As a reliable provider of safe energy from indigenous sources, Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) recognizes safety as a key requirement of operational excellence and corporate responsibility, particularly towards its staff. Every effort is made to inculcate safety awareness and adopt best operational practices in strict compliance with statutory Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) standards.

To meet HSE requirements, regular Emergency Response Training exercises are held and safety guidelines issued to all staff and visitors at field and office locations. Moreover, HSE orientation and management workshops are offered throughout the year for capacity building at various levels.

In terms of international HSE certification 13 operational facilities at various company-operated fields and head office departments  are certified for ISO 14001 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series. These include Kandhkot, Adhi, Mazarani and Chachar fields, Sui Field Gas Compression Station, Sui Production and Sui Field Engineering, Stores and Hospital together with Drilling Operations, Design and Construction, HSE and Projects departments. In addition, Sui Purification is certified for OHSAS 18001. Audits of remaining facilities are also underway.

Similarly, PPL strives to reduce the ecological footprint of its operations to conserve the integrity of the environment and ensure operational sustainability. Reporting to relevant provincial environment protection agencies or EPAs is carried out through the Self Monitoring and Reporting Tool for compliance with the National Environmental Quality Standards. Initial Environment Examination and Environment Impact Assessment studies are mandatory prior to initiating development work.

PPL employees from various technical departments are qualified lead auditors for ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001. In recognition of its efforts to promote environmental conservation and sustainable development, PPL received the National Forum for Environment and Health’s Annual Environmental Excellence Award in 2006, 2008, 2009 and 2010.