Pakistan Petroleum Limited (PPL) strives to maintain international standards and best industry practices to ensure consistency in provision of safe energy from indigenous sources. The company recognizes that operational safety and health for staff and contractors, maintaining quality of processes and outputs and constricting the ecological footprint of operations promotes excellence and corporate responsibility.

Process safety management is instrumental in pre-empting accidents and spill risks during oil and gas operations

Quality, Health, Safety and Environment (QHSE) function was established to provide integrated support for assurance and control of technical and administrative operations, works performance and asset integrity besides, inculcating safety awareness and adopting best operational practices in strict compliance with statutory Health, Safety and Environment standards.

For consistency in implementation of standard QHSE practices, staff capacity building sessions on emergency response, asset integrity and process safety are regularly held. Moreover, safety guidelines are provided to staff, contractors and guests visiting fields and office locations. QHSE practices and tools are integrated into the management and operational processes, including SAP audit management and quality modules, to obtain tangible benefits through efficient monitoring. On the conservation front, reporting to relevant provincial environmental 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 new projects/ development work.

As a result, 13 assets and departments are certified for ISO 14001 Environmental Management System (EMS) and 17 for ISO 9001 Quality Management System (QMS) and 14 for ISO 45001 Occupational Health & Safety Management System (OHSMS).

In order to sustain and update compliance, all certified facilities and departments undergo regular internal and external surveillance audits, following which corrective measures are implemented, if required.

Employees from various technical departments are qualified lead auditors for ISO 9001 QMS, ISO 14001 EMS and ISO 45001 OHSMS to assist in executing audits.

In recognition of its efforts to ensure operational health, safety and environmental conservation, PPL has received the Employers’ Federation of Pakistan’s prestigious Occupational Safety, Health and Environment Best Practices Awards in 2012 and 2014.