INTEGRATED MANAGEMENT SYSTEM POLICY

TANAP Integrated Management System Policy

TANAP is aware that quality, occupational health & safety, environmental and social issues bear prime importance in the success of the TANAP Project in all of its functions and performed activities. TANAP will always carry out its obligations with the highest quality and with care to minimize impacts upon health, safety, environment and communities, by ensuring that all related risks and aspects are identified, assessed and mitigated appropriately. The health and safety of our employees and of third parties shall always take precedence over profitability. That is why the Integrated Management System shall be given the necessary priority.

 

The following principles form an integral part of TANAP’s policy:

  • TANAP pursues to implement an effective and dynamic Integrated Management System applicable to all its activities. This Integrated Management System shall be a process based system, fully compliant with and cover all aspects of ISO 9001; ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 standards.
  • TANAP will implement all safety measures to prevent accidents and damages to the health of our employees and to the parties whose health is affected by our operations; to prevent occupational diseases; to prevent environmental and social impacts.
  • TANAP believes that health, safety, environmental and social issues are a common responsibility at all levels for TANAP, and contractors & suppliers are obliged to act in line with TANAP standards.
  • TANAP does not permit reprisal against any employee for objecting or even refusal to perform work under unsafe conditions;
  • TANAP has Emergency Response Plans developed to be able to respond accidents and emergency situations for all TANAP activities.
  • TANAP has Incident Investigation Procedures developed to ensure all incidents are investigated to prevent recurrence of similar incidents.
  • TANAP will prevent pollution and protect environment and communities by implementing a mitigation hierarchy aimed at avoiding, reducing, restoring, and, as appropriate, off-setting adverse impacts of the activities;
  • TANAP aims to contribute to sustainable development and achieve net benefits to biodiversity conservation.
  • TANAP will ensure transparency and stakeholder accountability through regular and free dialogue on social, environmental, safety, security and other relevant issues implemented by consultations.
  • TANAP will pay particular attention to disadvantaged and vulnerable groups to establish an independent mechanism to address concerns and grievances, in a timely, impartial and transparent manner.
  • TANAP will seek to avoid involuntary resettlement and mitigate the impacts of economic displacement by careful planning and implementation of appropriate measures to mitigate adverse impacts on displaced persons who may have lost sources of income.
  • TANAP will support the economic and social development of communities and deliver positive benefits through sustainable social investment programmes for the communities along the TANAP Pipeline route.
  • TANAP provides high-quality systems, components, services and solutions that, based on facility and risk considerations, consistently meeting the needs of its projects, works, ventures, installations and thus protect the interests of TANAP, the Host Government, the stakeholders and our business partners.
  • TANAP is committed to comply, in all its activities, with the applicable legislation, internationally accepted standards, and best business practices of the international Natural Gas pipeline industry;
  • TANAP is committed to continual improvement of the effectiveness as well as the efficiency through the Integrated Management System implemented in every aspect of business activities.
  • TANAP promotes the motivation and satisfaction of its employees and business partners.
  • TANAP emphasizes the importance of individual advancement and organizational improvement by encouraging further education and training as well as to communicate the requirements of health, safety, environmental and social policies which encourage the health, safety and environmental skills and competency requirements of employees, contractors and others within the workplace.
  • TANAP strives to earn an international reputation for excellence, independence and responsibility, which TANAP will be proud to use for the benefit of its shareholders, clients, business partners and employees;
  • TANAP furthermore will be strictly adhering to the “TANAP Work Ethic Principles”.
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