On the Way towards Safe Sustainable Development
On 10 September, the 6th Annual Health, Safety and Environment Forum of JSC NC “KazMunayGas” (KMG) General Directors called “On the Way towards Safe Sustainable Development” was held. The online event was attended by KMG’s members of the Board of Directors and management, general directors of subsidiaries and dependent entities (SDEs), representatives of Samruk-Kazyna JSC, government agencies and some of KMG’s foreign partners.
The purpose of the Forum is to assess the current status of health, safety and environment in the KMG Group, exchange experience in protecting the life and health of employees.
During the event, the performance in 2020 and the first half of this year was summed up.
In his speech, Alik Aidarbayev, Chairman of KMG’s Management Board, pointed out that people are the Company’s highest value.
“Our top priority is to preserve the life and health of everyone who works at our entities. I draw special attention of all executives of subsidiaries and dependent entities that their top priority is to ensure the safety of employees and reduce the accident rate. You must demonstrate leadership and show your commitment to occupational safety through your personal example,” A. Aidarbayev noted, urging KMG’s employees to strictly adhere to the fire and occupational safety rules and regulations.
Furthermore, the Head of KMG focused the participants’ attention on environmental issues. As part of the Year of Ecology announced in 2021 within the KMG Group, the Chairman of the Management Board called on the chief executive officers of subsidiaries and dependent entities to prioritise the environmental issues.
The Forum also discussed innovations in environmental regulation and civil protection legislation. Moreover, the drafters of the new Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan held an additional session to train members of the Board of Directors and the Management Board on this topic.
The key considerations of the low-carbon development of KMG were a separate topic for discussion. In particular, ENI’s experience in the field of renewable energy sources in Kazakhstan was considered, and Tengizchevroil LLP’s occupational injury prevention programme was studied.
It was also announced that KMG is joining Vision Zero, an international zero injury concept.
An award ceremony was held to recognise health, safety and environment achievements, and the results of the drawing competition “Ecology through the Eyes of Children” among the children of the KMG Group’s employees were summed up during the Forum.