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Operational safety, occupational safety, and environmental protection(HSE)

Ensuring health, safety and environment (HSE) is a priority for Rosneft in all spheres of its activities.  Being the leader of the Russian oil industry and one of the largest world’s fuel and energy companies, Rosneft is aware of the nature and extent of its business impact and considers its duty to maintain safe working conditions for employees and partners, ensure trouble-free production and minimize the environmental footprint.

To achieve these goals, Rosneft operates in strict accordance with the requirements of the legislation of the Russian Federation, national legislation of the countries of its presence and the norms of international law; has developed and adopted the Rosneft-2022 Development Strategy; has implemented and successfully applies the Integrated Health, Safety and Environment Management System (HSE IMS) with its fundamental element - HSE Policies. 


In 2017 declared the Year of Ecology, the Board of Directors of Rosneft approved the new Rosneft-2022 Strategy, which established, inter alia, strategic goals, priority directions of development, and targets in the field of HSE.

The main Rosneft’s strategic goal in the field of HSE is to enter the first quarter of the world’s oil and gas companies’ rating by the end of 2022 in terms of comparable indicators in the field of HSE, including indicators of Lost Time Injury Frequency (LTIF), indicators of major accidents in the field of industrial safety (PSER-1), specific indicators of greenhouse gas emissions.


Guided by the objectives of the ROSNEFT-2022 Strategy and the objectives of ensuring trouble-free production activities, safe working conditions of employees, environmental protection and health of the population living in the regions of the Company’s activity, Rosneft implements the adopted HSE Policies:

Main provisions of the Company’s Health and Safety Policy.

Main provisions of the Company's Environment Policy.

Specified Policies and annually set HSE goals are the basis of the existing Integrated Health, Safety and Environment Management System (HSE IMS) combining the resources and procedures to prevent and, if necessary, to respond to hazardous events, conditions or factors.


Since 2006, the Company has implemented and successfully operates the Integrated Health, Safety and Environment Management System (HSE IMS) meeting the requirements of international standards ISO 14001 “Environmental Management System. Requirements and Application Guidelines” and OHSAS 18001 “Occupational Health and Safety Management System. Requirements”.  Compliance of the Company’s HSE IMS with these standards consistently confirmed during the certification, surveillance and re-certification audits conducted by the competent certification bodies.  

ISO 14001:2015 Certificate

OHSAS 18001:2007 Certificate

HSE IMS is part of the Company’s management system and is a set of processes, procedures, rules, organizational structure and resources used to develop and implement its policies and objectives in the field of HSE, conduct effective risk and opportunity management, carry out compliance control and continuous improvement of performance in this area.

HSE IMS requirements, including the requirements of the relevant legal acts of the Russian Federation and internal procedures (standards, regulations, instructions, etc.), are mandatory for all Company’s employees, contractors and subcontractors.  

The Company’s HSE IMS takes into account external and internal factors affecting its ability to achieve the HSE management goals, interests of stakeholders, and is based on the following basic principles:

  • LEADERSHIP of managers at all levels in the field of HSE. Managers need to demonstrate their commitment to HSE IMS through, inter alia, taking responsibility for its performance;
    ensuring availability of necessary resources; ensuring the achievement of the intended results by HSE IMS;
  • INVOLVEMENT of personnel at all levels in the identification and management of risks and opportunities in the field of HSE and improvement of HSE IMS;
  • PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY of each Company’s employee for the implementation of safety requirements to minimize HSE risks that can cause damage to the health and life of employees, environment and the Company’s property;
  • MOTIVATION of personnel to participate in the identification of opportunities for improved HSE risk management;

In order to enhance the effectiveness and continuous improvement of HSE IMS and to carry out further improvement of HSE indicators, the Company systematically conducts production control, external and internal audits of HSE IMS, analyzes their results, performs its correction and implements corrective and preventive measures in case of non-compliance, introduces best HSE practices, updates internal documented information aggregated in HSE IMS (standards, regulations, instructions, etc.). In addition, top management conducts the analysis of functioning and efficiency of HSE IMS following the results of the year and makes the decisions directed on further improvement and management of changes of HSE IMS.

Thus, for example, in 2017 – 2018, a set of measures was implemented to bring the Company’s HSE IMS into compliance with the requirements of the new version of ISO 14001:2015.


The top level of management in the Company’s HSE IMS is represented by Rosneft’s top management in the face of Chief Executive Officer and top managers in business and functional areas of activity.  Operational management and coordination of activities in the field of HSE on a Company-wide scale is carried out under the leadership of the Vice President for Health, Safety and Environment who heads Rosneft’s HSE Functional Unit and is also a representative of the HSE IMS senior management. 

At the level of the Group Companies, periodic analysis of the HSE IMS effectiveness and decision-making on the issues of its functioning and development is held by the Key Executives represented by the Group Company’s General Director who appoints its HSE IMS representative and vests him with the authority and responsibility for ensuring the HSE IMS proper functioning.

Discussion and adoption of decisions on major issues of the Company’s HSE activities are conducted by the following collegial management bodies established at Rosneft:  Strategic Planning Committee under Rosneft’s Board of Directors and also by Rosneft’s HSE Committee created in 2017 with the aim of further improving the efficiency of HSE activities. The HSE Committee includes top managers of the Company’s key activities. This collegial management body regularly considers the HSE issues, including analytical materials, summary reports on the implementation of the established indicators, and makes decisions aimed at achieving the Company’s strategic goals.

The Company’s HSE IMS is continuously developing and improving in six priority areas outlined in the Rosneft-2022 Strategy: Leadership and Safety Culture; Competencies; Safety Management System; Control System; Risk Management; Reporting and Result Analysis.