A message from the Chairman of the Management Board
We are working in a major oil company and carry out complex and potentially hazardous work in nearly every region of Kazakhstan. As we all know, 2020 was a tough year for the industry, but despite the challenges, we did not only ensure the stability of production processes, but also significantly improved our HSE performance.
For the first time since JSC NC "KazMunayGas" became a member of International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP), the lost time injury rate and number of motor vehicle crashes have become lower than the average IOGP figures. This was facilitated by the long-term purposeful efforts of all employees of the KMG Group, leadership and support of the Board of Directors, and the introduction of the best industry practices.
It is worth mentioning that for the first time in history of JSC NC "KazMunayGas", the year ended without any work-related fatal accidents.
In addition, I would like to thank each and every employee of our large team for their personal contribution to development of a safety culture at our production facilities.
At the same time, the last year had its share of incidents and accidents, that is why today we have one common goal: at the very least, to keep our performance at the current level, and continue improving it. I believe that in the future, thanks to our joint efforts, we will achieve the best HSE results.
In accordance with the approved Environmental Policy, KMG management and subsidiaries follow the policy of zero tolerance towards damage and loss due to environmental pollution.
We continue to follow the path of environmentally responsible business, develop the environmental management system, and continue our dialogues with all stakeholders. As a result, for the 4th time in a row, KMG takes 1st place in the Environmental Data Transparency Rating among Kazakhstan oil and gas companies based on an independent assessment by WWF Russia, National Rating Agency and Creon Group.
As you all know, 2021 saw adoption of a new Environmental Code of the Republic of Kazakhstan. The country has taken the course towards decarbonization and tightening environmental requirements, standards are being introduced to switch to the best available technology (BAT) and minimise environmental impact.
With this in mind, in order to increase attention to environmental safety, reduce environmental impact and take measures to meet the new requirements and fit with the global trends, I have decided to declare 2021 the Year of Ecology for the KMG Group.
Despite general decrease of the COVID pandemic spread, it still poses threat to human health and imposes certain restrictions to activities of companies, including ours. This is why, this year we all need to continue working together on implementing preventive measures and sanitary requirements. I would like to avail myself of this opportunity and call on all our employees to actively participate in the national vaccination campaign and get vaccinated against COVID as soon as it becomes possible.
Our employees are the highest value for JSC NC "KazMunayGas", thus our primary objective is to protect lives and health of all people working in KMG Group.
I encourage you to follow the simple health and safety rules so that, at the end of the day, each of us could return to their family safe and sound.
Chairman of the Management Board
JSC NC "KazMunayGas"