In accordance with the requirements of the Environmental Management System of KMG and requirements of the Republic of Kazakhstan as part of the implementation of each project the environmental impact assessment (EIA) is carried out in order to determine the environmental and other consequences of the options of the managerial and business decisions, make recommendations to improve the environment, prevent the destruction, degradation, damage and depletion of natural ecological systems and natural resources.
Environmental and industrial safety is ensured by means of application of modern technologies in production works with minimal impact on the environment, including aquatic environment and biological resources, collection and transportation of all types of industrial and consumer waste, their further recycling and reclamation opportunities.
For example, when implementing KMG’s offshore projects, which are implemented by a subsidiary JSC “Offshore Oil Company “KazMunayTeniz” before, during and after completion of production stages the environmental baseline studies and monitoring of the impact of production processes on the ecosystem of the Caspian Sea are conducted, with the determination of chemical characteristics, state of: vegetation, plankton, benthos, fish, birds, mammals, etc.
As a result of ongoing research and gathering of information for the EIA, a certain amount of data has been accumulated regarding the state of environment of the territories under responsibility of KMG, including water area of the North Caspian, which are entered into an environmental database of KMG. This information is used to prepare and adjust regional maps and environmental vulnerability taken into account for the organization of production work.
In addition, public consultations with involvement of stakeholders are held as part of implementation of each KMG’s projects: administrative, governmental and regulatory agencies, research organizations, public associations, local population, media, etc. As a result of public consultations the necessary measures are taken, taking into account recommendations and views of stakeholders. For example, public consultations on such KMG’s new projects, as “Project N” and “Urikhtau” have been held.