As Vermilion’s HSE vision states, we are committed to having a healthy workplace free of incidents. We monitor our health, safety and environment management performance through a series of leading indicators designed to monitor hazard identification and risk mitigation measures applied in the workplace.
These include contractor observations, hazard identifications, site inspections, management and staff participation in safety meetings and site visits. Lagging indicators such as number of recordable injuries, number of spills and associated volumes are used to evaluate the effectiveness of our HSE program and are tracked as part of the feedback loop in our proactive approach to create a safe and healthy workplace.
In 2015, we met or exceeded 95% of our leading indicators at the business unit level, and many business units far exceeded their individual targets. Corporately, we met 100% of our leading KPIs.
We believe in measuring what matters – which is why we track key safety performance indicators, to provide insights into our progress toward our vision of zero incidents. We pay particular attention to our Lost Time Incident (LTI) data; we believe our 2014 LTI result was an outlier, with our 2015 results getting us back on track. In addition, the severity of our LTI events was low, because all of our affected workers were all able to return to their duties in short order. As part of our safety management processes, we fully investigate all incidents and near misses, and implement corrective actions. We also share lessons learned across our business units to continuously improve our performance.