Gazprom Neft endeavours to consistently ensure safe environments and reduce the rate of accidents, occupational injuries and illnesses.
2014 was declared the Year of Environmental Awareness and Industrial Safety at Gazprom Neft. Over the course of the year, subsidiaries of Gazprom Neft introduced initiatives to further develop their industrial safety and environmental protection management system, improving their processes for identifying hazards and managing professional risks. An environmental education programme was introduced to develop skills and increase awareness, sense of responsibility and motivation among employees. One important initiative was the corporate competition for the best industrial safety initiative at subsidiaries in 2014. A total of 96 initiatives were nominated, most of which were then put forward to be introduced across Gazprom Neft’s subsidiaries.
Gazprom Neft has a corporate policy on industrial safety, environmental protection, civil protection and health and safety in the workplace. The systems for managing these comply with international standards OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004 and cover all Gazprom Neft subsidiaries.
Gazprom Neft is developing major projects north of the Yamal-Nenets Autonomous District and the Arctic shelf and expanding into new markets domestically and abroad. The modernisation and development of Gazprom Neft’s infrastructure ensures a high level of risk management and industrial safety, environmental protection, health and safety in the workplace and civil protection. This project will improve Gazprom Neft’s industrial safety and enable it to extend its asset portfolio and increase output, and modernise the system for more effective management use.
Manufacturing control tests were carried out at 19 subsidiaries in 2014, as well as three audits of the systems for managing health and safety at work and civil protection.
Investment in these areas in 2014 came to RUB 21.9 billion, not including JVs and foreign assets.
The LTIFR* in 2014 was 0.52
*LTIFR (lost time injury frequency rate) refers to the number of lost time injuries occurring in a workplace per 1 million man-hours worked.