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2016 Sustainability Report
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SDGTargetVermilion's Contribution

3.6 Halve the number of global deaths and injuries from road traffic accidents

Vermilion has identified transportation, including driving, as one of our top fatal risks, and included it in our risk management priorities. 

8.8 Protect labour rights and promote safe and secure working environments for all workers Safety of workers and communities is Vermilion’s highest priority; we focus on continuous improvement to our HSE Management System to support this, and report robust Occupational Health & Safety KPIs in our Performance Metrics annually.

12.2 Achieve the sustainable management and efficient use of natural resources Avoiding or mitigating the environmental, health and safety-related impact of our production processes is integral to Vermilion’s approach to responsible and safe operations.

Commitments and Progress

201820192020

Implement Personal Safety Awareness Initiative globally

 

100% achieved

Evaluate and select vendor for new Environmental and Event Management information System


100% achieved

 

 

Implement Environmental and Event Management information System globally


In progress

 

 

Further development of our comprehensive Process Safety Management System though detailed Process Hazards Analyses

 

Continued development of tools extends into 2020

 

Extended to 2020

Complete Corporate Risk Management Standard


100% achieved


Update Corporate Contractor/Vendor Selection and Management Guidelines


Extended to 2020 

 

Roll out Environmental Guidelines globally


100% achieved 


Develop Corporate Risk Management Standard training and rollout


100% achieved


Develop and roll out contractor Selection and Management Standard and roll out 


100% achieved 

Ongoing development and implementation of OCP in Canada and France; review and update in The Netherlands; ongoing review and updates to Australian online  training

 

100% achieved, with additional work ongoing in 2019

 

 

Ongoing implementation of competency system in France

 

In progress

Further updates to Australian online training 

100% achieved 

Ongoing implementation of competency system in France 

 

In progress

Obtain safety case approval for Corrib operation and integrate Ireland operations in Vermilion HSE plan

 

 100% achieved

 

 

SAFETY Performance Measurement

Vermilion uses a variety of HSE performance measurements that provide timely information on the progress and current status of the strategies, processes and activities we use to manage risk and safety. We focus on developing meaningful leading indicators that tell us how effective we are at identifying and reducing hazards in the workplace. These indicators also measure development activities, influencing safety performance and continuous improvement. 403-1

We recognize that to adequately assess HSE performance, we need to take a balanced approach by measuring outcomes such as recordable injuries. However, such lagging indicators are reactive in nature, can be a poor gauge of prevention and sometimes may lead to falsely interpreting low injury rates as an absence of risks in the workplace. Because of the drawback associated with this type of metric, we prefer to concentrate our energy on more proactive measures of performance.

Total Recordable Injury Frequency, or TRIF, is a standardized calculation commonly used to report recordable injuries per 200,000 hours worked. As with any other lagging indicator, it is a measure of yesterday’s safety performance, once hazardous energy has found its way through controls and inflicted harm.

Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) 

 

TRIF are shown from 2014 to 2019. As part of our overall safety management processes, we fully investigate all incidents and near misses, and implement corrective actions. We also communicate lessons learned across our business units to continuously improve our performance.

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