Corporate Citizenship

Core Lab cares about being a good neighbor today and into the future. We focus on building long-lasting relationships within local communities all over the world through contributions of resources and the involvement of our employees, particularly when we can leverage our technical capabilities to provide a higher-level outcome for those we are supporting. We are committed to improving the sustainability of our industry and communities by supporting programs aimed at strengthening education in science, technology, and business. It’s our way of giving back to the community which we feel is very important to improve career and social opportunities for young adults around the globe. Core Laboratories does not contribute or donate cash or any of its resources to any political parties or political candidates. Examples of support to community groups and organizations include the following:

Faces of Freedom Sporting Clays Tournament Freedom Service Dogs

Freedom Service Dogs raises and trains puppies to be highly specialized service dogs for returning veterans in need; helping them find a new level of independence when transitioning back into society.

Since 2013, Core Lab has led the effort to raise over $3 million. Core Lab’s monetary and fund-raising contributions and program commitment supported the training and placement of 5 service dogs with veterans thus far in 2021.

Each dog costs ~$35,000 to raise and train and are paired with carefully screened clients at no charge. Client-dog teams receive refresher training, annual recertification, and successor dogs when a service dog retires – all at no charge – as part of the Lifetime Support Program for all active teams.

The 2021 Faces of Freedom event in Midland on September 17th hosted 350 shooters and 50+ volunteers and raised $240K – 7 Freedom Service Dogs for veterans.

Houston WCC

The Greater Houston Women’s Chamber of Commerce is a nonprofit business organization dedicated to the advancement and empowerment of women through avenues of leadership, education, advocacy and mentoring.

Through our membership with the GHWCC, Core Lab participates in the organizations “Love What You Do” shadowing and mentoring program. This unique opportunity for female high school and college students to learn from leaders in business and experience a day in the real life of a working woman.

Pack the Pantry

According to the World Food Program, the anti-hunger agency of the United Nations, an estimated 270.5 million people could potentially face food insecurity or be at high risk in 2021. An alarming increase of 81% prior to the COVID-19 pandemic. The need for continuous support for this basic human right remains critical.

In July 2021, Core Lab launched its global food donation program, “Pack the Pantry”. Through this initiative employees from 11 locations around the world donated 1,500 pounds of food and raised $2,251.30 in monetary donations, averaging approximately 6,750 meals going to those in need.

In June 2020, Core Lab sponsored a Houston area food and monetary donation drive benefiting the Houston Food Bank. Through that effort, a total of 300 pounds of food and $1,500 USD was raised.

IPAA/PESA Energy Education Center IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy

IPAA/PESA Petroleum Academy Summer Externship Program is a joint effort between the Independent Petroleum Association of America (IPAA), Petroleum Equipment Suppliers Association (PESA) and E&P supporting companies. This externship program provides high school students who attend energy related magnet high schools in Houston and Fort Worth to participate in a two-week job shadowing opportunity where they receive hands-on education and insight into a career in the Oil & Gas Industry. It is an impactful program to support STEM education in a real world, year round setting culminating in the summer externship.

Core Laboratories has been acknowledged as a major supporter of the Petroleum Academy program since 2006 through board membership, student tours, guest speaker & financial support. Core Laboratories’ employees have welcomed the students since 2010 as members of the Core Laboratories family, worked with them to enhance their understanding of applied sciences & business process, and encouraged them to pursue higher education in engineering & geosciences & ultimately, careers in our industry.

Core Lab Joint Aid Management Core Lab Joint Aid Management

Joint Aid Management (JAM) is a South African based non-profit organization. The JAM mission is to provide food security, nutrition, water and sanitation to vulnerable communities in Africa in dignified and sustainable ways. They run a multitude of programs in Angola, Mozambique, Rwanda, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan and Uganda.

Jet-Net Logo Jet-Net

Jet-Net – Youth and Technology Network Netherlands - is a joint venture between Dutch companies and pre-college schools in the Netherlands. Jet-Net companies help schools enhance the appeal of their science curriculum by using a great variety of activities and also allow students to gain a better understanding of their future career prospects in industry and technology.

We actively participate in the initiative by giving guest lectures and supporting a Beta Market where students can get acquainted with technical professions.

We also allow students to work on their thesis on an energy related topic, which is part of their graduation criterion.

PTSD Foundation of America

The Mission of the PTSD Foundation of America is to bring hope and healing to Combat Veterans and their families suffering from the effects of combat-related Post Traumatic Stress. Through their rehabilitation facility, Camp Hope, they are dedicated to decreasing the suicide rate of combat Veterans suffering from PTSD by providing onsite housing for Veterans while they work through an intense, peer-to-peer, six-month recovery program.

In 2020, Core Lab joined the PTSD Foundation of America in supporting their Camp Hope facility, located in Houston, Texas, through a fundraising effort that raised nearly $3,000, exceeding Core Lab’s contribution goal.

SOS Children's Villages Logo SOS Children's Villages

SOS Children’s Villages International is a global federation working to protect and care for children who have lost parental care, or who stand at risk of losing it. They work with communities, partners, and states to ensure that the rights of children, in every society, are fulfilled.

Core Lab supports SOS Children’s Villages International to ensure those children most in need can have a brighter future and ultimately help their communities lift themselves out of poverty.

University of Houston Natural Sciences and Mathematics

Core Lab is committed to improving the sustainability of our industry and communities by supporting programs that are aimed at strengthening education in science, technology, and business. As part of this commitment, Core Lab has partnered with the University of Houston’s Natural Sciences and Mathematics department to help students learn how to identify and classify rocks in their petrography class, which has become a challenge during remote learning.

Young Women Energized Women's Energy Network Houston

"Young Women Energized", the award-winning program coordinated by the Women's Energy Network, offers female students in grades 9 through 12 with an interest in pursuing STEM related careers a jumpstart to college and career planning. The program focuses on inspiring and supporting career ambitions through events with keynote speakers and panel discussions on STEM Careers, college preparation techniques, and scholarship opportunities. The program has received many accolades, including being named the 2019 Best Outreach Program by World Oil.

On October 23, 2021, five Core Laboratories female leaders supported the program by participating in panel discussions about career planning in the areas of Science and Engineering. Students had the opportunity to hear first-hand from these women as they shared the influences that led to their interest in STEM and their experiences that continue to shape their career journeys.

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