EnvironmentYamal LNG recognizes its responsibility to protect the environment, to preserve and frugally manage natural resources. In order to achieve its goals in health, safety, and environment Yamal LNG is committed to:
- Prevent environmental pollution and minimize its environmental footprint by managing the environmental aspects of its business operations;
- Ensure the efficient use of resources, minimizing adverse environmental impact, and taking all possible measures to protect the climate, conserve biodiversity, and to compensate for any potential environmental damage;
- Do business in strict compliance with statutory law, mandatory HSE requirements, and other corporate requirements;
- Respect the interests and the rights of the indigenous people to maintain their traditional way of life, and to preserve their native living environment and cultural traditions.
Yamal LNG is keenly focused on Environmental Protection and Nature Conservation.
With environmental protection and nature conservation in the primary focus, Yamal LNG’s environmental philosophy is to maintain a dialogue with all stakeholders, and to demonstrate an exemplary environmental track record in an open and easy-to-understand way for the personnel, the authorities, the public, and the shareholders. Environmental protection requirements have also been rolled out to contractors operating at Yamal LNG facilities, with appropriate follow-up procedures that ensure compliance monitoring. In order to meet these obligations, Yamal LNG has put in place an HSE management system that meets ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18000:2007 international standards, which has been confirmed by the British Standards Institute (BSI).
Maintaining active cooperation with scientific research institutes and non-governmental conservation organizations such as World Wildlife Fund, the Vernadsky Nongovernmental Ecological Foundation, UNDP/GEF, Yamal LNG has been engaged in a number of initiatives:
- Environmental rehabilitation of the Russian Arctic, including clean-up campaign on the Bely Island;
- Consultancy Group for the Preservation and Study of the Atlantic Walrus, inhabiting the South-East of the Barents Sea and adjacent areas, so as to implement the strategy for preservation of the Atlantic walrus subspecies;
- Special purpose task force that has been established to address the environmental aspects during the construction of the Port of Sabetta in the Ob Bay.