Certification in the area of occupational health and industrial safety

In 2018, a supervisory audit of the Zarubezhneft Corporate Center, LLC “JC “RUSVIETPETRO”, ZARUBEZHNEFT-Dobycha Kharyaga LLC was successfully conducted for confirmation of the certification for compliance with international standards OHSAS 18001:2007. The subsidiaries RMNTK Nefteotdacha JSC and Zarubezhneftestroymontazh LLC were introduced into the HSE Management System certification perimeter. A diagnostic audit of ZARUBEZHNEFT-Dobycha Samara LLC was conducted for compliance with the requirements of international standards OHSAS 18001:2007 for introduction into the certification perimeter in 2019.

In 2018, Zarubezhneft’s enterprises joined the International Vision Zero Concept, developed by the International Social Security Association (ISSA).

On March 1, 2018, Zarubezhneft JSC, in positioning the state approach to improving the safety culture and striving for “Vision Zero”, became the first international company in Russia to join the Concept.

On April 11, 2018, at the Fourth 2018 Russian National Labor Protection Week in Sochi, Hans-Horst Konkolewski, Secretary-General of the International Social Security Association Hans-Horst Konkolewsky presented a certificate of Zarubezhneft JSC’s joining of the Vision Zero Concept.

On October 8, 2018, a meeting with the Ministry of Labor of the Russian Federation was held for setting clear goals and taking concrete practical steps, as a result of which the Unified Program for the Implementation of the Zero Accident Concept – Vision Zero, at Zarubezhneft Group of Companies for 2018-2021 was formed and approved by Zarubezhneft JSC Director General S.I. Kudryashov on November 12, 2018.

Measures of the Unified Program for the Implementation of the Concept are represented via cascade communications to both the subsidiaries and the contractors as per the “Golden Rules”:

1. Become a leader – show commitment
2. Identify hazards – control risks
3. Determine tasks – develop programs
4. Develop an occupational health and security system
5. Ensure safety at workplaces handling machinery and equipment
6. Enhance qualification – develop professional skills
7. Investment in personnel – motivate through participation.

The implementation of the Unified Program for the integration of the Concept – a structured but operable and fixed tool, will allow us to persistently improve the Company’s safety culture while preserving the health and lives of the Company’s employees.

To promote the Vision Zero Concept and engage contracting organizations in its implementation, the First International Conference with the contracting organizations of Zarubezhneft JSC GC was held on November 23, 2018 on the implementation of the Vision Zero Concept.

Cascade visiting strategic sessions “Leadership in the HSE. Zero Goal. Implementation of the Vision Zero Concept in Contracting Organizations” were held in subsidiaries and contracting organizations in the Company’s regions of presence (Moscow, Samara, Modriča, Usinsk). As per the results of the sessions, HSE Road Maps were formed with the key tasks for subsidiaries for 2019 placing an emphasis on the implementation of the Vision Zero Concept principles in the contracting organizations.

Starting from November 30, 2018, Zarubezhneft JSC has been an official member in the International Council for the implementation of the Vision Zero Concept.