Environmental safety Gazprom Neft is committed to mitigating human impact on the environment
The Policy on Industrial and Occupational Safety, Environmental Protection, Fire and Transport Safety, and Civil Defence sets the following key goals:
- To continually reduce the company’s environmental footprint;
- To ensure the safety of operations by analysing and managing operational risks to minimise their impact;
- To consistently adopt the best global environmental safety practices.
To continually reduce its environmental footprint, the company has in place an environmental management system that complies with the international ISO 14001:2015 standard.
Certification covers key Gazprom Neft production assets; in addition, separate certificates have been issued to 12 Gazprom Neft subsidiaries.
The company continues to support national and international environmental initiatives. To maintain a dialogue with stakeholders on environmental conservation, in 2019:
- Gazprom Neft and the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) signed a Memorandum of Understanding;
- The company joined and became an active member of the Scientific and Technical Council under the Federal Service for Supervision of Natural Resources (Rosprirodnadzor). This body serves as a platform for addressing key issues related to ensuring the environmental safety of oil and gas facilities.
Gazprom Neft analyses the environmental impact of its facilities at all stages of its operations; this is essential to management and investment decision-making.
In 2019 the following major projects were subject to the environmental impact assessment (EIA) procedure involving stakeholders:
- construction of a site for oil-contaminated waste processing, recycling and treatment at the Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery;
- cargo handling (bunkering) operations involving support icebreakers, tankers and bunkering vessels operated by Gazpromneft Shipping in seaports on the Baltic, Barents, White, Kara and Black Seas and the Sea of Azov;
- the construction of gas and condensate compression and treatment facilities at Gazpromneft-Yamal (including a gas pipeline crossing the Gulf of Ob).
The company develops action plans to ensure the environmental safety of its facilities based on a risk-focused approach, taking into account the impact of current and planned operations on ecosystems.