Gazprom EP International has an HSE integrated management system (IMS) in place. Based on risk-oriented thinking, the system is an array of the Company’s interrelated regulations and processes designed to manage employees, contractors, and providers as well as team up with other stakeholders in everything that encompasses health, safety, and environment.
As part of an IMS processes standardization package, Gazprom had its systems audited in 2019 to ensure they meet the requirements for management systems established by the International Standardization Organization (ISO).
The audit confirmed that the Company qualifies for two model standards:
- ISO 14001:2015 — Environmental management systems — Requirements with guidance to use, and
- ISO 45001:2018 — Occupational health and safety management systems — Requirements with guidance to use.
December 9th saw Sales Manager at North Europe LRQA Paul Bokdam granting the certificates to Managing Director of Gazprom EP International Sergey Tumanov.
Becoming ISO certified crowns three years of spadework and demonstrates that neutral authorities recognize the efforts made by the Company towards sustainable development and the continuous improvement of its business.
“We comprehend the Company’s responsibility to its employees, shareholders, contractors — everyone who is somehow involved in our business. Gazprom EP International prioritizes its personnel’s life and health over performance and is committed to protecting and preserving the environment for the sake of this and next generations,” Sergey Tumanov said.
“A management system needs constant improvement. The certificates prove that your company is on the right track, but you will always have new opportunities to improve your systems,” Paul Bokdam said in his welcoming speech.
Gazprom EP International is Gazprom's operator specialized in implementing hydrocarbon prospecting, exploration, and development projects outside the Russian Federation. The company is currently involved in nearly 40 projects in 20 countries across three continents.