Safety is our first priority. This concerns both personal and process safety. It is our responsibility to deliver services in a safe manner, to provide a safe and healthy workplace for Vopak employees and for our contractors and to minimize any negative impact on our neighbors. Continuously improving working conditions and monitoring the effectiveness of safety related controls are fundamental to our Safety, Health and Environmental policy. Our present Safety and Health focus is on improving our occupational health and safety management. This deals with all aspects of health and safety in the workplace and places a strong emphasis on the prevention of hazards.
Our objectives on environmental care are to be energy and water efficient and to reduce emissions and waste. In pursuing these objectives, we consistently comply with guidelines as set out in operating licenses, legislation and our own global standards. The care for our environment is an integrated part of our ‘License to Operate’, which means that Vopak aims to minimize its impact on its surroundings and areas of biodiversity. This includes energy consumption, emissions, treatment of contaminated water, use of the surface area, and care for areas of high biodiversity. Our current focus is on the reduction of energy consumption, the prevention of soil and water contamination, the prevention of significant spills and the prevention of stench and odours.
We aim to support activities that improve the lives of people in the communities in which we operate. These activities may include education, health care, community building, infrastructure or nature development. At every terminal, our employees are encouraged to actively participate in community programs and to propose social projects to their site management. Nearly every terminal participates in one or more local community programs. DLL gives its employees the opportunity to play an active role in society, for example through community or educational programs, unless participation in these activities creates a conflict of interest. We are committed to being a good neighbor and engages with communities living close to our operations. We behave as a responsible citizen and work to have a positive impact on the communities where we operate.
DLL Integrated Management System (HSE IMS) successfully functions, allowing management, monitoring and assessment of the Company’s performance in this area.
The HSSE Management System is certified for OHSAS 18001:2007 and ISO 14001:2004 international standards compliance. It was first recognized as compliant on 5 May, 2006. The certificate was issued by an international certification center, Bureau Veritas Certification (BVQI). It is issued for three years and stipulates mandatory annual regulatory audits.
From 4 March through 26 April, 2013, BVQI audited the HSE IMS for compliance with ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 international standards. The independent audit findings confirmed that the HSE IMS is successful, conforms to international standards and improves continuously.
BLN RUB — THE COMPANY SPENT ON FIRE SAFETY ACTIVITIES IN 2013
The DLL President approved a new HSE model organization that makes HSE divisions directly responsible to heads of subsidiaries. This was done to enhance the importance of subsidiaries’ contribution to this area.
DLL pays special attention to operating safety issues.
The Company routinely develops and implements actions aimed at the prevention and reduction of work-related accidents.
Traditionally, the Company has put strong focus on pipeline transport system reliability assurance. The Company implements a number of critical measures aimed at reducing and avoiding pipeline failures (such as faulty stock replacement and repairs, diagnostics, corrosion protection, cleaning). We continuously seek for most efficient pipe materials, protective coatings assuring the required length of service
Surprise Factory Visit
During the production process you might want someone to make a surprise visit on your behalf to your factory. You might not need a full inspection – just need someone to check in with the factory and confirm what the factory has reported. The DLL offers the economical Surprise Visit for a half-day service in the factory or warehouse.
We will arrive on site and report back to our customers a simple report including but not limited to the following:
– what %% of production has occurred
– are we still on schedule with the order
– a quick check for quality
– is the packaging ready and correct?
We will have the report out to you the same day, and can check on the specific questions that you have. With our reach including most part of the world, we have the manpower it takes to make an Order Check possible – saving you money. Our customers like the option of the Surprise Visit to avoid further problems in the future, and also save time and money. The result of the Surprise Visit is not a full inspection, just having someone on your side going to the factory site to check the basics of your order. The result is that you know the real situation and can deal with the factory accordingly.
Within the transportation of the products we offer the following cargo insurance policies:
Importers and exporters are exposed to countless financial risks when they do not insure their international shipments. Sometimes recovering losses from carriers is difficult and time consuming. The best way to protect your financial interest is with All risks insurance coverage. All Risks insurance relieves of financial exposure from physical loss or damage to goods while in transit, since carriers have limited liability. Insure your goods and avoid the uncertainty of loss recovery from carriers
ResponsibilityThe DLL is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen. For us, this means respecting our customers, suppliers and partners and the communities in which we operate. It is also about good governance – how we run our business, the standards that we apply across all our operations, how we manage financial and business risk, as well as how we manage our impact on the environment. The DLL also focused on the highest standards of safety. This applies to our employees, contractors, visitors and neighbors. Our awareness and training procedures ensure that all employees treat safety as their most important responsibility. We are fully committed to minimizing the impact of our operations on the environment through both our operational procedures and the use of the most appropriate and effective technology.