Nostrum aims to operate in a responsible manner to ensure the safety of employees, contractors and the environment. Safety is a personal and shared responsibility and Nostrum is committed to occupational health and environmental impact mitigation. We believe everybody working at or visiting our facilities has a right to return home safely and to perform their duties under safe working conditions.
Making positive impact
We have operated in Kazakhstan for more than 20 years and during this time the Company has sought to be a responsible and transparent company which places the public interest at the core of decision-making processes. We have a deep understanding of, and respect for, the needs of the communities in which we operate, and we therefore prioritise the ethical management of our people, our communities and our environment.
Safety is at the core of our operations. Our field sites are in remote locations, making rigorous safety procedures essential and the safety of all our employees is our number one priority.
Nostrum adheres to internationally recognised health, safety and environmental standards and seeks to comply with ISO 14001,ISO 50001 and ISO 45001 Occupational Health and Safety Standards.
A major achievement in 2019 was the formation of a Board Health, Safety, Environment and Communities Committee which has oversight over health, safety and environmental matters. This Committee is focused on five key QHSE pillars which define our approach to sustainable operations and in 2019 redrafted Nostrum’s ‘Golden Rules’ on safety:
UN Sustainable Development Goals
Nostrum’s approach to sustainability is guided by the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (‘SDG’s’). These SDGs aim to end poverty and reduce inequality while addressing climate change and environmental preservation. They are an important focus for Nostrum as they assist the Company in prioritising sustainable development matters, and aligning these global challenges with our business strategy.
For more information, please see https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org.
In 2019, the committee, together with senior management, re-drafted the ‘Golden Rules’ and their importance at all levels. The ‘Golden Rules’ set out clear and simple ‘do’s and don’ts’, covering activities deemed to have the highest potential safety risk, based on both international and company incident statistics. Managers and contract owners communicated the ‘Golden Rules’ across the group, explaining the purpose, expectations and consequences. Employees who observe rule breaking or unsafe activity can use Hazard Observation Cards to alert their supervisor or manager.