Environment & Society

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Safety

Work safety

Risk identification and management

In 2018, we issued the Regulations on Dual-Channel Prevention Mechanism of Hierarchical Safety Risks Management and Hidden Hazards Treatment in Work Safety and the Guidelines on Risk Identification for Frontline Positions, amended the Guidelines on Safety Risk Assessment, and promoted the application of the safety risk assessment platform (PHAMS Platform) to quantify risk. The Company and the subsidiaries identified 1,140 work safety risks, and 30 of them were assessed as major risks. We categorised and managed major risks in a hierarchical order, assigned risk management personnel at all levels, and formulated management measures for reducing risk values.The risks of general difficulty in control are managed by subsidiaries, the risks of greater difficulty in control are managed and guided by company leaders, and the risks of major difficulty in control are managed and guided by the Chairman of the Company. In 2018, the total amount of corporate risk values was reduced by 12.2%.

Safety management measures

Considering the work safety accidents happening in China in 2017 and the standards for identifying major hidden hazards by the Ministry of Emergency Management of China, we formulated the Guidelines on Rules of Sinopec Hidden Hazards Identification for Major Work Safety Accidents (For Trial Implementation) in 2018. Moreover, in order to tackle hidden hazards in tank areas of primary and secondary hazardous sources, we formulated the Guidelines on Renovation of Atmospheric-Pressure Storage Tanks for Flammable and Combustible Liquids (For Trial Implementation). In addition, we organised subsidiaries to work on hidden safety hazards inspection and treatment. The conference for advancing work on hidden safety hazards inspection and treatment is held quarterly to guide and coordinate subsidiaries to enhance safety hazards management.

In 2018, we promoted the construction of the safety management information platform and the comprehensive application of key modules such as risk management and hidden hazards screening and treatment. We optimised the three-year plan for safety technology, carried out safety technology research, and promoted the application of research projects such as mobile monitoring systems for high-risk operation, hydrogen sulfide elimination, and quick connectors for hazardous chemicals loading and unloading. We moved forwards the trigger point for emergency treatment to warnings of abnormal operating conditions and process equipment to improve the efficiency of information transmission and disposal of emergencies. We carried out risk investigation, assessment and control of hazardous chemicals, established safety risk distribution files for hazardous chemicals, and rectified hidden dangers of hazardous chemicals and hazardous chemical processes. We established and improved leak detection mechanism and leak management account, so as to deal with the leaks point-by-point.

We enhanced safety technology exchanges and held seminars to further improve management of abnormal conditions and emergency treatment. Besides, we continuously carried out risk training about emergency knowledge and skill training for all staff as well as emergency plan drills to enhance the Company's capabilities of risk identification & assessment and emergency response. In 2018, the coverage ratio of safety training reached 100%.

Contractor safety

? Implementing contractor safety commitment mechanism to promote special corporate auditing mechanism on contractor safety system and implement audit disclosure system.

? Strengthening contractor safety training. We compiled contractor employee warning training programmes and implemented mandatory and targeted safety training. We promoted standardised construction of projects and improved three training bases in East China, South China and North China. The training base for safety operation of petroleum engineering projects has been constructed and used. We carried out on-site training for projects construction and maintenance work.

? Promoting typical demonstrations of contractor safety management system. We select SINOPEC Guangzhou, which has achieved effective results as a model to promote standardisation of contractor safety management and operation safety management procedures and processes.

? Conducting normalised and continuous safety surveillance on contractor safety management. We urged contractors to rectify major problems identified and implemented accountability management for subsidiaries or individuals with repeated problems or inaction.

 

Logistics safety

? In 2018, we identified hazardous chemicals transportation was a major risk and formulated safety management regulations on hazardous chemicals carriers, and standardised admission, auditing and assessment of carriers and means of transport.

? By analysing the characteristics of transportation volume, transportation points, transportation routes and types of hazardous chemicals, we formulate corresponding systems, standards and management measures to clarify the requirements for loading and unloading and transportation of hazardous chemicals..

? Based on Sinopec Corp.’s supply chain and logistics platform, we have built a safety management platform for hazardous chemicals transportation, which integrates functions such as hazardous chemicals transportation resources database, process monitoring, early warning, emergency plan push and statistical analysis.

? We formulated the Regulations on Safety Surveillance of Hazardous Chemicals Carriers, analysed the conditions of highway and waterway oil products carriers and vehicles, and have implemented unified monitoring for vehicles and ships of hazardous chemicals transportation.

 

Public security

? We strictly followed the principle of "without risk assessment, none institution establishment, project bidding, or personnel deployment is permitted" to carry out public security. We have formulated the Regulations on Overseas Public Security, which stipulates risk classification, risk assessment, risk prevention, emergency management and hierarchical treatment. We considered the different risk levels, local social and natural conditions before site selection for overseas subsidiaries and equipped security personnel for them. In addition, we strengthened collection and analysis of public security information to improve the timeliness, pertinence and effectiveness of security forecast/warning.

? In 2018, we established the security information warning mechanism and released special prompts to overseas employees for emergencies. Subsidiaries/projects in extremely high-risk areas were equipped with security officers from professional security agencies in China and security consultants were assigned to local government agencies/projects to assist in short-term security training and improve security equipment. In 2018, a total of 43 security consultants and security officers were dispatched. Overseas employees were equipped with SOS emergency contact cards and offices were equipped with first-aid kits and the emergency evacuation routes and assembly locations were marked. Besides, we conducted health risk assessment to guarantee the medical service, psychological care and stress relief for overseas employees.

Cyber security

In 2018, we identified major informatisation risks including cyber-attacks, internal network authority management, computer virus infection and data security. We formulated the Emergency Plan for Cyber Security Incidents, the Rules for Major Fault Emergency Management, the Special Action Plan for Internet Application Safety Management, and improved the IT infrastructure emergency plan. We organised five coordinated emergency drills throughout the year. Moreover, we worked with external technical experts to carry out network application monitoring and safety technical protection, and strengthened testing for application system safety defense and emergency response and system recovery, so as to ensure safe and stable operation and data security of e-commerce platforms and major application systems. We conducted safety inspection and established internet application safety archives. Besides, we organised the cyber security technology competition in the Company and trained talents of cyber security technology. In 2018, the Company had no external network intrusion incident and major cyber security incident.

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