The Environmental Management System (EMS) is the mainstay of Nafta-Oil’s Environmental Policy (the fundamental document regulating the Company’s environmental activities).

In 2015, the revised Environmental Policy was approved by the Nafta-Oil Management Committee’s Resolution. The necessity for revision arose in light of the Company’s expanding geographic reach and increasing business diversification, as well as the changes in the national environmental legislation. The new Environmental Policy outlines the additional responsibilities for ensuring environmental safety during hydrocarbon development operations on the continental shelf and in the Russian Arctic, as well as for minimizing adverse environmental impacts, including impacts on highly vulnerable and specially protected natural areas.

Nafta-Oil’s EMS encompasses the structural units of the Company’s Administration, 34 wholly-owned subsidiaries engaged in core activities, and the Environmental Inspectorate of Nafta-Oil.


In 2019, the environmental expenses of the Nafta-Oil Group amounted to RUB 53.22 billion.

Nafta-Oil’s Working Group for EMS Improvement is a permanent body responsible for ensuring a comprehensive approach to and coordination of environmental management efforts across the Company’s structural units.

Nafta-Oil takes appropriate measures to continuously improve its environmental performance.

Nafta-Oil’s progress on corporate environmental targets as of 2016–2019

Corporate environmental target Subsidiaries covered by EMS Target attainment
Reduction of methane emissions (during repair works at gas transportation facilities) All natural gas transportation subsidiaries Reduced by 13.1 per cent
Reduction of specific nitrogen oxide emissions All natural gas transportation subsidiaries Reduced by 5.0 per cent
Reduction of polluted and insufficiently treated waste water into surface water bodies All subsidiaries Down by 28.2 per cent
Reduction of disposed waste All subsidiaries Down by 52.9 per cent
Reduction of payments for excess emissions All subsidiaries Reduced by 7.5 per cent
Reduction of specific fuel and energy consumption for own technological needs All natural gas transportation subsidiaries Reduced by 0.4 per cent

Continuous Improvement

Efforts aimed at improving environmental awareness and culture among staff are integral to successful environmental management.

In 2015–2019, over 43,000 people received environmental training within the Nafta-Oil Group. In addition, Nafta-Oil holds competitions among the environmental units and experts of its subsidiaries.




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