Mitigating negative environmental impacts and the effective use of resources
The Company’s strategic goals in environmental safety:
- to reduce its environmental footprint and support a favourable natural and living environment
- to prevent environmental damage from business activities
- to introduce best practices in environmental safety
- the sustainable use, restoration, and protection of natural resources and the preservation of biodiversity
The careful and sustainable use of natural resources and minimizing environmental risks are key priorities in Gazprom Neft’s activities. As it seeks to achieve its ‘Goal – Zero’ environmental damage, the Company consistently reduces its environmental footprint, introduces best practices, inventions, and technologies for nature protection, and improves the environmental training system for its employees.
The Company’s environmental activities are based on risk management and the introduction of risk prevention measures. Gazprom Neft ensures constant environmental monitoring and industrial environmental control. An analysis of the environmental impact of production activities is carried out at all stages of the production life cycle, starting with front-end engineering. An assessment of the potential environmental impact, an analysis of the results of environmental monitoring, and an independent expert examination are mandatory when making the appropriate managerial and investment decisions.
When planning new projects, Gazprom Neft enterprises assess the environmental impact of the planned activities. Based on the results of the analysis, the best available technologies (BAT) that aim to mitigate any negative impact are introduced during all stages of the project.
The Company’s environmental management system complies with the requirements of the international standard ISO 14001. Gazprom Neft has regularly conducted audits for compliance with the standard since 2013. An independent audit confirmed the compliance of the Gazprom Neft PJSC environmental management system with the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 in 2017. Certificates of compliance of the environmental management systems with ISO 14001 have been issued to Gazprom Neft Shelf; Gazpromneft-Sakhalin; Gazpromneft-Moscow Oil Refinery; Gazpromneft-Omsk Oil Refinery; Gazpromneft-Ryazan Bitumen Materials Plant; Gazpromneft-Lubricants, Omsk Lubricants Plant branch; Gazpromneft-Moscow Lubricants Plant; and Gazpromneft Shipping.
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The Company spent RUB 6.9 billion on environmental services and operating costs to ensure environmental safety and protection in 2017.
Total investment in environmental protection amounted to RUB 27.1 billion in 2017, or almost double the amount invested in 2016 (RUB 14.3 billion).