An external surveillance audit of occupational health management, environmental and energy management systems has been completed at Transneft Upper Volga. The audit has confirmed their compliance with the international standards’ requirements.
The audit was carried out by auditors of an internationally recognised auditing organisation of Transneft Upper Volga executive office and Gorky Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate facilities.
Among the positive aspects, the auditors noted strict observance of industrial safety and occupational health rules at operating facilities, dissemination of best practices in labour organisation, and professional contests holding.
The experts came to the conclusion that the environmental management system at the company is being implemented effectively. The company pays much attention to environmental safety, compliance with the requirements of environmental regulations, as well as to work in the area of responsible attitude to nature promotion. Transneft Upper Volga uses special-purpose equipment to exclude environmental pollution. Treatment facilities are operating efficiently.
In addition, systematic implementation of energy saving activities continues. For 11 months of 2020, a reduction of specific electricity consumption by 2.85% despite the planned 1.28% was recorded. Boiler and furnace fuels savings exceeded 60 tonnes.
Based on the audit results, a decision was made to confirm the current certificates of compliance of Transneft Upper Volga’s management systems with the ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management system) and ISO 50001:2018 (energy management system) international standards. It was also decided to issue a certificate of compliance of the occupational health management system with the new ISO 14001:2018 international standard.