Policy and Management
Gazprom Neft is fully committed to constantly improving safety at its facilities and reducing accident, industrial injury, and occupational disease rates.
Protecting people’s lives and health is our number one value and it is our belief that good results cannot be justified if they are achieved through violation of safety rules or run counter to the principles of environmental protection. Building an effective workplace safety system is a top priority for Gazprom Neft. The agents of change at any company are its leaders. Gazprom Neft’s senior executives have undertaken personal commitments to strictly observe workplace safety rules.
I am confident that their example will provide a strong incentive for our employees and contractors to reconfigure business processes leading to positive changes in production culture and attitudes towards occupational safety and health.
In 2015, the Company launched a project to improve its occupational safety culture. The Gazprom Neft Management Board set out a corporate strategy for the development of Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE), Occupational Safety (OS) and Civil Defense (CD) for the next several years, its priorities and the key objective in industrial safety and environmental protection:
Goal — Zero: Zero Harmful Impact on People, Assets and the Environment during operations
This vision is based on the belief that each accident or injury can be prevented.
In its HSE, OS and CD activities Gazprom Neft is guided by the requirements of Russian legislation as well as international and corporate standards. The underlying corporate document defining the Company’s operating principles and commitments is the Industrial, Fire, Transport, Environmental Safety, Occupational Health, and Civil Defense Policy. The policy covers all Gazprom Neft subsidiaries and outlines uniform strategic goals, obligations and responsibilities in HSE, OS and CD.
Corporate Industrial Safety Policy
HSE, OH and CD expenses for 2015
All of the Company’s subsidiaries and business units have a Corporate HSE, OS and CD Management System that complies with the international standards OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004.
The Company is developing and implementing programs to enhance industrial safety, improve the working conditions and protect the health of its employees.
Such programs provide for:
- exercises to prevent and respond to emergency situations;
- control over compliance with the industrial safety requirements;
- Expert evaluations of industrial equipment safety and bringing production facilities into compliance with the requirements of industrial safety standards and rules;
- modernization of emergency protection systems;
- organization of occupational health and safety of employees;
- creation of safe working conditions and setting up work stations that meet relevant government and corporate standards;
- availability of personal protective gear for employees;
- comprehensive training for the Company’s employees in HSE, OS and CD;
- research and introduction of advanced technologies in this area.
This work has led to a reduction in the number of incidents at the Company’s production facilities in 2015 and a further decrease in the injury rate (LTIF).