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Environmental Policy

Transneft Environmental Policy

Being a key element of Russia’s energy sector that ensures its final performance, Transneft sets the maintenance of a high level of environmental safety of Transneft production facilities as its highest and unchangeable priority.

Realising the potentially dangerous impact of its technologically complex activities on the environment, Transneft shall develop and operate the main pipeline transportation system for oil and oil products and perform related works in such a manner as not to harm the environment and to ensure the highest level of environmental safety of its activities.

Environmental safety principles of Transneft:

  • prevention and mitigation of the negative impact on the environment by implementing innovative technologies and improving environmental safety of the pipeline transportation facilities, reducing carbon intensity, pollution and waste discharge to the environment;
  • rational use of natural resources at all stages of production activities subject to the legal requirements, improvement of energy efficiency of production at all stages;

openness of important information in the area of environment protection.

Environmental safety responsibilities of Transneft:

  • unconditional compliance with the requirements of international agreements of the Russian Federation, laws of the Russian Federation and its constituent entities, regulations of local self-regulating bodies, standards, rules and norms in the field of natural resource use, environment protection and environmental safety;
  • full compensation of harm caused to the environment;
  • consideration of long-term environmental impacts in designing, constructing and operating pipeline transportation facilities for oil and oil products;
  • mandatory assessment of the impact of planned activities on the environment when making decisions on construction of production facilities;
  • continuous improvement and perfection of environment protection activities and the environmental management system.

Transneft responsibilities for protecting the environment and ensuring environmental safety apply to all structural subdivisions of Transneft and organisations of the Transneft system, and are included in the system of business relations of Transneft with government authorities, partners and other stakeholders.

To company with the above principles, Transneft sets the following goals and objectives:

  • plan and take actions with regard to issues of preventing and reducing the negative impacts on the environment by implementing innovative technologies and improving environmental safety of pipeline transportation facilities, reducing production waste, carbon intensity, pollution and waste discharge to the environment, where practically possible;
  • design, construct, re-equip, reconstruct and perform capital repair of pipeline transportation facilities for oil and oil products, implement production processes and operate equipment using modern environmentally safe technologies;
  • develop and implement cost-effective and innovative technologies ensuring efficient use of raw and other materials and energy products, resource recovery and waste utilisation;
  • allocate sufficient physical, financial and human resources to ensure the taking of environment protection actions;
  • create economic and organisational conditions for rational use of natural resources in design, construction, re-equipment, reconstruction, capital repair and operation of pipeline transportation facilities for oil and oil products;
  • ensure compliance of contracting organisations in design, construction, re-equipment, reconstruction, capital repair of facilities of the Transneft system with the requirements of international agreements of the Russian Federation, laws of the Russian Federation and its constituent entities, regulations of local self-regulating bodies, standards, rules and norms in the field of environmental safety and rational use of natural resources, the environmental management system of Transneft;
  • carry out corporate (within Transneft) and production (within organisations of the Transneft system) environmental control, follow the established licensing, insurance and certification procedures for pipeline transportation facilities for oil and oil products;
  • perform standardisation and quality control of the environment during transportation, pumping and storage of oil and oil products, including systematic assessment of the environmental impacts;
  • improve energy efficiency of production processes at all stages;
  • take a set of measures to reduce greenhouse gas emissions;
  • reduce the risk of accidents that have environmental consequences based on a full-scale inline inspection of main pipelines and timely examination of the tank park;
  • maintain a high level of provision of Transneft and organisations of the Transneft system with technical means to liquidate spills of oil and oil products and readiness of management bodies, response forces and means to respond to environmental threats that may occur;
  • take a set of measures to recover and rehabilitate disrupted areas;
  • ensure efficient financing and continuous improvement of the environmental management system of Transneft in accordance with the international standard ISO 14001:2004 be timely development and update of corporate regulations in the field of production process management, environment protection and environmental safety, clear distribution of employees’ rights, obligations and responsibilities for the condition of the environment;
  • conduct regular assessment of the importance of environmental aspects of activities of Transneft and organisations of the Transneft system;
  • set and ensure continuous analysis and consistent update of target and planned economic indicators (goals and objectives of the environmental management system) to reduce the negative environmental impacts;
  • increase environmental culture, educational and professional level of personnel of Transneft and organisations of the Transneft system in the field of rational use of natural resources, environment protection and environmental safety;
  • improve continuously the image of Transneft as an environmentally focused company based on trust of international environmental organisations, partners, customers and the population in regions where Transneft and organisations of the Transneft system operate.

Transneft believes that compliance with these provisions is a key to ensuring environmental safety of its activities and performing socio-economic tasks aimed at implementing the State Policy in the Field of Environmental Development of the Russian Federation for the Period until 2030.