Health, Safety and Environment
Health, Safety and Environment (HSE)
Our HSE activities are based on our absolute respect for human life and natural values.
Our main values are the safeguarding of the health and safety of our employees, the protection of the built and natural environment affected by our activity, the reduction of energy sources and the minimalization and recycling of waste.
Health and safety – Safety first!
Our objectives relating to safe work practices that are not harmful to life are determined in view of the triple principle of preparedness, information and prevention.
While striving to achieve our health and safety objectives, we pay increased attention to the continuous improvement of our workplaces and work processes, increasing work safety and reducing the negative effects on human body.
As part of the improvement of our safety culture, we implemented the Life Saving Rules Programme.
Work safety competitions and award
Our Company encourages the improvement of the conditions of healthy and safe work by announcing work safety competitions and reward among the natural gas transmission regions.
We provide medical screenings for our employees and regularly inspect whether our workplaces are compliant with respect to work safety. We continuously develop the working environment, also having regard to creating community spaces promoting cooperation and communication between employees.
Preparedness for emergencies
We check the professional skills of our employees, the availability of the resources necessary for averting failures and industrial accidents and the organisation and IT support of the emergency processes in the scope of annual complex safety exercises.
Prevention of road accidents
Our employees attend driving skill trainings and yearly traffic safety trainings.
Environmental protection – In harmony with the environment
The safeguarding of natural values is not merely an important goal for us, but it is indeed an integral part of our corporate culture. During the operation of our plants and investments, we apply the least environmentally harmful solutions, and consciously strive for moderating the emissions generated by our activities to the environment.
We regard the systemic utilization of renewable energy resources that equally serves environmental sustainability and energy security. We do our best to enable our network to accept any biogas inventories appearing in the domestic natural gas market ion conformance to the regulatory environment that determines our activities.
As a responsible strategic operator of the Hungarian energy market, we believe that the cause of environmental sustainability cannot be handled separately from the need to secure the Hungary’s sustainable development. With this principle in mind, we keep an eye on the project concepts that shape the energy security of the region in the long term.
Protection of air cleanliness
We continuously control and monitor the emissions of our facilities, and our emission of air-polluting substances remained under the threshold throughout 2017.
Protection of the nature
In this context, our aim is to promote the regeneration of the natural environment that is affected by our activities, and avoid all unnecessary damage. In the scope of projects, we prepare a detailed action plan for the protection of the wildlife, and after the completion of our works, we monitor the renewal of natural resources.
The calm of the people living in our vicinity is very important to us, and to this end, we check the noise emissions of our facilities in the scope of regular noise protection measurements and furnish our technologies and objects with appropriate noise protection. There have not been any reports made by the residents due to the noise emitted by our facilities in the past 5 years.
Our Company’s compressor stations have reviewed local damage prevention plans for the protection of surface and subsurface waters, focusing on the prevention and localisation of hazardous situations and the tasks to be performed in the case of a possible emergency.
We dedicate special attention to the reduction of the volumes of wastes generated during our operations and selective waste collection. We continuously keep the environments of our facilities clean and in good order.