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Sustainability Report
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2016 Sustainability Report
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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


Implement Fair Culture policy in Central & Eastern Europe business unit


100% achieved

Develop Individual Safety Awareness Initiative for global rollout


100% achieved

Implement Personal Safety Awareness Initiative globally



Develop and Implement fit-for purpose Process Hazard Analysis Standard globally


100% achieved

Application of Standard across organization



100% Achieved

Rollout and Implementation of comprehensive Process Safety Management System across organization

Develop new safety operating procedures as part of operator competency program (OCP) in Canada


100% achieved

Ongoing development and implementation of OCP in Canada and France; review and update in The Netherlands; development and implementation of online training modules in Australia


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

Develop in-house HSE Leadership Program 



100% achieved

Deliver HSE leadership training to Canada office and field supervisors, CBU front line operators, CEE & US functional leaders


100% achieved

Further develop training program and train new leaders

Our motor vehicle incidents decreased from 37 globally in 2013 to 20 in 2016

Further development of Journey Management SOPs in France and The Netherlands


HSE 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) and Lost Time Incidents (LTIs)

 TRIF 2017

TRIF and LTI are shown from 2011 to 2017. 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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