Environmental protection and a high level of environmental safety at Transneft’s operating facilities are the Company’s highest and unswerving priorities. In keeping with the Transneft Integrated Policy in Occupational Safety, Energy Efficiency, Industrial and Environmental Safety, the Company’s key principles are:
- Prevention and reduction of negative environmental impact as well as the rational use of natural resources
- Involvement of personnel at all levels in the improvement of the Environmental Management System (hereinafter referred to as the EMS)
- Disclosure of relevant information on environmental activities
The EMS has been developed and implemented at all Transneft subsidiaries to pursue the Policy in accordance with the ISO 14001 international standard. The EMS is continuously improved. In 2018, the Company switched to a new version of ISO 14001:2015. The EMS were audited for compliance with the requirements of the new standard at Transneft and all of its subsidiaries. The audits revealed that the Company’s EMS meets the ISO 14001:2015 requirements.
An effective system for monitoring air, water and soil quality is in place at all operating facilities of Transneft. 54 environmental analysis laboratories staffed with highly skilled specialists and outfitted with up-to-date analytical equipment ensure the system works. All the laboratories are certified by the Federal Accreditation Service (RusAccreditation).
Environmental and analytical monitoring is carried out in accordance with the schedules approved by regulatory authorities. In 2018, more than 711,000 environmental tests were performed. The analyses did not reveal any violation of permissible limits in 2018.
In 2018, current expenditure on environmental protection amounted to RUB 1,949.6 million, whereas investments in fixed assets used to protect the environment totalled RUB 3,354 million (+24.9% year-on-year).