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Safety, Environment, and Health Policy: Get to know - Petrobras

Safety, Environment, and Health Policy

Our safety, environment, energy efficiency, and health activities are guided by a policy that covers, among others, topics such as workforce education, training, and commitment.

Get to know the principles of the policy:

  • Committed to caring for life and the environment and to promoting ethical and safe behavior, the company's workforce pledges to:
  • Reduce the risks to people’s security and health and strengthen process safety;
  • Take care of one another in the workplace and, if in doubt, stop and seek help;
  • Prevent and minimize environmental impacts of projects, processes, and products;
  • Prevent, monitor, and control the impacts of our activities on the communities where we operate;
  • Take SEH requirements and climate change into account in business decisions;
  • Strengthen the SEH culture with a focus on education, training, and awareness;
  • Transparently communicate information and performance in SEH;
  • Seek alignment with the industry’s best SEH practices, pursuant to the legislation, regulations, rules, and standards;
  • Anticipate and respond promptly to emergencies;
  • Demand that suppliers and partners comply with SEH requirements and recommendations;
  • Continuously implement improvements in SEH.

Together with the principles, the Policy includes the 15 SEH Guidelines:

  1. Leadership and Responsibility

    By incorporating health, safety and environment to our corporate strategy, we reassert the commitment of all of our employees and contractors to the pursuit of excellence in these areas.

  2. Legal Compliance

    Our activities must be in compliance with the current health, safety and environment legislation.

  3. Risk Assessment and Management

    Risks inherent to our activities should be identified, assessed and managed to avoid accidents and/or ensure the minimization of their effects.

  4. New Undertakings

    New projects must be in accordance with the legislation and incorporate the best health, safety and environment practices throughout their life cycle.

  5. Operation and Maintenance

    Our operations must be carried out according to established procedures and using appropriate equipment and facilities, which have been inspected and are in proper conditions to ensure compliance with the health, safety and environment requirements.

  6. Change Management

    Temporary or permanent changes must be assessed aiming to eliminate and/or minimize risks resulting from their deployment.

  7. Good and Service Procurement

    Contractor, supplier and partner performance in health, safety and environment must be compatible with that used by Petrobras System.

  8. Qualification, Education, and Awareness

    Training, education and awareness should be provided continuously in order to underpin the workforce's commitment to performance in health, safety and environment.

  9. Information Management

    Information and knowledge related to health, safety and the environment should be accurate, up to date and documented in order to facilitate queries and use.

  10. Communications

    Information on health, safety and the environment must be stated in a clear, objective and fast manner in order to produce the desired effects.

  11. Contingency

    Emergency situations must be foreseen and handled quickly and efficiently to reduce their effects to the fullest possible extent.

  12. Relationship with the Community

    We must ensure the safety of the communities where we have operations, and keep them informed about the impacts and/or risks that may derive from our activities.

  13. Accident and Incident Analysis

    Accidents and incidents resulting from our operations should be examined, investigated and documented in order to avoid recurrence and/or to minimize their effects.

  14. Product Management

    We must ensure the health, safety and environment aspects of our products, from the source to final destination, and undertake all efforts to continuously reduce the impacts we may cause.

  15. Ongoing Improvement Process

    Ongoing improvements must be made to the performance in health, safety and environment at all levels to ensure its progress in these areas.