Corporate Social Responsibility

As the first to join the United Nations Global compact Chinese enterprise, as well as the global compact China network of the rotating chairman unit, the Chinese petrochemical always adhere to the international development and social responsibilities, combining the construction “the world first-class energy chemical company” run, adhering to the “integrity norms, win-win cooperation”. 

Thus, SIPC is entrusted in search of promoting economic, environmental and social development, pursuing the model citizen – international company, where both international society, as the parties benefit in a framework of respect and trust.

The basic principles of Corporate Social Responsibility are summarized as follows:
Respect for local culture

return benefits to local companies

sustainable development

SAEP Corporate Social Responsibility
The main business of Sinopec Argentina includes the investment in exploration, development, production, sale, storage and transportation of oil and gas in Argentina.
SAEP Corporate Social Responsibility
SAEP’s primarily strategy is to promote the development of energy in domestic upstream business, maximizing the value of our assets that are economically attractive with strong upside potential, to reach our objectives of growth and sustainability with a view to the long-term.
SAEP Corporate Social Responsibility
We are focused on developing a competitive oil & gas company with strong technical innovation, resource allocation, risk management and human resources, as well as best-in-class business performance, corporate governance, asset structure, and corporate image.

Project Nature Reserve Monte Loayza and Cañadón of Duraznillo

 

SAEP currently has this project, a strategic alliance that seeks to promote the conservation of marine and seashore biodiversity and the Patagonian steppe, considering the framework of conservation policies established by the Council of Agriculture of the Province of Santa Cruz.

The project articulates two associated reserves, one government owned and other private, dealing with them in an integrated manner.

The Monte Loayza Provincial Nature Reserve (governmental):​ Represents marine and seashore biodiversity. It is located seaside, 208 Km from Caleta Olivia and 139 km from Puerto Deseado (Santa Cruz).
The “Cañadón El Duraznillo” Natural Reserve (private): represents the Patagonian steppe. It is located within the farm “Estancia La Madrugada”. Functionally, it acts as a buffer zone for Monte Loayza.

HES Guidelines and Principles

 

We promote leadership and commitment to HES issues to keep the risks of the operation under control and advise on risk prevention to operational Leaders. We have standardized indicators for monitoring and set and maintain procedures for safe operation. We also audit and monitor corrective actions.

SAEP has the Health, Safety and Environmental (HES) Policy, through which the Company reaffirms its commitment to protect people and environment by mitigating risks in daily operations, providing ongoing training to create a safe working environment.

Some of the basic principles governing this issue are:

Comply with the procedures and practices of industrial safety and environmental.

Observe industrial safety signs and warning alarms.

Ensure that the work environment is orderly, properly equipped and free of any imminent danger.

Comply with security measures in accordance with relevant laws and regulations of the Company.

Ensure the safety of visitors and contractors who perform work within the premises of the Company.

Expand safety standards staff beyond normal working hours and activities.

Attend and get certified in the training modules of HES.

Report any danger, risk, unsafe conditions and unsafe action.

Carry out their activities in accordance with HESMS.

Report all incidents / accidents and accident risk.

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Since 2015 Sinopec Argentina Exploration and Production, Inc. has been certified for its environmental management system under the requirements of ISO 14001, the scope of which is the "generation of electricity using field gas with a high percentage of carbon dioxide as fuel" . Said certification also includes the "medium voltage electric power transmission to the National Interconnected System". Continuing with our commitment to the environment, in 2018 we obtained recertification according to the ISO 14001: 2015 version, promoting environmental protection in balance with socioeconomic aspects. Likewise, during 2019 the follow-up audit was carried out successfully.
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Compliance with this certification allows us to optimize our environmental management, minimizing the negative environmental impacts derived from the activity, with the firm conviction of advancing in our continuous improvement process.

  

 

Health, Environment and Safety Policy (HES)

 

HES Policy

The safety of all SAEP employees and our contractors is a priority in our operations and we emphasize prevention of accidents.

All employees are encouraged and empowered to contribute to continuous improvement in the performance of Health, Occupational Safety and Environmental care (HES) through the proactive use of risk management practices in everyday activities.

SAEP operates in an environmentally responsible manner, following good practices and compliance with laws and regulations. HES Management System in SAEP is applied continuously and systematically in order to promote sustainable development and profitable growth.

 

HES STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

We strive to reduce health, safety and environment risk in our operations to ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable). Our overall goals in our operations are:

  • No accidents.
  • No harm to people or damage to the Environment.
 
HES COMMITMENTS

Health, Occupational Safety and Environmental is a management responsibility. Good HES performance not only requires technically sound plants and equipment but also committed leadership, competent people, proactive HES culture and high HES awareness.

 

In all our operations SAEP is committed to:

 

  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulation of Argentina, SIPC corporate standards and all voluntary commitment and respect local culture and customs.
  • Perform Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment under the procedures of the company and the applicable local regulations. No activity is so important that it cannot be done safely.
  • Ensure that all our employees and contractors are informed and trained according to HES requirements and competences that apply to their activities.
  • Ensure active involvement and visible leadership of Management and responsible and conscious behavior in HES issues of all our employees and contractors.
  • Develop activities avoiding environmental pollution, protecting the environment and fostering conservation and rational use of natural resources while working towards continuous improvement by optimizing its management system to improve environmental performance.
  • Plan and design our facilities and operations in compliance with legal and corporate standards and requirements in order to prevent pollution and conduct safe operations.
  • Ensure that the practices and procedures that apply to our contractors in HES area are consistent with HES SAEP Policy and HES Management System requirements (HES-MS).
  • Empower employees and contractors to intervene and stop activities that represent a significant threat to personnel safety or the possibility of severe pollution to the environment.
  • Maintain open communication and exchange of information with regulatory authorities, partners, suppliers, neighbors, and public interest groups.
  • Report all incidents and near misses and develop the required investigations, in order to identify root causes and prevent recurrences.
  • Regularly verify and audit that HSE-MS Management System effectiveness and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Regularly measure and report HSE performance.
  • Evaluate the context issues that require an agile and dynamic response from SAEP to adapt its HES-MS system to the changing environmental conditions.
  • Strive for Sustainable Development.
  • SAEP is committed to systematically manage risks and work on continuous improvement to provide a system that protects the health and safety of our employees and contractors, operating its facilities in a responsible manner.

  

 

Health, Environment and Safety Policy (HES)

 

HES Policy

The safety of all SAEP employees and our contractors is a priority in our operations and we emphasize prevention of accidents.

All employees are encouraged and empowered to contribute to continuous improvement in the performance of Health, Occupational Safety and Environmental care (HES) through the proactive use of risk management practices in everyday activities.

SAEP operates in an environmentally responsible manner, following good practices and compliance with laws and regulations. HES Management System in SAEP is applied continuously and systematically in order to promote sustainable development and profitable growth.

 

HES STRATEGIC OBJECTIVES

We strive to reduce health, safety and environment risk in our operations to ALARP (as low as reasonably practicable). Our overall goals in our operations are:

  • No accidents.
  • No harm to people or damage to the Environment.
 
HES COMMITMENTS

Health, Occupational Safety and Environmental is a management responsibility. Good HES performance not only requires technically sound plants and equipment but also committed leadership, competent people, proactive HES culture and high HES awareness.

 

In all our operations SAEP is committed to:

 

  • Comply with all applicable laws and regulation of Argentina, SIPC corporate standards and all voluntary commitment and respect local culture and customs.
  • Perform Hazard Identification and Risk Assessment under the procedures of the company and the applicable local regulations. No activity is so important that it cannot be done safely.
  • Ensure that all our employees and contractors are informed and trained according to HES requirements and competences that apply to their activities.
  • Ensure active involvement and visible leadership of Management and responsible and conscious behavior in HES issues of all our employees and contractors.
  • Develop activities avoiding environmental pollution, protecting the environment and fostering conservation and rational use of natural resources while working towards continuous improvement by optimizing its management system to improve environmental performance.
  • Plan and design our facilities and operations in compliance with legal and corporate standards and requirements in order to prevent pollution and conduct safe operations.
  • Ensure that the practices and procedures that apply to our contractors in HES area are consistent with HES SAEP Policy and HES Management System requirements (HES-MS).
  • Empower employees and contractors to intervene and stop activities that represent a significant threat to personnel safety or the possibility of severe pollution to the environment.
  • Maintain open communication and exchange of information with regulatory authorities, partners, suppliers, neighbors, and public interest groups.
  • Report all incidents and near misses and develop the required investigations, in order to identify root causes and prevent recurrences.
  • Regularly verify and audit that HSE-MS Management System effectiveness and strive for continuous improvement.
  • Regularly measure and report HSE performance.
  • Evaluate the context issues that require an agile and dynamic response from SAEP to adapt its HES-MS system to the changing environmental conditions.
  • Strive for Sustainable Development.
  • SAEP is committed to systematically manage risks and work on continuous improvement to provide a system that protects the health and safety of our employees and contractors, operating its facilities in a responsible manner.