Occupational Health & Safety (OHS)

The Company’s key OHS priorities include continuous safety upgrades and the reduction of accident, occupational injury, and work-related illness rates.

Analysis shows that the Company’s main occupational safety risks are associated with road traffic accidents, failure to comply with rules for hazardous tasks, and violation of the law and security rules by contractors. In order to minimise these and other human-factor risks in HSE and social protection, the Company has in place a corporate qualitative risk assessment-based standard, ‘Procedure for identification, assessment and minimisation of HSE and social protection risks’. Programmes to prevent injuries, as well as transport and fire safety programmes are developed at the Company’s subsidiaries in accordance with this standard and the corporate integrated HSE and social protection risk management system. In case of an incident, the Company conducts an inquiry and develops and implements corrective actions. Information on incidents is communicated to all subsidiaries and contractors engaged by the Company and its subsidiaries so that preventive actions could be arranged.

Total expenditure on HSE and social protection initiatives in 2013 amounted to RUB 12,357,031 thousand (excluding joint and foreign assets). As a result of consistent performance in this area, accident and injury rates decreased in 2013.

The Company focuses heavily on the employees’ occupational health and safety. Gazprom Neft commitment in this area is reflected in collective agreements and programmes that aim to improve the health of employees. Gazprom Neft offers regular medical examinations for staff. The Company spent RUB 3,401,715 thousand on occupational health and safety in 2013 (excluding joint and foreign assets).

In 2013, OHSAS 18001:2007 certificates valid until 2016 were reissued to CJSC Gazprom Neft-Moscow Lubricant Plant, OJSC Gazprom Neft Moscow Refinery, Omsk Lubricant Plant branch of LLC Gazprom Neft–Lubricants, Orenburg branch of Gazprom Neft-Procurement, Tyumen branch of Gazprom Neft-Procurement, OJSC Oil and Gas Company Slavneft, LLC Gazprom Neft-Shipping. The successful recertification confirms that the subsidiaries’ management systems comply with the international OHS management system requirements.

In 2013, the Company continued implementing a set of measures to improve road transportation safety, including the development of regulatory instruments, conducting monthly safety campaigns, and training staff. As for social protection, the Company’s actions were focused on the implementation of a national policy in this area, with the improvement of employees’ emergency skills as well as enhancement of the sustainability of production facilities in case of emergency.

Number of hazardous facility incidents

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Number of hazardous facility accidents

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Number of industrial accident fatalities

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LTIFR rateThe lost-time injury frequency rate (LIFTR) is the number of Lost Time Injuries multiplied by 1 million and divided by the number of man-hours worked in the reporting period.

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Number of employees involved in accidents at work

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