HSE management system operation and improvement

GRI: 103-1, 103-2, 403-3

HSE management system operation and improvement

In 2019, a supervision audit of Zarubezhneft JSC, JC RUSVIETPETRO LLC, Zarubezhneft-Dobycha Kharyaga LLC, RMNTK Nefteotdacha JSC, Zarubezhneftestroymontazh LLC, Modriča Motor Oil Plant A.D. was successfully completed to confirm compliance of the HSE Management System with the international standard OHSAS 18001:2007. The HSE Management System Certification covered the following entities: Zarubezhneft-Dobycha Samara LLC, Ulyanovskneftegaz LLC, Orenburgnefteotdacha JSC, and Giprovostokneft JSC.

Vision Zero Concept

In 2019, implementation of the Vision Zero (Zero Injury) Concept continued according to the Unified Program for Implementation of the Zero Injury Concept, Vision Zero, in Zarubezhneft Group in 2018-2021, approved by S.I. Kudryashov, General Director of Zarubezhneft JSC.

On March 22, 2019, a strategic session entitled “Responsible Leadership in Development of Safety Culture and Implementation of the Vision Zero Concept in Zarubezhneft JSC” was conducted for the Company’s top management and the General Directors of subsidiaries.

Within the session, the “Their Route” program was presented to the Company’s management and subsidiaries, with a view for managers to develop and maintain responsibility to others in a positive and substantial way (the second part of the “My Route” program).

Following on results of the work, the session participants made proposals on the Vision Zero Roadmap for 2019, taking into account the School of Safe Production Culture supported by the Company’s internal coaches.

At the All-Russian Labor Protection Week V, held in Sochi on April 22 -26, 2019, Zarubezhneft JSC representatives participated in meetings of the International Council for Implementation of the Vision Zero Concept (chaired by Hans-Horst Konkolewski), had a meeting on the “Unified Approach to Interaction with Contractors Taking into Account the Introduction of the Vision Zero Concept in Zarubezhneft Group”, and held a round table on the “Best Practices in Developing a Culture of Safety at Zarubezhneft JSC. Exchanging Experiences.”

Meetings of the International Council for Implementation of the Vision Zero Concept were attended to discuss the International Social Security Association’s methods to determine the criteria for evaluating sufficient preventive measures, as well as implementation of the Vision Zero Concept in international projects and interaction with contractors.

Conferences on the “Experience of Implementing the Vision Zero Concept in Zarubezhneft Group and Contractors” were held in Usinsk, Moscow, and Samara to involve contractors in implementing the Vision Zero Concept.

For Zarubezhneft JSC’s international projects, workshops titled “Vision Zero (Zero Injury) Concept. Development of Personal Responsibility” were held in JV VIETSOVPETRO (the Socialist Republic of Vietnam) and at the enterprises of the Oil Refining and Sales segment (Bosnia and Herzegovina).

A project on the “Industrial Safety Training System. Safety Culture School” was approved by Order of S.I. Kudryashov, General Director of Zarubezhneft JSC, No. 286 dated September 18, 2019, in order to establish a unified corporate training system in occupational safety for Zarubezhneft Group employees.

During project implementation, it has been planned to train 26 internal coaches from among the Corporate Center and subsidiaries’ employees, to elaborate five corporate educational and methodical courses, and to train pilot groups by involving internal coaches on the following topics:

  • Introduction to Occupational Health and Safety Management System;
  • On-Site Safety (production facilities);
  • Vision Zero Concept. 7 Golden Rules;
  • Accident Investigation Procedure;
  • Contractor Safety Management.

Strategic Sessions on “Leadership in HSE: Managerial Responsibility. Implementation of the Vision Zero Concept” were conducted at the subsidiaries and contractors in the regions of presence (Samara, Modriča). According to the sessions’ results, the HSE Road Maps were formed with key tasks for the subsidiaries in 2019, with an emphasis on implementation of the Vision Zero Concept principles within the contractors.

In 2019, JV VIETSOVPETRO and 24 contractors officially joined the Vision Zero Concept.

Industrial Injuries

The Lost Time Injury Frequency Rate (LTIFR) is the internationally-accepted main indicator of a company’s performance in the area of occupational health and industrial safety. The LTIFR has been applied in Zarubezhneft JSC since 2015. The LTIFR decreased by more than three times compared to 2015, and amounted to 0.54 in 2019 vs. 1.27 in 2015.

LTIFR dynamics, 2015–2019
LTIFR dynamics, 2015–2019