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Oil Search Environmental Management Certified as ISO 14001 Compliant

by PNG Business News - March 31, 2021

Oil Search continues to place constructive environmental conservation at the forefront of its activities. To that end, it maintains an efficient environmental protection scheme that complies with the ISO 14001 global standard's specifications.

The Company is dedicated to preserving and reducing environmental impact in the communities.

Oil Search's oil and gas facilities are located in some of the world's most isolated and environmentally diverse locations. It is critical that its infrastructure and management processes are equipped to handle the threats that its operations pose to the natural environment.

Leon Buskens, Oil Search Country Manager said, “This is an outstanding result for Oil Search. The ISO 14001 recertification provides assurance to our shareholders and other stakeholders of our commitment to safe and environmentally responsible operations.” 

Over the course of five days, an analysis of the Company's Environment Management System (EMS) was performed through the Oil Search PNG Business Unit (BU). The audit looked into Oil Search's environmental inspection results, EMS training logs, and relevant contracts that included clauses requiring vendors to follow the company's environmental policies and procedures.

The organization first obtained ISO 14001 certification in 2009 and has retained it for the last ten years.

Oil Search is committed to recognizing and mitigating the detrimental effects its activities can have on workers and contractor personnel, local community residents, and the ecosystem as a responsible operator, as well as defining opportunities for quality development and optimizing productive business operations.

Oil Search's contributions to water, pollution, biodiversity, land use, food care, education and security, and carbon mitigation are outlined in concrete strategies for Health, Welfare, Environment and Security, Social Responsibility, and Climate Change policies. 

The company takes a cautious approach to address possibly harmful environmental and social effects on the broader economy and surrounding climate. This entails frequent consultation with communities on how the company's activities can affect them, as well as ensuring that their property, culture, wealth, and rights are safeguarded.

Oil Search has set 2021 Key Success Indicators for waste management and greenhouse gas emissions reduction as part of its ongoing pledge to good environmental performance. This involves reducing onsite waste disposal and introducing greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction measures that lead to a GHG level reduction of more than 30% for all managed assets by 2030.



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