Action plan to preserve biodiversity

DMA, G4-EN12,
G4-EN-11, G4-EN14

In 2015, PJSC LUKOIL approved its biodiversity conservation program PJSC LUKOIL Order No.136 of July 23, 2015. , establishing the legal framework, obligations, principles, and approaches to biodiversity conservation, and outlining the requirements for measures developed for the Company’s offshore facilities in the Russian Arctic region. The document sets out LUKOIL’s obligations: DMA

  • strive to avoid operations within the habitats of valuable and protected flora and fauna, in sensitive environmental areas, during the growing season of plants, at the times of reproduction and migration of wildlife or to minimize exposure within specific areas or during specific seasons, if it cannot be avoided altogether;
  • strive to prevent the creation of permanent and insurmountable obstacles to the migration of wild animals in the form of linear structures;
  • take measures to avoid or minimize the impact of Company personnel on wildlife and enforce such measures.

Based on this program, entities are developing action plans for the conservation of biodiversity. In 2016, the Company launched an expedition to study the Atlantic walrus in the south-eastern Barents Sea in the areas exposed to the operations of OOO Varandey Terminal (jointly with WWF Russia and Marine Mammal Council). The work involved using satellite transmitters and photographic recorders to observe the migratory routes of walruses and their patterns of breeding ground formation, as well as testing tissue samples for toxins. The work will continue in 2017.

Within the framework of the Environmental Safety Program of the LUKOIL Group entities for 2014–2018, measures aimed at biodiversity conservation have been implemented, with a total worth of 50 billion rubles. The financing of compensatory works on reproduction of fish resources in 2015–2016 amounted to more than 170 million rubles. 68 million young of valuable fish were raised and released into rivers. G4-EN12, G4-EN-11, G4-EN14

The Company’s subsidiaries outside of Russia are also engaged in biodiversity conservation.

In Uzbekistan, OOO LUKOIL Uzbekistan Operating Company developed a biodiversity conservation action plan for Khauzak–Shady, which became one of the first plans for the management of protected natural areas in the country. The document was approved and endorsed by the Bird Protection Society of Uzbekistan.The subsidiary’s experience may be shared across the LUKOIL Group, when introducing the ISO 14001:2015 requirements.

G4-EN11, G4-EN12
Areas of operations Biodiversity conservation program 2014–2018 Environmental Safety Program Financing, million RUB
2014–2018 planned 2014–2016 actual
Marine biosystems
Measures to prevent adverse impact Impact assessment, action plan development.
Rules for the personnel.
An Atlantic walrus monitoring program was launched jointly with the WWF
Upgrading of fish protection framework as part of revamping of the water intake structures and hydroelectric installations of hydro power plants 150 0
Redress of harm to biological resources Restoration of aquatic biological resources 300 300
Sediment control in minor rivers, including locations of underwater pipeline crossings Environmental Protection Events
Onshore ecosystems
Remediation of disturbed and oil-contaminated land Emergency prevention (also by replacing pipelines, holding emergency prevention and response exercises) 42,300 31,600 The amount includes the cost of offshore emergency prevention and response exercises.
Remediation of disturbed and contaminated land 3,900 3,800
All ecosystems
Environmental monitoring of the natural environments IEC and local monitoring: open waters, benthal deposits, soils, fauna All activities 2,800 1,500
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