Ukrgasvydobuvannya is the largest gas-producer in Ukraine, which activities are associated with an increased burden on the environment. On the path of balanced sustainable development, the priority principle of the Company is to ensure environmental balance. Therefore, one of the important goals of the Company is to minimise the impact of the Company's activities on the environment, and compliance with environmental and radiation safety requirements. The Company works with a large number of contractors, cooperation with which is based on mandatory compliance with environmental standards and legal requirements during the performance of the works at Ukrgasvydobuvannya's facilities.
Environmentalists of Ukrgasvydobuvannya ensure that the adverse environmental impact is minimised during production activities, that is, the Company's compliance with the requirements of international and Ukrainian laws.
The Company has an Environmental Policy based on the principles of leadership and responsibility. Its main goal is to continuously enhance the harmonisation of the Company's economic interests with environmental and social priorities. Based on the Environmental Policy, the Company's strategic environmental goals and further strategy for environmental safety, environmental protection, and preservation were defined and approved.
SOU "Environmental Management System of Ukrgasvydobuvannya JSC. Main provisions, tasks, and functions." is enforced in the Company. It allows implementing principles of balanced development, which is ensured by a combination of environmental, economic, and social interests.
The environmental management system is integrated into all workflows of the Company, and environmentalists of Ukrgasvydobuvannya monitor the environmental impact, compliance with standards and laws in the field of environmental protection, work to identify environmental risks and potential threats, and implement measures aimed at minimising and preventing adverse impact on the environment.
The introduction of the latest environmental management system and the implementation of comprehensive measures aimed at improving the level of environmental and radiation safety allows us effectively fulfiling our obligations to protect the environment and achieve our goals on the way to implementing the Company's environmental policy.
An important step that demonstrates the practical performance of Ukrgasvydobuvannya's environmental policy, based on the European principles adopted by Ukraine, is to confirm the compliance of the Environmental Management System with the requirements of the international standard DSTU ISO 14001:2015. The text of the standard can be accessed here.
Under the provisions of the SOU 09.1-30019775-171:2022, to unify the requirements for interaction with contractors in the field of environmental protection, the Company enforced: