Environmental Management System
The Environmental Management System (EMS) is the mainstay of Gazprom’s Environmental Policy (the fundamental document regulating the Company’s environmental activities).
In 2015, the revised Environmental Policy was approved by the Gazprom Management Committee’s Resolution. The necessity for revision arose in light of the Company’s expanding geographic reach and increasing business diversification, as well as the changes in the national environmental legislation. The new Environmental Policy outlines the additional responsibilities for ensuring environmental safety during development operations on the continental shelf and in the Russian Arctic, as well as for minimizing adverse environmental impacts, including impacts on highly vulnerable and specially protected natural areas.
Stationary and mobile environmental monitoring stations
Gazprom’s EMS encompasses various management levels ranging from the Company’s Board of Directors to subsidiary headquarters and facilities. The EMS is deployed at 36 of Gazprom’s wholly-owned subsidiaries specialized in exploration, production, transmission, storage and processing of gas and gas condensate, as well as investment activities.
Gazprom’s Working Group for EMS Improvement is a permanent body responsible for ensuring a comprehensive approach to and coordination of environmental management efforts across the Company’s structural units.
Gazprom takes appropriate measures to continuously improve its environmental performance. Last year, the Company achieved progress in meeting all of its corporate environmental targets.Gazprom’s progress on corporate environmental targets in 2015
|Corporate environmental target||Subsidiaries covered by EMS||Changes against 2011 baseline|
|Reduction of methane emissions (during gas transmission system repairs)||All natural gas transportation subsidiaries||Down by 5 per cent|
|Reduction of specific nitrogen oxide emissions||All natural gas transportation subsidiaries||Down by 15 per cent|
|Reduction of polluted and insufficiently treated waste water into surface water bodies||All subsidiaries||Down by 23.9 per cent|
|Reduction of disposed waste||All subsidiaries||Down by 18 per cent|
|Reduction of payments for excess emissions serving as indicators of adverse environmental impacts||All subsidiaries||Down by 54.7 per cent|
|Reduction of specific energy consumption for own technological needs||All natural gas transportation subsidiaries||Down by 24.6 per cent|
Efforts aimed at improving environmental awareness and culture among staff are integral to successful environmental management. In 2011–2015, upward of 42,000 people received environmental training within Gazprom Group. In addition, Gazprom holds competitions among the environmental units and experts of its subsidiaries.
The economic and environmental effect of Gazprom’s Comprehensive Environmental Program (2011–2015) totaled some RUB 44.6 billion.
Environmental training of Gazprom Group’s staff, 2011–2015, persons