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SLAVNEFT is fully aware of its responsibility to the society for preservation of the favorable environmental situation at the territories of its operation. Environmental friendliness, protection of the staff/ population health in the regions of Company’s presence are the most topical for SLAVNEFT.

SLAVNEFT’s environmental activity is aimed at enhancing continuously the environmental and industrial safety of operations and at mitigating the man-caused impact on the environment. Company’s top priorities in environment protection are as follows:
 
  • environmentally safe construction and operation of the facilities for hydrocarbons production, processing, transportation and storage;
  • natural resource management, wastes/ emissions reduction, fault-free operation of the process equipment;
  • upgrading of operating facilities; application of new advanced technologies, materials and equipment to mitigate the adverse impact on the environment.
For successful achievement of the above top priorities, SLAVNEFT has introduced the system for occupational, industrial, fire, environmental safety management and emergency prevention, which complies with requirements of the ISO 14001 international standard. The corporate HSE Policy is effectively implemented due to this system.
 
The Company places high emphasis on improvement of the corporate culture, enhancement of the staff environment protection responsibility and competences.
 
As for Upstream, SLAVNEFT mainly focuses on introduction of the low-waste subsoil development technologies, proper utilization of associated petroleum gas, restoration of disturbed and contaminated soils, disposal of industrial wastes. Company's production enterprises continuously upgrade, revamp the pipeline systems and perform their chemical treatment. Pipes made of corrosion-resistant composite materials are used for construction of oil pipelines.
 

The Company’s oil refining enterprises also carry out intensive environmental activity, due to which harmful pollutant emissions into the atmosphere are considerably reduced, the amount of wastes accumulated is decreased, the quality of industrial effluents is significantly improved. Prompt information about the condition of air, soil, ground and surface water is available due to the environmental monitoring parfomend at the sites of SLAVNEFT’s refineries. New process facilities and revamping of the operating ones are designed with due consideration of the environmental issues.

High expert evaluations prove that environmental management of Company’s enterprises is effective. Slavneft-YANOS PJSC is at the top of the environmental and energy transparency rating, which the Interfax Information Group annually prepares for enterprises of the domestic oil refining industry. This SLAVNEFT’s Refinery was my times awarded the title of the best environmentally safe enterprise in Yaroslavl and won the All-Russia competition “Environment Protection Leader in Russia”.

OAO Slavneft-Megionnenftegas has won the awards for environment protection achievements either. The Subsoil Use and Natural Resources Department of KhMAO-Ugra granted the “Cedar Forest Guardian” title of honor to the team of this SLAVNEFT’s enterprise for active efforts in preservation and restoration of local green planting. Besides, Slavneft-Megionnenftegas is the winner of the environmental competition initiated by the Environment Protection Department of KhMAO-Yugra Government.