well as clients, where the highest standards of ethical behaviour would be required.

Engagement levels were very high, and the highly visible publicity materials sent a strong message to visitors as well as employees. Several external stakeholders also commented on the attitude and integrity of the Petrofac team. The campaign won the Ethical category in the Petrofac EVE Awards – an annual event which celebrates the Petrofac values.