- A targeted corporate biodiversity conservation program has been adopted.
- Percentage of discharged contaminated wastewater brought down to 0.3% of the total wastewater generation.
- The Russian entities performed over and above their waste handling target, with the waste disposal exceeding its generation.
- reduced atmospheric emissions,
- waste amounts on the entities’ books,
- discharges of contaminated wastewater.
Plans for the Future
- Further improve the corporate integrated Health, Safety and Environment Management System.
- Implement measures set out in the LUKOIL Group’s 2017–2019 Program of Health and Safety, Better Working Environment, Emergency Prevention and Response.
- Implement measures set out in the LUKOIL Group’s 2014–2018 Environmental Safety Program.
- Implement measures set forth in the All-Russian Plan and Cooperation Agreement between the Russian Ministry of Natural Resources, the Russian Federal Supervisory Natural Resources Management Service, and PJSC LUKOIL, including construction of APG utilization and waste processing facilities of OOO LUKOIL-Komi, introduction of a marine environment management system at the fields of OOO LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhskneft in the Caspian Sea; and construction of water treatment facilities on the sites of LUKOIL-Komi’s Yareganeft Oil Mines Division.
- Commission four waste disposal sites in the Timan-Pechora Oil and Gas Province, and one in Western Siberia.
Environmental principles CPI 1.1
The key principle followed by LUKOIL management is to maintain an environmental and economic balance of production, environmental safety, and the best practices employed by global oil and gas businesses. In its environmental activities, the Company is committed to the following principles:
- observe the requirements imposed by the laws of Russia and countries of the Company’s presence;
- employ innovative practices to maintain environmental safety and enable efficient nature management;
- choose, for the most part, preventive measures over reactive ones;
- at all times follow the “zero discharge” principle, while operating in offshore locations;
- engage stakeholders;
- build information transparency.
Company engagement in environmental initiatives and environmental ratings
LUKOIL is a party to environmental initiatives, such as the Green Office, and the Carbon Disclosure Project (CDP). The Green Office consists of self-imposed obligations to improve the environment in office spaces. Being a party to the project, the Company can bring down its energy consumption (by installing energy-saving lighting fixtures) and thus cut back on its greenhouse gas emissions. Under the international CDP project, the Company voluntarily discloses the details of its greenhouse gas emissions and takes measures to reduce them. G4-15
LUKOIL also signed a cooperation agreement with WWF Russia, whereby it engages in bilateral discussions, workshops, information and data exchange in relation to environmental projects and the conservation of nature.
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 the 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.
According to the Rating of Environmental Performance of Russian Oil and Gas Companies Organized by WWF Russia and the Russian advisory group CREON Energy., PJSC LUKOIL is among the top five environmental performers. In 2016, LUKOIL was declared the winner in a special category For High Quality and Availability of Environmental Reports on Rating Indicators.