Policy and Management
Gazprom Neft believes that increasing occupational safety and reducing the risks of adverse impacts on the environment are strategic objectives. The Company aims to become one of the leading oil companies in the world in terms of industrial and environmental safety and occupational safety, and is consistently improving its work in these fields. Gazprom Neft operates in accordance with the requirements of Russian law and international standards for health, safety, and the environment, occupational safety, and civil defence (HSE, OS, and CD).
The Company has had a corporate HSE, OS, and CD policy since 2008. The policy was revised in 2014, with the addition of a declaration that the Company's leadership team is responsible for the successful management of occupational risks that could affect the life and health of employees, property, and the environment.
Corporate HSE, OS, and CD standards are regularly updated in line with new legislation and structural changes at the Company. The ‘System for Managing Health, Safety, and the Environment, Occupational Safety, and Civil Defence. General Provisions and Structure’, and the ‘Accidents. Operational Notifications, Investigations, Registrations, and Periodic Reporting’ standards were updated in 2014.
Gazprom Neft's HSE, OS, and CD policy is fundamental to the operation and improvement of the HSE, OS, and CD management system, which complies with the requirements of OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004 international standards and covers all Gazprom Neft production facilities.
The commencement of major projects to the north of the Yamalo-Nenets Autonomous District, the development of the Arctic shelf, access to new markets in Russia and abroad, and the modernization and development of the Company's own infrastructure present new risk management requirements in the area of HSE, OS, and CD. Due to the need to further enhance safety levels in 2014, Gazprom Neft began to reorganize its HSE, OS, and CD management system. The updated management structure complies with advanced approaches to management in this area, and has been implemented in the Upstream Division. It is still being established in the Downstream Division. The project will increase the level of industrial safety and allow for more effective monitoring of compliance with legal and corporate standards at subsidiaries and affiliates, as well as for the assessment of occupational risks associated with the Company's major projects.
A uniform integral indicator has been developed at Gazprom Neft to assess operations in terms of key HSE, OS, and CD indicators: accident and injury rates; implementation of programmes at subsidiaries to prevent injuries, fire, transport, and environmental accidents, and implementation of civil defence measures. The results of this assessment are taken into account in the annual review of the Company's subsidiaries. The Company conducts annual audits of the management systems at its subsidiaries and affiliates, and regularly carries out industrial environmental control and monitoring of environmental components.
Alexander Dyukov Chairman of the Management Board, Gazprom Neft
Every business has very clear performance indicators. However, behind all the financial and operating performance indicators there are people, and ensuring their safety is more important than any production concern. In developing an industrial safety system, we are guided by the same principles that we follow in our business processes, making efficiency our cornerstone priority. Gazprom Neft is a recognized efficiency leader in the Russian industry. Becoming a leader on safety issues is no less important a task and a priority for our development.