Our company’s success is dependent on our employees and the communities where  we live and work. Solaris promotes a culture of safety, innovation and diversity. We strive to provide a workplace where every person feels safe, valued as part of the team and enabled to succeed. We also believe in giving back to our communities at the local level and actively partner with the communities where we live and work.

Our Core Values

At Solaris, we aim to be first in service and innovation, and achieving this goal is only possible when every employee abides by our core values.  Our fundamental policy is to act with honesty and integrity. Our core values encourage employees to be entrepreneurial and safe, act as part of the team without ego, and take ownership of not just our tasks but also our mistakes, so that we can all learn and grow from them. Every employee receives a copy of our core values and is encouraged to refer to them often.

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Workplace Diversity

Diversity and Inclusion

Solaris believes that diversity of thought and backgrounds drives enhanced decision-making and execution for the business. We are proud of the diversity of our workforce and promote inclusion at all levels of our organization.

Minority Representation

We pride ourselves in our diverse team. In 2020, minorities represented 50% of our organization. From 2019 to 2020, we maintained our overall minority representation.

Minority Representation 2018 - 2020 

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Female Representation

In 2020, women represented approximately 38% of our organization. From 2019 to 2020, we increased our percentage of female workforce by more than one third, demonstrating its importance to us. 

Veterans

We are proud that 11% of our workforce consists of veterans of the United States Armed Forces.

Female Representation 2018 - 2020

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Employee Engagement

Employee Recognition Programs

We aim to build an inclusive and supportive culture where our people feel supported and incentivized to achieve our goals and strategies. As an example, we have implemented a new metric and award redemption program, Solaris Operational Achievement Recognition Program (S.O.A.R), to identify our top performers who represent the First in Service & Innovation culture that Solaris stands for. Solaris Field Services employees are eligible to participate in the S.O.A.R. Program and receive awards. We also share with our LinkedIn community the accomplishments of our team’s top performers.

Employee LinkedIn Spotlight

Whether it is the physical distance between our office and our field technicians, or virtually in our home offices, we continue to seek opportunities for Solaris employees to get to know each other. In 2020, as a part of our efforts to create more camaraderie in the virtual setting, we began hosting frequent employee spotlights on our LinkedIn page for all areas of our operations. You can also find these posts throughout the employee highlight sections of this report. 

Employee Field Visits

Every quarter, we invite our Houston office employees to visit field sites to learn first-hand about our business and connect with the rest of the Solaris team. During these visits, our teams observe Solaris’ equipment and processes, are encouraged to ask questions and become more familiar with our business.

LEED Gold Headquarters with EV Charging

Our main offices are located in a Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Gold Certified building. In conjunction with our building management, we are pleased to support our employees and the environment by providing free/subsidized charging for  electric and/or hybrid vehicles. 

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Enterprise Risk Management 

Cybersecurity

Information security is a high priority, and our management team and the Board regularly review information security practices and strategies. We mitigate cybersecurity risks by following the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Cybersecurity Framework, and work with third-party partners to use artificial intelligence for threat prediction and detection. We believe the most critical piece of our framework is employee training, and Solaris provides cybersecurity training for all our temporary and full-time employees. We strictly enforce our cybersecurity policy, which is available to all employees in the Employee Handbook.

Our information technology team is a group of highly trained professionals who conduct weekly reviews on cyberthreats, attend cybersecurity conferences, and share their knowledge to ensure we maintain a prepared cybersecurity posture against threats. Our information technology team also conducts monthly internal cybersecurity exercises to raise awareness and avoid complacency.

In 2020, Solaris did not suffer business interruptions nor severe material losses due to cyberattacks. We remain focused on improving our cybersecurity posture and protecting the data of our company and customers. 

COVID-19 Response 

Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, the health of our employees has been a top priority. In the office we continue to follow  all CDC recommended safety protocols. In the field, our employees are each assigned individual personal protective equipment and we offer replacement gear when needed. We instruct our employees to regularly clean their gear, especially respirators, and require all employees to complete a self-health assessment before every shift. Those who report any symptoms or are contact traced must immediately notify their supervisors.

We have also issued several COVID-19 safety bulletins to encourage employees to socially distance and take hygienic precautions. In addition to our bulletins, Solaris introduced two online training classes specific to limiting the spread of diseases. Expected behavior and reporting are discussed frequently with employees to avoid complacency.

Employee health and safety have always been top priorities at Solaris. We continually monitor the situation and abide by any new regulations in the areas in which we operate. 

Workplace Flexibility

Solaris seeks to provide a workplace where everyone feels safe and valued as a team member. Even before the COVID-19 pandemic, Solaris offered its employees workplace flexibility for medical and other personal reasons. In response to the pandemic, and carefully following local government guidance, Solaris began giving employees the option to work from home in mid-March 2020. Our office remained open, and our janitorial staff continued to clean daily. In order to maintain our culture of collaboration and teamwork remotely, Solaris used technologies such as Zoom and Slack. 

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Our Communities

Community Involvement

Solaris is proud to actively suppport a wide range of local organizations, charities and universities, such as Houston Food Bank, Boys and Girls Club, American Heart Association, Police’s Blue Santa, Rice University and others. In Early, we also sponsor city events through the Early Chamber of Commerce, local rodeo, and local schools and youth organizations. In 2020, we spent $47 million with local businesses (we classify a business as “local” if it is headquartered and has franchises - if applicable - in either Texas or Oklahoma). About 51% of our operating expenses and over 90% of our capital expenditures were with local businesses. 

Women on Boards

Our Chief Administrative Officer and Director, Cindy Durrett, has served as a coach for 50/50 Women on Boards, which focuses on collaborating with corporations and action groups to promote women to reach board seats in the Russell 3000 Index. As a coach, Cindy is a part of Women on Boards’ development programs, workshops, and conferences to empower the next generation of female leaders.

Industry Engagement

Solaris is a member of the Energy Workforce and Technology Council, where many of our managers go through leadership and other training courses to develop skills needed to excel in today’s workplace. We also participate on its advisory board, energy transition committee, mentorship program and ESG committee, which helps to provide tools for other member companies, both public and private, to develop their own ESG programs.

Internship Program 

Since 2015, we have hosted students from universities across the country, providing them a unique learning opportunity. We are committed to supporting our interns’ development by providing them with exposure to senior leaders, direct mentors, and other traditional training and learning opportunities. We are proud to have had internship participants across multiple disciplines and to have taken part in their growth.

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Supported Organizations

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Solaris donated 23 laptops to local schools and organizations in Early, including the Ark Shelter, Premier High Schools, Brown County Home Solutions, and the Boys and Girls Club of Brown County. As we continue to engage with our community organizations, we look forward to supporting the economic and social wellbeing of our communities.

Human Rights

Our Values

Solaris’ fundamental policy is to conduct its business with honesty and integrity in accordance with the highest legal and ethical standards. Solaris and its directors, officers and employees must comply with all applicable legal requirements. Our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics outlines basic principles and guidelines to ensure ethical behavior in our business conduct. Solaris’ responsible labor practices are consistent with the International Labor Organization (ILO) Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work, which include:

  • Freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining
  • Elimination of forced or compulsory labor
  • Abolition of child labor
  • Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation

Freedom of Association

Solaris recognizes the rights of employees to engaged in “concerted activity”, namely the right to join associations and choose representative organizations for the purpose of engaging in collective bargaining consistent with the rules and regulations promulgated by the NLRB and other governing authorities. In accordance with Section 8(a)(1) of the National Labor Reactions Act, Solaris does not interfere with, restrain, or coerce employees in the exercise of their rights to self-organize, join labor organizations, and engage in other concerted activities. We actively communicate these rights to our employees through notices posted in breakrooms and other communal areas of our offices. 

Workplace Discrimination 

Solaris’ policy is to provide a work environment free from all forms of unlawful discrimination, harassment and retaliation. All new employees must sign our anti-harassment policy, which outlines our zero-tolerance stance on all forms of harassment and discrimination. Solaris gives managers and supervisors the responsibility to do all they can to prevent and discourage harassment, sexual harassment, and discrimination . Our hotline gives employees the ability to easily report incidents of alleged harassment. Managers who are informed of workplace harassment or discrimination are responsible for reporting the incident through our hotline. Moreover, Solaris prohibits any acts of retaliation against employees who file complaints of harassment or discrimination. 

Enforcement of Values

Solaris’ Code of Business Conduct and Ethics describes the implementation and enforcement of our ethical standards. Violations of our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics call for disciplinary action, including dismissal where warranted. Solaris is a values-oriented company, and we believe that we can only be successful if all our employees abide by our core values. We expect our employees to respect human rights as they operate with integrity, fairness, and transparency. We regularly enforce our values and do not tolerate unethical behavior, including violations of human rights.

Forced Labor Policy 

Solaris prohibits the use or contracting of any form of forced labor or human trafficking. We recruit employees and provide working conditions, such as the payment of wages and benefits, that comply with applicable laws and regulations. 

Child Labor Policy

Solaris prohibits the use of any child labor in our workforce that would constitute a violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act. All employees are at or above the legal employment age as required by law.

Indigenous Peoples Policy

Solaris respects the identities, unique history and diversity of cultures of indigenous peoples. We respect the legal and constitutional rights of indigenous peoples and work collaboratively with indigenous peoples when providing goods or services implicating their lands and territories. 

Procurement 

As affirmed in our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, we expect all directors, officers, and employees associated with enterprises not controlled by Solaris to act in accordance with our Code’s provisions.

We also expect all directors, officers, and employees to disclose conflicts of interest, including interest in or a position with any supplier, vendor, or contractor of Solaris.