Emergency Response Planning
Our approach to emergencies is a key part of our HSE management system and is focused on prevention. However, Emergency Response Planning (ERP) and resources are also a fundamental part of the system.
Emergency Response Planning involves management systems and resources that can be activated in an emergency to minimise the harmful effects on:
- Human life and health;
- The environment;
- Company and third party assets; and can
- Assist in the return to normal and safe operations.
Sakhalin Energy has had an Emergency Response Plan and resources in place since 1998. It is subject to regular review and improvement. Key elements of the plan include:
- An analysis of potential emergencies;
- An organisation designed to be very rapidly mobilised in an emergency;
- Resources ( e.g. oil spill equipment) purchased, stored ready for use and in some cases on constant standby duty;
- Emergency response command posts and secure communications;
- Training and exercises; and
- Established links with both Russian Governmental and private resources and authorities.
Potential emergencies covered include oil spills, fires, ship, aircraft and vehicle accidents, criminal activity and sabotage. Other risks and emergencies, such as oil spills, have dedicated resources and detailed plans.
Further information on Oil Spill Response can be found in the Environment section of this site.
Health Safety Environment and Social Action Plan Summary
The Company has developed a Health, Safety, Environment and Social Action Plan (“HSESAP”) in accordance with IFC Safeguard Policy 4.01 Annex C on Environmental Action Plans (1998). The Plan consolidates the HSE and social commitments made in the ESHIA and the ESHIA-Addendum. As such, the HSESAP is a key tool used for monitoring environmental and social compliance with our stated commitments.
The HSESAP is set out in three parts. Part 1 provides an overview of the Company’s operating philosophy, and the structure and systems in place to manage HSE and social issues, including contractor management. It also references the Company’s obligations for public consultation and information disclosure, and sets out the reporting and auditing framework to the Senior Lenders to Phase 2.
Part 2 of the HSESAP sets out in a tabular format the detailed commitments relating to specific HSE and social issues; the mitigation measures to achieve those commitments; timing for the implementation of commitments; responsible parties; and monitoring commitments.
The third part of the HSESAP is set out in the Annexes. Annexes A and B of the HSESAP specify how the project will meet international guidelines and treaties, comprising, amongst others, relevant World Bank Group and European Union guidelines as well as the specified policies of the Senior Lenders. Annex C of the HSESAP provides detail on environmental monitoring.