Environmental management system

While expanding the scope of operations Gazprom Neft builds up a responsible environmental policy based on an efficient environmental management system and consistent introduction of the best world practices in the sphere of technology and governance.

Gazprom Neft business priorities include the preservation of a favorable environment and reasonable use of natural resources. They are obligatory for all subsidiaries. An integrated environmental management system allows the enterprises to abide by the principles in various activities.

The company objectively assesses potential environmental risks and implements measures to prevent a negative impact and ensure environmental safety. Gazprom Neft environmental strategy is determined by company responsibility for nature protection and has the following aims:

  • increased environmental management efficiency;
  • decreased relative rates of environmental impact;
  • development of environment-friendly management and production, as well as contractor competences;
  • biodiversity preservation;
  • reasonable use of natural resources;
  • scientific activities to search for new efficient environment-friendly techniques and technologies.

The company annually trains the heads of subsidiaries and specialists whose activities may affect the environment.

International standards compliance

The environmental management system complying with the international ISO 14001 standards has been in operation in Gazprom Neft since 2013 and is annually checked by independent auditors. In 2016, Gazprom Neft confirmed the compliance of the environmental management system with the requirements of the international ISO 14001:2015 standard.

Due to upgraded environmental management system Gazprom Neft consistently moves from damage-eliminating events to the assessment of potential environmental risks and the introduction of preventive measures to avoid industrial impact on the environment.

The company established 2016 targets for the environmental management system according to the requirements of the ISO 14001:2015 standard.

Environmental safety policy and standards

Industrial and environmental safety are priorities in Gazprom Neft daily operations. Any industrial activity of Gazprom Neft and subsidiaries is checked for compliance with the requirements of the Russian legislation, international and corporate standards. Gazprom Neft policy in industrial, fire, transportation and environmental safety, labor and civil protection protection is valid for all subsidiaries and guarantees the integrity of strategic aims, commitments and responsibilities. Gazprom Neft requirements to avoid detriment to people, the environment and property are valid for all contractors.