Policy and management

Gazprom Neft’s strategy in HSE and OS aims to achieve the ‘Goal – Zero: No Harm to People, Objects or the Environment’. The Company is committed to becoming one of the world’s leading oil and gas companies in this area.

The ‘Safety and a Green Focus’ value has been included in the range of corporate values reflected in the Gazprom Neft Corporate Conduct Code.

In order to achieve the strategic goals, all of us – employees, contractors and partners – need to work responsibly and safely. This is why the Management Board decided to incorporate the ‘Safety and a Green Focus’ value into the Corporate Conduct Code. I expect that our shared vision in this area will enable Gazprom Neft to become the safest company in the industry.
Alexander Dyukov Chairman of the Gazprom Neft Management Board

An HSE, OS and CD Committee began functioning under the Management Board during the reporting year under the leadership of Gazprom Neft Management Board Chairman Alexander Dyukov. The Committee reviews the results of the safety and health strategy, investigates incidents and accidents, and discusses best safety practices. The Committee’s work is synchronised with the Gazprom Neft operational management system (OMS). The Committee met four times in 2016.

A joint OMS and industrial safety committee comprised of Management Board members, the directors of production units and department heads will start functioning at the Company in 2017. HSE, OS and CD committees have also been established in each division and at subsidiaries.

In 2016, the Company continued implementing a project it launched in 2015 to improve industrial safety culture. The HSE, OS and CD Committee under the Gazprom Neft Management Board updated corporate strategy provisions in this area as well as plans for initiatives in six priority areas of the strategy.

Priority areas of the HSE, OS and CD strategy
Leadership and culture Main aspects of safe conduct and the leading role of all levels of executives in achieving this goal
Contractor management Improving the effective management of contractors in safety matters
Asset reliability Ensuring the safe operation of existing assets and their reconstruction as well as the safe design and construction of new facilities
Risk management Further integration of HSE, OS and CD risks and environmental aspects in the Company’s overall risk management system and developing risk management and assessment skills among personnel
Transport safety Ensuring the accident-free operation of all types of transport at the Company
Organisational model Supporting all work by developing HSE, OS and CD functions as well as the functions and relevant skills of employees

HSE, OS and CD Policy

The Company’s activities in HSE, OS and CD are governed by the legal requirements of the Russian Federation as well as international and corporate standards in this area.

The fundamental corporate document that describes the principles of the Company’s activities and obligations is the General Corporate Policy on Industrial, Fire, Transport, Environmental and Occupational Safety and Civil Protection. It is in effect at all subsidiaries and describes the unity of their strategic goals, obligations and responsibilities in HSE, OS and CD. This document is used as the basis for the operation and improvement of the HSE, OS and CD Management System, which meets the requirements of OHSAS 18001: 2007 and ISO 14001: 2015.

Gazprom Neft continued reorganising the HSE, OS and CD Management System in 2016 in an effort to harmonise it with the best management practices in this fiel d. A new HSE, OS and CD structure was formed within the Offshore Project Development Unit.

Organisational structure of HSE, OS and CD management

Safety culture

The Company constantly develops its employee training system in HSE, OS and CD and regards it as the foundation for the establishment of a safety culture at Gazprom Neft. Personnel training is systematic and standardised and is closely linked with other components of the management system.

Industrial safety was spun off into a separate part of the Gazprom Neft Corporate University in 2016. Training is conducted on different aspects of industrial safety compliance at two departments of the Industrial Safety and Efficiency Faculty. Various training formats ranging from courses to master classes and webinars are utilised in an effort to improve effectiveness. Gazprom Neft internal trainers develop the programme content for the Industrial Safety and Efficiency Faculty. The Company plans to launch a training and certification system for trainers as well as a campaign to promote their status in the near future.

Safety and care for the environment

A sociological survey conducted among employees in 2016 showed that most of them recognise the importance of safe conduct in their work. Ninety percent of those polled regard the Company’s new ‘Safety and a Green Focus’ value as a key factor at production assets

Employee training in HSE and OS (employees) Source: Company data

The Company’s exchange of experience in matter concerning HSE, OS and CD with third-party organisations plays a vital role in the training system and development of a safety culture. In 2016, Gazprom Neft for the seventh time organised an environmental conference that was attended by more than one hundred Company employees and department heads from the central office of the Federal Service for Natural Resource Usage Oversight and the Federal Service for Surveillance on Consumer Rights Protection and Human Wellbeing. The conference participants discussed problematic issues in legislation and amendments that are being introduced, new approaches to regulating the human impact on the environment and prospects for cleaning up existing environmental damage. The event created additional skills in environmental protection technologies and management procedures amidst changing environmental protection legislation.