MINIMIZING FOOTPRINTS ON ENVIRONMENT
NLNG places a premium on Health, Safety and the Environment (HSE) in its activities. The company has a well-articulated HSE policy anchored on the need to take proper care of the health and safety of its employees and of other persons, and to give proper regard to the conservation of the environment.
The company aims to be among the leaders in the LNG industry in these matters. In line with this, NLNG plans its work to:
• Prevent injuries and ill-health;
• Prevent damage to assets and the environment;
• Avoid/eliminate future liabilities; and
• Meet requirements for demonstrable diligence.
At the conception of the NLNG project, preliminary environmental studies was the priority of the company. Between 1987 and 2002, intensive environmental studies were carried out and Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA) reports prepared.
The reports were reviewed and certified by the Nigerian environmental governing body, the Federal Environmental Protection Agency, (FEPA). Due processes were followed and in early 1997, the final EIA report was approved, making NLNG the first major project in Nigeria to complete the full EIA process before commencement of business.
An important element of the EIA process is to mitigate potential impacts. For relevant Projects including Trains one to six, some probable impacts were identified and mitigation measures were immediately taken. To ensure adherence to EIA specifications, an Environmental Management Plan with a major objective of ensuring compliance with legislation, and NLNG Company policy was set up.