4 CSR AND NON-FINANCIAL INFORMATION - Limiting our environmental impact and operating in a safe environment
4.2 Limiting our environmental impact and operating in a safe environment Protecting people and the environment is an issue for all. For Rubis, it is a priority. As a committed and responsible company, the Group works continuously to protect its environment (section 4.2.2), and seeks to operate in complete safety (section 4.2.3). To manage this quality, health, safety and environmental approach, the Group has defined a general framework and a specific governance structure to be implemented for each activity (section 4.2.1).
4.2.1 OUR QHSE APPROACH
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reduce the probability of a severe event occurring. In addition, the Group is also keen to mitigate its environmental footprint (see section 4.2.2).
Rubis Terminal considers that protecting health and safety contributes to the success of the Company, and should therefore never be neglected, and that action must be taken upstream to avoid workplace injury or occupational illness. The Management of each Rubis Terminal industrial site has the obligation to ensure regular audits assessing compliance with safety principles and standards. Performance indicators have been set up in order to trigger and monitor a process of continuous improvement in respect to health and safety. Rubis Terminal’s Management and that of each facility make an annual commitment to employees, customers, suppliers, governments and local residents, pledging to apply a QHSE policy that incorporates safety improvement targets at each site. Managers also agree to adhere to recognized international QHSE standards, set out below. Lastly, Rubis Terminal has committed to a costed multi-year program to reduce its energy consumption and its CO 2 and atmospheric emissions, by circulating a document entitled “Group targets for environmental impacts and energy consumption” to limit its environmental footprint. The document sets out objectives for reducing greenhouse gas emissions, energy and water consumption, and waste management in the years to 2020.
The Group has defined a general framework for quality, health, safety and the environment (QHSE) to prevent risks and limit the negative impacts of its activity. The QHSE policy framework, referred to in Rubis’ Code of Ethics, states that each employee must act responsibly when performing their duties, comply with the health, safety and environmental protection procedures on site, and pay particular attention to compliance by all parties (colleagues, suppliers, external service providers, etc.). This common framework is shared by all Group activities. Each business division has drafted its own QHSE policy, in line with the general principles set out by Rubis , so that issues and risks that are specific to Rubis Énergie on the one hand, and Rubis Terminal on the other, can be taken into consideration. The business divisions have set up specific governance structures to implement these policies, clarifying the Group’s principles by translating them into operational requirements. The main objective of these QHSE policies is to prevent risks so as to better protect physical and environmental integrity and minimize the impacts of a major accident (see section 4.2.3). This is reflected in the implementation of the measures required to limit incidents as far as possible and thereby
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OVERSIGHT OF RISK MANAGEMENT The implementation of QHSE policies is overseen by facility Managers, assisted by the Rubis Énergie and Rubis Terminal Industrial, Technical and HSE Departments. At larger sites, quality and/or HSE engineers are also involved in this approach. Directors of subsidiaries and the functional departments report on their work in the field of HSE to Management Committee meetings held twice a year within each division, in the presence of Rubis Management. Rubis Terminal (storage activity) Rubis Terminal has circulated a document to all its subsidiaries setting out “the principles of Rubis Terminal’s safety culture.” These principles point out, through the commitments given by Rubis Terminal Management, that: • safety is one of the Group’s core values and must be shared, on a personal level, by all employees; • senior Managers are responsible for staff safety and must be held accountable.