The factor of safety, health, and environment (‘SHE’) is one of the factors that became operational excellence of an oil and gas company. Therefore, to maintain and improve the quality of SHE every year is a priority and an important measure in evaluating the operating performance of the Company. In this regard, the Company remains committed in placing the protection of workers, the public, and the environment as important as operations, production, and exploration.
Along with the fluctuation of global oil price which continues until now, the Company still strives to maintain or even improve its SHE performance through consistent implementation of its SHE Management system. Through consistent implementation, the company believes that it can minimize potential losses that could occur due to accidents that could affect workers, the environment around the area of operations, the Company’s assets and even the Company’s reputation.
In 2018, the focus of the Company’s work program is to continue to improve the risk management of SHE. Some of the work program that supporting this purpose such as increasing the number of reporting and follow-up action of SHE observations. With the increasing number of SHE Observation reports, worker’s awareness of potential hazard and risk at operations area are also expected to increase.
Related with environmental protection, company is committed to implement SHE programs that aimed to achieve environmental sustainability around its operations area such as improving the management of emissions, waste water management and also hazardous waste management according to the applicable regulations.
In managing the environment, the company retains the IFC Performance Standards On Environment & Social Sustainability and/or The Equator Principles as the guidelines for the evaluating and managing the environment and social impact that may arise from the activities of Company’s activities. Among some of the requirements stated in those standards are the Environmental and Social Assessment, Environmental and Social Management System, Labor and Working Conditions, Pollution Prevention and Reduction, Community Health, Safety and Security, Land Acquisition and Involuntary Resettlement, and the Biodiversity Conservation and Sustainable Natural Resource Management.
The Company also remains committed to achieve continuous improvement on SHE performance while trying to maintain certification of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 from an independent certified party along with the certification of SMK3 from the Government of the Republic of Indonesia which becomes mandatory in accordance with prevailing regulations.
In 2018, the Company actively disseminate SHE aspects to employees and communities surrounding the Company’s operations area which aimed to improve the employee’s understanding and ability in creating a safe operating area so that the Company can avoid the losses that are not desirable especially losses resulting from the occurrence of the incident at the workplace. Activities undertaken by the company, among others; SHE trainings conducted by internal and external facilitators, SHE coaching clinic, campaign of national SHE Month 2018 and environment day 2018, routine SHE meetings attended by employees and management both in office and operations area, giving routine SHE Induction to new employee and visitor/employee who has never been to the operation area before, SHE socialization conducted through posters, banners, and delivery through other media available at the Company. Meanwhile, SHE trainings that have been implemented as mentioned on above include: ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and SMK3 awareness, reporting of unsafe act and unsafe condition, job safety Analysis, work permit system training.
In terms of environmental management, the Company also keep running the Mangrove plantation program as a continuation of biodivertsity conservation programs. Since 1990, EMP Malacca Strait S.A. business unit have engaged in activities to conserve mangroves in the coastal areas of Riau through mangrove planting regularly in the Mengkapan village, Siak District, Riau. In addition, the Company remains committed with the communities around the Company’s operation area by actively and consistently involve in the development of Mangrove Ecotourism program in Mengkapan village which has been initiated since 2015 together with the surrounding community. In addition, the company is also actively giving SHE socialization to schools around the operations area, including direct assistance to one of the schools in Sei Apit to become a school that has an environmental concept.
Compliance with various government regulations related to SHE is also the Company’s priority that shall be implemented, among others are regulations related to wastewater management, management of air emissions, hazardous waste management, the implementation of all provisions in the environmental permits such as Environmental Impact Assessment and UKL-UPL, and the management of hygiene and sanitary work environment. Therefore, the Company must ensure that the environmental management is carried out in accordance with the applicable provisions.
In 2018, the Company recorded various successes of the work programs that have been planned at the beginning of the year
Related with employee protection, throughout the year 2018, no accidents occured that may cause the loss of working days. This indicates the success of accident prevention program throughout the Company’s operating area.
The excellence of accident prevention program could not be separated from the role of all employees. The increasing awareness of the importance to maintain safe and secure working environment described by the good level of employee participation in reporting and following up on SHE observations such as unsafe conditions behavior that occurs in the workplace.
In terms of environmental management, the Company’s entire business unit received Blue rating on PROPER evaluation in 2017-2018 by the Ministry of Environment and Forestry of the Republic of Indonesia. This indicates that the entire Company’s operation has been adhered to the current applicable environmental laws and regulations. A total of two (2) of the Company’s business units had nominated to Green rating which means conducting environmental management with beyond compliance level.
In terms of biodiversity conservation, the Company has planted 887,274 mangrove seedlings. The number described the Company’s commitment in creating sustainability environment around the Company’s operations area and brings the Company closer to the target of planting 1 million mangrove seeds
In 2018, the Company recorded some glorious achievement in SHE aspects due to work program which has been running well throughout the Company’s operating area.
A total of four (4) Business Units of the Company has been awarded Zero Accident Award 2018 from the Ministry of Energy of the Republic of Indonesia known as Patra Nirbhaya Award, among others; Patra Nirbhaya Karya Madya for EMP Malacca Strait S.A., EMP Bentu Limited, PT EMP Tonga and Patra Nirbhaya Karya Pratama for PT Visi Multi Artha. This achievement made the Company became the most awarded national private oil and gas company.
In addition, the Company also received Zero Accidents Award 2018 (Zero Accident Award) from the Mayor of Pekanbaru which was given to EMP Bentu Limited and EMP Korinci Baru Ltd.
The Company has also managed to maintain certification of ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certification by independent certification bodies through two (2) business unit; EMP Malacca Strait S.A and EMP Bentu Limited. In addition, EMP Bentu Limited also has earned SMK3 certification from the Ministry of Labor of the Republic of Indonesia as required in the Government Regulation No. 50 of 2012 on Occupational Safety and Health Management System.
Such accomplishments in 2018 did not make the Company stop improving SHE quality. Therefore, the Company has planned several targets in the future, among others: