Through a resolution by the Board of Directors, INPEX has defined a groupwide Health, Safety and Environmental Policy (HSE Policy) that aims to ensure the health and safety of its employees, contractors, project partners, local community members, and all other stakeholders while addressing global environmental issues and generating environmental value. The policy shall be applied to all employees and contractors who engage in INPEX Group activities, including our operational sites.
This policy is implemented through the combined efforts of the corporate HSE Unit—comprising the HSE Management System (HSEMS), Health & Safety, Process Safety, Security & Crisis Management, and Environment groups—and by way of our robust HSE Management System.
We continue to enhance our HSE management practices by giving priority to the following eight commitments based on INPEX Vision @2022:
- Demonstration of HSE leadership by our senior management executives
- Contributing to carbon-reduction projects through HSE management
- Performing thorough risk management
- Strengthening incident prevention efforts
- Preventing leaks from facility processes
- Preparing for emerging threats1
- Helping to address global environmental challenges and creating environmental value
- Reinforcing infection control measures
1 Emerging threats: Geopolitical risks, cyberterrorism, large-scale natural disasters, etc.
Message from the Officer in Charge of HSE
To realize the sustainable energy development, we advocate as part of our Mission, we are required to conform to high ethical standards as a member of society and foster a corporate culture that prioritizes safety and environmental conservation.
To maintain a stable energy supply, we must conduct our business internationally in search of natural resources. To this end, we have developed our HSE Management System (HSEMS) and conduct our activities in accordance with global standards.
In addition to our Group-wide HSE Policy, we have developed a comprehensive HSEMS Manual to ensure our policy is thoroughly and reliably implemented. We are expanding our platform of operation to ensure safety and protect the environment by applying the four basic principles of leadership, risk management, continuous improvement, and implementation as we conduct our activities.
Furthermore, in relation to our INPEX Vision @2022 ambitions, we will support the efforts to realize a net zero carbon society while meeting domestic and global energy demand by leveraging the HSE management expertise accumulated through our oil and natural gas business to develop the required internal infrastructure.
Our senior management executives will proactively demonstrate HSE leadership and work together with worksites on HSE management, aiming to achieve zero major accidents.2 Specifically, we will ensure compliance with the fundamental Life-saving Rules and strengthen our process safety management.
We will also steadily promote initiatives to support the eight commitments for further improvements to our HSE leadership, management, systems and processes, as outlined above, which are defined in INPEX Vision @2022.
Going forward, through our relentless pursuit of HSE excellence, we will contribute to society by improving our resilience in the oil and gas business and fulfilling our responsibility to ensure a stable supply of clean energy.
2 Major accidents: Fatalities, major leaks, or serious injuries occurring in an operator project