Global MPD Services
Health, Safety, & Environment Guiding Principles
Global MPD Services, will protect the health and safety of all persons affected by our business activities, and protect the environment in all of our operations. Health, safety and environmental excellence are a primary management objective and the responsibility of every Global MPD Services employee. The Company is dedicated to continuous efforts to make its operations compatible with protecting people, property, and the environment. The Company is committed, on a global basis, to achieving health, safety, and environmental excellence in all of our business practices and operations. The Company’s policy is implemented through the following ten guiding principles with the oversight of the Chief Health Safety and Environmental Director and in conjunction with the Company’s Code of Business Conduct.
Management at all levels of the Company will be actively committed to the achievement of health, safety, and environmental excellence in the conduct of our business. Every manager shall demonstrate commitment to this goal and shall strive to provide adequate resources to achieve this goal and follow these principles. Through communication with our employees, it is our goal to ensure that the Company’s commitment to health, safety, and environmental excellence is reflected in day to day operations.
We will maintain and enhance a Company wide organizational structure and culture that recognizes and encourages the full and active participation of all employees in the systematic management of health, safety, and environmental issues. We will also enhance a culture that allows for the transfer of information and best practices across all levels of the Company.
Achievement of health, safety, and environmental excellence depends heavily on the continuing participation and accountability of management. Responsibility for health and safety and the protection of the environment is a matter of corporate policy and is a matter of law, with potentially severe consequences for failure to comply. Management at all levels is responsible for ensuring that operations are conducted in accordance with this policy and that appropriate health, safety, and environmental programs, procedures and systems of work have been developed and implemented for each facility and operation under their supervision.
4. Management Systems and Standards
We will develop, implement and continuously improve effective health, safety, and environmental management systems and develop standards that reflect best industry practices. We will extend our knowledge by conducting or supporting research where practicable on the health, safety, and environmental effects of our products, work practices, processes, services, and waste materials.
5. Risk Management
We will ensure that potential health, safety, and environmental risks associated with all our activities are assessed as early as is practicable in order to minimize and manage adverse effects and to identify opportunities for improvement. The Company will strive to eliminate or manage any foreseeable hazards that may endanger health, safety, or the environment.
6. Legislative Compliance
We will operate to standards that will comply with the requirements of appropriate national and international legislation and codes of practice and will strive beyond compliance and recognize these principles as a valued way of life. We will participate with governments and others in creating responsible laws, regulations, and standards to help safeguard the workplace, community, and environment. Where no regulatory controls exist, we shall adopt and impose our own health, safety, and environmental standards in accordance with relevant industry standards of practice.
Training is an essential element of HSE excellence. Health, safety, and environmental managers and staff will be qualified by reason of education or experience to discharge their responsibilities and will participate in a program of continuing professional development. In addition, the Company is committed to provide training and development on health, safety, and environmental matters that is appropriate to each employee’s job duties and responsibilities. The management of each of the operating groups shall take steps to assure that appropriate training is conducted on a regular basis.
8. Emissions to Land, Air and Water
We will comply with applicable legal requirements and where the Company’s standards are more stringent apply those standards to minimize the environmental impact of our activities including emissions to land, air, and water.
9. Continuous Improvement
The Company believes that effective HSE management is good business. As in other areas of our business, the Company is committed to continuous improvement of HSE management practices. We believe that adherence to these ten principles will assist us in achieving our objectives of HSE excellence. Each year we will identify specific goals against which we will measure our progress toward HSE excellence.
10. Monitor, Audit and Review
Effective management requires on-going assessment and review to determine whether the health, safety, and environmental policy is being appropriately implemented. Accordingly, an on-going assessment, self-evaluation, and audit program shall be implemented and maintained for operations throughout the Company. The objective of this program is to provide management and the Board of Directors with verification that operations are in compliance with laws, regulations, company policies, and standards, and to facilitate the spread of best practices throughout the Company’s operations.