|Decrease in the specific indicators for air pollutant emissions
||The Company achieved the following decrease in specific indicators for air pollutant emissions:
- Upstream — 14.5%;
- Downstream — 1.3%
|Increase in the level of association petroleum gas (APG) utilisation
||The APG utilisation level declined 0.53%. The decreased utilisation level resulted from growth in the volume of APG produced / flared as a result of additional drilling in areas with a high gas-oil ratio.
|Ensure the Company’s activities comply with the requirements of international standard ISO 14001
||A successful inspection was conducted of the environmental management system’s compliance with the requirements of the standard.
|Implementation of corporate environmental protection programmes
||Corporate environmental protection programmes were implemented in full.
|Further implementation of environmental safety programmes, including programmes to reclaim oil contaminated land and sludge pits and to process oily waste as well as biodiversity preservation programmes
||These programmes were implemented in full.
|Industrial environmental control and monitoring of environmental components
||Control and monitoring were carried out as planned. For examples of projects, see “Preservation of biodiversity” in the “Stakeholder engagement” section of this chapter.
|Scientific research in matters of environmental safety
||For examples of such work, see the “APG utilisation” and “Waste management” sections of this chapter.
|Modernisation of production facilities in order to reduce the burden on the environment
||Facilities were modernised as planned. For examples of projects, see the “Air protection”, “Waste management” and “Protection of water resources” sections.
|Automation of environmental safety business processes
||An information management system to record contaminated and disturbed lands was put into operation in the Company’s Upstream Division
|Updating of the internal regulatory and methodological framework taking into account new requirements in environment legislation
||Updates were made to basic standard on the procedure for ensuring environmental safety in the Company’s business activities.
|Development of environmental safety skills and an environmental culture among the Company’s personnel
||More than 900 managers and workers underwent environmental training.
|Initiation of amendments to environmental legislation that aim to eliminate administrative barriers and optimise costs when calculating payment for emissions of pollutants generated during the flaring of APG by flaring units
||Amendments were initiated to the Resolution of the Russian Government “On amendments to the Regulation on the Special Aspects of Calculating Payment for Emissions of Pollutants Generated during the Flaring of APG at Flaring Units and/or the Dispersal of APG”, which was approved by Resolution No. 1148 of the Russian Government dated 8 November 2012.
|Participation in a working group to compile reference guides for the best available technologies
||The Company took part in the working group. Federal Law No. 219 and basic bylaws were adopted during the reporting year to introduce the concept of the best available technologies. The first ten reference guides were created with a list of the best available technologies for different industries.