Health & Safety

At Severnaya Oil Storage Company, safety is our first priority. This included personal and industrial safety. It is our responsibility to deliver services in the safest manner possible, to provide a safe and healthy workplace and environment for our employees and for our contractors, to minimize any negative impact on our neighbors in the communities where we operate.

At Severnaya Oil Storage Company, we continuously improve our working conditions and monitor the effectiveness of safety related controls. These without doubt are fundamental to our "Safety, Health and Environmental policy". Our present focus is on improving our occupational health and safety management.​This deals with all aspects of health and safety in the workplace and places a strong emphasis on the prevention of hazards; both industrial and environmental.

Our objectives on environmental care are to be energy and water efficient and to reduce emissions and waste. In pursuing these objectives, we consistently comply with guidelines as set out in operating licenses, legislation and our own global standards. Environment care is an integrated part of our ‘License to Operate’, which means that Severnaya Oil Storage Company aims to minimize its impact on its surroundings and areas of biodiversity. ​This includes areas of energy consumption, emissions, treatment of contaminated water, use of the surface area, and care for areas of high biodiversity. Our current focus is on the reduction of energy consumption, the prevention of soil and water contamination, the prevention of significant spills and the prevention of stench and odors.​

We aim to support activities that improve the lives of people in the communities in which we operate. These activities may include education, health care, community building, infrastructure or nature development. At every terminal of operation, our staff are encouraged to actively participate in community programs and to propose social projects to their site management. Nearly every terminal participates in one or more local community programs. ​We give our staff the opportunity to play an active role in society, for example through community or educational programs, unless participation in these activities creates a conflict of interest. We are committed to being a good neighbor and engages with communities living close to our operations. We behave as a responsible citizens and work to have a positive impact on the communities where we operate.