Health, safety and the environment
Health, safety and environment (HSE) standards continue to set us apart from our peers in many parts of the world. HSE is not only fundamental to how we manage risk and maintain our licence, it is helps us win new work.
Focusing on road safety
Road transport is one of our highest risk areas, particularly in Africa. Although our regional operations use contracted transportation, we follow and apply very strict standards and processes when contracting transporters to ensure that we appoint reputable and reliable service providers that manage their own operations in a sound and sustainable manner. This is also a strategic priority in our community investment.
Site safety for colleagues and communities
Every employee is bound by our HSE policies and we expect our business partners, suppliers and contractors to implement them along the value chain. We actively manage safety risks on behalf of our people and contractors through Rivo SafeGuard. This allows us to spot incident patterns and act to prevent further replication through initiatives and training.
Protecting land and marine environments from spills and waste
We sometimes inherit sites that are in a poor environmental state, having been damaged by years of pollution or chemical and oil spills. When this is the case, we apply the highest HSE standards to restore contaminated land and protect biodiversity – on sea and on land.
Reducing our carbon footprint
From locating storage tanks close to where fuel is needed and moving bitumen by barge instead of truck; to retailing clean, efficient vehicle fuels – our business model of safe, efficient oil storage and distribution is reducing transport emissions.
Reducing waste; conserving water
Many of our operations are in drought regions or in places where recycling infrastructure is limited. This calls for us to innovate and work with partners to protect the planet’s finite resources and avoid waste creation. We continue to use sea water in our cooling and fire drill processes and are capturing volatile hydrocarbons that escape from ships, trucks and trains in Vapour Recovery Units.