In 2014, Gazprom Neft and Shell held a meeting on best practices for cleaning up oil spills on the Arctic shelf. The companies discussed their experience of detecting and mapping oil spills in Arctic conditions, modelling the propagation paths of spills, the possibility of using mechanized oil collection methods in icy conditions, new design solutions for ships used to clean spills, etc. Following the meeting, the parties reached an agreement to continue mutually beneficial cooperation in this field.
Gazprom Neft pays particular attention to training employees in industrial and environmental health and safety and to establishing a safety culture based on individual responsibility, incentives, and the involvement of Company employees and contractor representatives in the process of improving safety. Company employees receive training in legal requirements and corporate and international standards in the field of HSE, OS, and CD.
In 2014, the Company developed and began to implement its Basic Safety Rules: updated corporate standards of safe behaviour with which all employees, from the production floor to management, are expected to comply.
Gazprom Neft regularly shares experience in the area of HSE, OS, and CD, both within the Company and with external organizations. The Company hold industrial safety conferences every year. During the reporting year, the Downstream Division hosted its first industrial safety forum.
Gazprom Neft declared 2014 the Year of Environmental Culture and Industrial Safety. During the year, Gazprom Neft subsidiaries implemented measures to develop the HSE management system and improve the efficiency of hazard identification and occupational risk management processes. An Environmental Education Programme, aimed at improving employees’ skills, sense of responsibility, and motivation, was implemented.
All of the Company’s divisions held forums, meetings, conferences, and training sessions on industrial and environmental safety. The forums were attended by key managers from subsidiaries and Corporate Headquarters units responsible for implementing the HSE, OS, and CD policy.
One of the most significant events was the corporate Best Initiative in the Field of Occupational Safety competition, which was based on the results of operational activities at the Company's subsidiaries in 2014. Ninety-six entries were received from employees at 22 subsidiaries and affiliates. Most of the initiatives were recommended for implementation at the subsidiaries.
for 2014 corporate Best Initiative in the Field of Occupational Safety competition
underwent occupational health and safety training in 2014