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Commitment to Health, Safety and Environment - HSE

What is HSE?

HSE is a term associated with industrial safety, occupational health and environmental issues relating to business activities. HSE activities deal with these issues in a systematic and effective manner, reducing risks to the maximum possible extent and enhancing the value of the corporation. They must be managed in a comprehensive and collective manner. HSE Management System (HSEMS) is a mechanism by which a corporation is shaped. The Group's HSE Policy and HSEMS, both initially introduced by Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) in 1997, were revised during 2001 in line with the Group's strategic objectives. New HSEMS Guidelines were also introduced to ensure that health, safety and environmental considerations were firmly embedded in the day-to-day operations of the Company.

Recognizing the importance of this activity from an early stage, ADNOC has, in cooperation with its group companies, devoted care and attention to this initiative. Abu Dhabi is one of the areas in the Gulf region where HSE related activities are zealously implemented.

ADOC's Efforts

In keeping with ADNOC's introduction of HSEMS, ADOC commenced HSE activities by creating our own HSEMS manual in accordance with the ADNOC guidelines; we have been aggressively promoting HSE activities in accordance with this manual. We have set up the HSE Committee in order to implement and promote all aspects of HSE. The committee's activities include;

  • Enforcing the Codes of Practice (CoP) proposed by ADNOC to spell out all aspects of HSE activities.
  • Carrying out a survey of the possible impact of business projects including existing facilities on HSEIA (HSE Impact Assessment).
  • Participation in HSEMS – related workshops etc.
    In conjunction with the above, the HSE Committee is also engaged in a variety of other activities, which include;
  • Formulating HSE education and training programs which are provided in accordance with the employee's work experience or position.
  • Conducting HSE patrols that are designed to enhance on-site HSE management.
  • Carrying out emergency drills.
  • Submitting applications in the ADNOC Annual HSE Award program, which recognizes outstanding achievements in HSE activities.

We will continue to actively carry out HSE activities, to improve our industrial safety and health policies/ practices and environmental protection. This will be reflected in the day-to-day running of our Company.


The ADNOC Annual HSE Awards program is designed to recognize outstanding achievements by the employees and affiliated contractors of the ADNOC group of companies in the areas of Health, Safety and Environment. The Award provides tangible evidence of ADNOC's commitment to HSE and is a key element in the ongoing initiative to promote HSE among company employees and contractors.

The Awards program motivates companies, teams and individuals to investigate and instigate activities that are beneficial to the health and safety of all employees, the community, and the environment in which they operate. Based on the pursuit of continuous improvement and achievements through our HSE activities, our applications are submitted to ADNOC for the Annual HSE Awards. Up to now, we have received the awards listed below, and our HSE activities are both recognized and highly regarded by ADNOC and its group of companies.

  1. The Supreme Winner of the 2000 HSE Award for our Sour Gas Injection Project.
  2. The Runner-up for the 2002 HSE Award in the Environment category, for our implementation of Tank Gas Recovery Project.
  3. The Runner-up for the 2003 HSE Award in the Health category, for improving of working environment inside Process Vessel etc. (Spot Cooler)
  4. The winner of the 2004 HSE Award in the Health category, for our Heat Stress Prevention.
  5. Special Recognition Award of the 2005 HSE Award in the Health category, for our Management of Asbestos for Reducing Occupational Health Risks.
  6. Special Recognition Award of the 2006 HSE Award,for our Safe Method for Gas Turbine Compressor Washing.
  7. Group Company & Contactor Partnerships Award of 2006 HSE Award,for our Installation of Artificial Fish Bank.
  8. The Runner-up Award of the 2007 HSE Award in Safety category,for our Setting Cement Retainer by CT Setting Tool during Rig Operation.
  9. The Winner of the 2008 HSE Award in Environmental category,for our Installation of Solar Panels at ADOC Abu Dhabi Office.
  10. Special Recognition Award of 2011 HSE Award,for our Regeneration and Cultivation of Nubarraz Marine Ecosystem.
  11. Partnership Award of 2012 HSE Award,for our Nurturing Marine Ecosystem.
  12. Special Recognition Award of 2013 HSE Award,for our Offshore Well Testing in Environmentally Sensitive Areas.
  13. HSE Performance Award of 2014 HSE Award.

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