Metalloinvest managers and specialists visited Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery to learn about labour protection and industrial safety initiatives implemented at the refinery.
Metalloinvest representatives learned how Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery addresses labour protection issues, and ensures that employees are provided with individual safety equipment. They also learned about regulations and communications policies in this area. The visit ended with a round table to discuss industrial safety best practice.
Andrey Varichev, CEO of Management Company Metalloinvest, commented: “Reducing the risk of accidents and injuries at our enterprises is Metalloinvest’s key priority. Sharing experience among large industrial enterprises is essential to ensure effective work in this area. Gazprom Neft implements the “Target Zero” strategy, which aims to eliminate accidents during production. This is an example of establishing leadership practices around labour protection. We are grateful to Gazprom Neft for its transparency and constructive dialogue on this subject, which took place on the site of the biggest oil refinery of Russia. Metalloinvest looks forward to sharing its experience and technologies with our colleagues.”
Oleg Belyavsky, CEO of Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery, said: “Gazprom Neft Omsk Refinery has a “Target Zero” strategy, which aims to eliminate harm to people, production facilities or the environment. We are gradually approaching complete industrial safety and we liaise on this subject not only with our employees but with our partners as well. The results of this work can lay the foundation for industrial standards. The enterprise is open to dialogue and acts as a reliable partner to achieve the overall goal of safety at the enterprise because our people’s lives and health are our main priorities.”
The provision of safe working conditions and protection of the health and life of our employees is one of the key areas of Metalloinvest’s CSR activities. The Company focuses on systemic measures and has developed a consistent approach to improving the employee protection and fostering a culture of safe working conditions. Metalloinvest fully complies with the legislation with regards to working conditions, occupational and fire safety, and continues to introduce additional measures to eliminate accidents at work.
Metalloinvest is a leading global producer and supplier of HBI and iron ore products, and a regional producer of high quality steel.
Metalloinvest extracts iron ore from the second largest measured iron ore reserve base in the world with approximately 14.1 billion tonnes of proven and probable reserves on a JORC (IMC Montan) equivalent basis and about 140 years of reserve life.