External audit confirms Transneft Baltic management systems comply with international standards

Date of publication: 04 April 2018 Print

On 28–29 March 2018, Transneft Baltic underwent an external surveillance audit for compliance of the Company’s operations with the ISO 14001 environmental management standard, the OHSAS 18001 occupational health and safety management system standard and the ISO 50001 energy management system standard.

The audit took place at the facilities of Leningrad Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate (a branch of Transneft Baltic), namely at the branch’s executive office in Saint Petersburg and at Kirishi Line Operation Dispatcher Station (Kirishi LODS) in Leningrad Region.

The Russian branch of DQS Holding, an international audit and certification authority, acted as the auditor.

The audit was conducted to evaluate the planning and management of manufacturing operations, the resources required to maintain and continuously improve the management systems, the effectiveness of internal and external communications, the engagement of employees in improving the functioning of the management systems and the degree to which the stated objectives and goals were achieved. The specialists of Transneft Baltic were noted for having met all the requirements needed to implement The Policy In Occupational Safety, Energy Efficiency, Industrial and Environmental Safety.

Among the advantages of the management systems the auditors mentioned the use of automated systems for monitoring the compliance with the international standards.

The audit analysed the effectiveness of the adopted management systems, the extent to which the recommendations of the previous external audit were met and the transition of Transneft Baltic production facilities to the new version of the ISO 14001:2015 standard. The new version is different in that it requires active submission of external reporting on environmental safety issues and the methods of their solution.

The results of the external audit confirmed that Transneft Baltic management systems fully complied with the international standards. On the basis of the audit results, areas for further improvement of the systems were recommended and the validity of the compliance certificates was extended.