Corporate policy for health, safety and environment (HSE)
Main provisions of the Policy
Gazprom Neft management believes that the HSE management system is a crucial element of efficient production control and is committed to the successful management of occupational risks related to impacts on employees' life and health, equipment, property, and the environment.
No economic, technical or other considerations shall be taken into account at the expense of the safety of workers, the general community, or the environment.
The Company makes a continuous effort to improve its performance in the area of health, safety and environment and strives to:
Decrease the number of industrial injuries, occupational diseases, accidents, and adverse environmental impact on a consistent basis
Ensure production safety and environmental protection by implementing a single integrated HSE management system at Gazprom Neft production facilities by the year 2011. The system will employ key processes for hazard identification, occupational risk assessment and management
Introduce the best global practices related to HSE methods, technology and management at all Gazprom Neft production facilities on an ongoing basis.
To the Company's commitment to industrial and environmental safety, occupational safety and civil protection:
Creating conditions for HSE activities, including methods of motivation and involvement, so that each Gazprom Neft PJSC employee is aware of and responsible for his/her own safety and the safety of others and has the right to stop and/or refuse the performance of any activity if it poses a threat to the life or health of the employee or others
Introducing, supporting and continuously improving efficient HSE management systems at the Company in compliance with international and national standards
Consistently implementing a wide range of preventative measures to decrease the likelihood of accidents based on the understanding that any planned or current business operation of Gazprom Neft or its subsidiaries or affiliates involves potential hazards
Continuously improving working conditions, industrial and environmental safety, and monitoring such improvements
Complying with applicable legal requirements while using all available economically feasible possibilities to mitigate risks beyond the scope of legal requirements
Ongoing efforts to increase the employees' level of knowledge, competence and awareness with regard to health, safety and environment using different types of training and guidance
Providing the resources necessary for the implementation of the HSE Policy
Introducing the relevant management methods for third parties and business partners of Gazprom Neft PJSC to enforce compliance with the Policy's requirements when they are engaged in operations at Gazprom Neft companies and facilities
The transparency of, and easy access to, HSE figures through the appropriate exchange of information and dialogue with all stakeholders
Timely updates and communication of corporate HSE Policies to all Gazprom Neft Group employees and interested third parties.