QHSE POLICY

Our culture: Safety, Health, Environment

Every single accident can be prevented

"Accidents not only hurt people, but reduce our productivity, lower our reliability and damage our image. At a time when our organization takes on the greatest challenges on the market, we cannot accept such consequences. We are convinced that only by providing the highest level of work safety practises we can provide top-level service to our customers, commitment to the employees and meet the objectives."

Pergemine develops the activities pertaining to its mission by pursuing excellence and promoting protection of its workers’ Health and Safety. The fundamental principles are that:
all accidents and work related diseases can be avoided;
Safety is the responsibility of each one of us;
safety is a work condition;
training is an essential element in having safe workplaces;
the most critical element of success for a Safety programme is people training;
safe work practises must be strengthened; all unsafe actions and conditions must be promptly corrected;
management must be directly accountable for the prevention of accidents and occupational diseases;
prevention of occupational diseases and accidents is advantageous in terms of business
Investigating accidents, occupational diseases and incidents with potential accident risk is essential.

Pergemine acknowledges that the protection of the health of its employees and collaborators, as well as that of everyone involved in its activities in various capacities, is integral part of the company’s objectives and programmes. Management and every operational area are responsible and made aware regard achieving high-level results.

Health is top priority and an essential parameter to reach higher quality in our performance. “Medical surveillance”, in constant collaboration with the “Competent Physician” and the Protection and Prevention Services, based on the specific knowledge of the production units and hazardous situations, implements measures to protect workers’ health and psychophysical integrity.

In compliance with law provisions in force on this subject, our company works with associations and competent authorities in developing regulations ever more pertinent to the health needs of the workers. It acts in conjunction with local communities, makes always known its commitment towards the workers, the community and the environment and pledges to seek constant improvements of its own actions in protecting the employees and third parties working with it.

Pergemine operates a Safety & Health management system as a tool of prevention, integration and constant improvement, aimed at reaching excellence in processes and results, through the engagement of motivated and competent resources. Improvement and expansion projects of the management system are also executed, with the goal to strengthen the top-level positions reached. Improved results are coupled with the increasing value of the operations performed.

In reference to OHSAS 18001 standard, the following points are essential elements in Pergemine’s management style:
responsibility, management’s authority and leadership, to update and improve the management system through periodic reviews;
plan and design the activities;
check the documentation and the pertaining data;
adequacy of business supplies;
handling of remarks, problems and nonconformities;
identification and implementation of corrective and preventive actions to improve the processes;
personnel trained, aware and competent;;
systematic use of checks and audits;
being prepared and respond to emergencies;
timely communication and based on objective data;
periodic assessment of risks to determine future objectives.

In pursuing continuous improvement, periodic updates to the Management System are implemented, in particular:
Upper Management promotes the commitment to continuous improvement on the subject of workers’ safety and health;
procedures and technical operational instructions regulating phases, activities and processes consider Safety and Health measures as elements integrated in such activities;
the business relationships established with vendors and subcontractors goes beyond the mere contract and control aspects, being aware of the common interest.
re-examination and innovation activities promote constant improvement through scrutiny, re-engineering and improvement of processes, on the base of past performance.
the ongoing investment in targeted research and development allows an efficient and timely transmission of the results into the operating process;
staff is encouraged to participate in identifying procedures fit to improve health and safety in operations. This takes place both during periodic meetings held at the workplace and with written suggestions as well as safety meetings.
the results of this commitment lead to advanced solutions for correct management of the drill sites and the workshop, for energy savings in production processes and reduction of environment impact in the areas of operation.

Environment

"We are aware that nature is a shared good: it belongs to no one in particular, but must be protected by all! For this reason, we want to excel in our field of activity and do our best to maintain unaltered the community’s most precious heritage: nature"

The objectives

Pergemine is aware that activities directly and indirectly connected to providing drilling contractor services to third parties affect the environment and has decided that such activities must be carried out with maximum respect of the surrounding environment and by enacting all the technical and organizational precautions designed to contain the impact to acceptable and compatible levels.
Pergemine’s objective is therefore to reach and constantly improve a high-level standard on the matter of protecting the environmental and community.

Pergemine has developed for some years now initiatives meant at researching and applying technologies with lesser environmental impact and energy savings in reference to its own environmental responsibilities, identifiable by the contract that sets the relation between the Customer and Pergemine.

With this statement, Pergemine pledges to develop an Environmental Management System at its drill sites compliant with UNI EN ISO 14001 (November 1996 edition). A well-structured system integrated with the whole set of management activities, made of a series of procedures, methodologies and operational controls on pollution prevention systems, and focused on reaching specific objectives in hierarchical order. This is how Pergemine wants to implement and maintain a series of activities fit to protect the environment in which it operates, in every relevant aspect, by monitoring each production process in consideration of the environmental impact.

Pergemine’s policy on the environment aims at keeping an active Environmental Management System, in compliance with legal standards and contractual provisions, characterized by the definition of specific objectives and goals on environmental matters that Pergemine can control or can influence directly or indirectly, with the aim to obtain UNI EN ISO 14001 certification from an independent qualified third party board.

Therefore, within the context of its own activity, Pergemine takes full responsibility for the environmental impact it produces and commits to:
know ahead of time the environment in which it is going to operate;
know the relations between its own operations, own sites and the environment;
implement all measures of prevention and reduction of the impact and control of the environmental risk, environmental monitoring regards the activity, emergency action in case of accidents, by using the best technology available, effective on the environment and reasonable from the stand point of business;
develop a kind of management integrated with the Customer’s responsibilities regards the environment.
monitor, verify and improve its own the Environment Management System.

Involvement of all the staff

Reaching the objectives defined by Top Management can be achieved only with the collaboration of all the workers. This is why Pergemine adopted a series of procedures set to protect the environment. The task for each staff member, and in particular of senior and junior managers for the respective area of responsibilities, is to verify and periodically ensure that the principles set are respected. And more of all, Pergemine wants to develop awareness in each worker, so that he/she becomes an active subject in the safeguard of the environment.

Monitoring and control

Activities with substantial environmental impact are monitored through procedures defined and described in the Environment Management Manual. The following points are identified as fundamental elements of the style of management:
responsibility, management’s authority and leadership, to update and improve the management system through periodic reviews;
plan and design the activities;
check the documentation and the pertinent data;;
adequacy of business supplies;
handling of remarks, problems and nonconformities;
Identification and implementation of corrective and preventive actions to improve the processes;
personnel trained, aware and competent;
systematic use of checks and audits;
being prepared and respond to emergencies;
timely communication and based on objective data;

Results reached

Electrification of the sites. Contrary to the traditional sites, where electricity is provided via generator groups powered by diesel engines, the Val D’Agri sites use power grid electricity for their operations: no CO2 emission in the atmosphere;
Soundproofing: measures to limit the equipment’s noise impact have been adopted. For example, generator groups, air compressors, winches and machinery in general used in carrying out routine activities identifiable as potential noise emission sources have undergone verification and were made compliant with the regulations in force by planning adequate protections;

Pergemine ha ottenuto il premio ENI Safety Award 2018


winner of ENI Safety Award 2014

winner of ENI Safety Award 2016

winner of ENI Safety Award 2016