Transneft Baltic has underwent an external surveillance audit for compliance of its occupational health management, environmental and energy management systems with international standards. The audit was carried out on the basis of the Novgorod Regional Oil Pipeline Directorate (NRPD).
The auditors of an independent internationally recognised certification organisation noted high performance of the management systems in all three areas and achievements in the field of their improvement.
According to the experts, measures in the energy saving field are being successfully implemented. Technological process of oil transportation was optimised by pigging the inner surface of pipelines from paraffin deposits and reducing the irregularity of pumping at each process section. Energy savings were also ensured by replacing lamps with LED ones, and optimising the operation of heating systems. When operating motor vehicles with the help of the GLONASS system, satellite monitoring of routes, which allows to control fuel consumption, is carried out.
In the field of the environmental management, modernisation of treatment facilities was noted. Transneft Baltic developed programmes and lectures for employees, organised training on technological control of treatment facilities. Themed lectures on compliance with legal requirements in waste management were also developed for the employees. In addition, monitoring of locations where Red Book plants grow is carried out. The line is regularly inspected to determine unauthorized landfills.
The evidence of the effective implementation of the occupational health management system principles is the absence of accidents and occupational diseases. The employees are provided with all necessary personal protective equipment, comply with rules for staying at hazardous facilities, regularly undergo training and advanced training.
The auditors confirmed that Transneft Baltic’s activities in the field of occupational health, environmental safety and energy management comply with international standards’ requirements. A decision was made to extend the certificate of compliance with the ISO 14001:2015 international standards in the field of environmental management, as well as to issue the new ISO 45001:2018 and ISO 50001:2018 certificates in the field of occupational health and energy saving, respectively.