NLNG has a sound Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policy anchored on the need to take proper care of its assets, the health and safety of its employees and stakeholders, and to give proper regard to the sustainable management of the environment.
In line with this, NLNG plans its work to:
- Prevent injuries and ill-health to workers and surrounding communities;
- Prevent damage to assets and minimise any negative impact on the environment;
- Avoid or eliminate future liabilities;
- Meet requirements for demonstrable due diligence.
Nigeria LNG Limited ensures continuous compliance with applicable legislations as stipulated by the various regulatory bodies that issue permits for its various operations by carrying out regular reviews and evaluation of all existing and proposed environmental laws and regulations that impact or have potential impact on NLNG Business. Some of the regulatory bodies include Federal Ministry of Environment (FME), Department of Petroleum Resources (DPR), and Rivers State Ministry of Environment (RSME).
NLNG is one of the first major companies in Nigeria to complete full Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) process for all its operating Trains 1-6 projects before commencement of business. The company regularly interfaces with the Federal Ministry of Environment (FME) and other relevant stakeholders, locally, nationally and internationally on environmental issues.
An important element of the EIA process is to identify and mitigate potential adverse impacts of NLNG's operations. For NLNG's existing projects, a number of potential impacts (positive and negative) were identified and mitigation measures taken for the adverse impacts.
As a key stakeholder on issues that concern the environment, FME regularly carries out annual mitigation and compliance monitoring exercises of NLNG projects. In addition, NLNG submits itself to external audits from independent auditors. Auditors include British Standards Institution (BSI), and other governmental regulatory agencies. NLNG is ISO14001:2004 certified and conducts regular monitoring of its own HSE performance, in pursuance of continuous improvement and to foster a positive HSE culture within the organisation.