Severneftegazprom is committed to maintaining the environment in its original state. For this reason, the company fulfills the requirements of environment laws and regulations and strives, in that way, to minimize the effects of its activities on the environment.
Conducting large-scale and promising projects, carrying out planned work for developing the field, Severneftegazprom devotes considerable attention not only to hydrocarbon production but also to the environmental aspects of its work. We have a charge that goes beyond achieving commercial results.
Development of the Yuzhno-Russkoye field is done in accordance with requirements in Russian laws and particularly in adherence, among others, to social and environmental norms and standards.
In the environmental sphere, the company aims at the maximum possible prevention of environmental pollution, as well as minimizing the consequences of the impact of production activities on nature. Achieving this goal is ensured, first of all, by maintaining the impeccable technical condition of the company's production equipment, as well as through environmental protection measures.
According to the scheduled control plan the accredited laboratory (the Federal State-Funded Institution ‘The Centre of Laboratory Analysis and Technical Measurements in the Ural Federal District’ takes measurements of pollutant emission from stationary sources to observe the norms of maximum permitted emissions annually. During the period of the field exploitation there have been no registered deviations. No accidental discharges or pollutant emissions have been registered during the time.
OJSC Severneftegazprom has developed, documented, implemented and operates an integrated management system (IMS) in the field of quality, environmental protection, occupational health and safety.
In 2009, the company's ISM was certified for the first time for compliance with international standards:
- ISO 9001: 2008, “Quality Management Systems. Requirements",
- ISO 14001: 2004, “Environmental Management Systems. Requirements and guidelines for use",
- BS OHSAS 18001: 2007 “Professional Health and Safety Management Systems”.
In 2016, the company's environmental management system was certified for compliance with the requirements of the new version of the international standard “ISO 14001: 2015”.
The company has established, implemented and maintained procedures within the framework of the environmental management system (EMS) related to:
- identification and assessment of environmental aspects and related environmental impacts, the definition and implementation of management measures, including those related to possible emergencies;
- identifying and enforcing applicable legal and other requirements;
- identification and assessment of risks and opportunities in the field of EMS, the definition and implementation of risk management measures.
The identification of environmental aspects is carried out in accordance with the documented procedure and contains a procedure for identifying environmental aspects, a methodology for assessing and determining essential environmental aspects, as well as a procedure for documenting results and informing personnel.
Significant environmental aspects are taken into account when maintaining and improving the IMS in the field of environmental protection, as well as in developing the goals and objectives of the company in the IMS.
In addition, an environmental monitoring program has been created that allows obtaining objective information about sources of harmful emissions, monitoring and developing effective environmental measures.
Care for the environment, conservation and rational use of natural resources are among the most important principles of the company.