Santos has a long history of conducting its activities in a way that either avoids or minimises potential impacts on the environment.
This is based on a thorough understanding of the environment itself, coupled with proven techniques tailored to specific ecosystems.
We support a transition to a low-carbon economy and believe that Santos, as a global energy player and one of Australia's largest gas producers, can play an important role.
We have integrated systems and procedures in place to manage our activities responsibly and find new ways to further reduce our environmental impacts.
Santos monitors performance with company-wide and site-specific key performance indicators.
Employees and contractors have specific responsibilities for minimising environmental impacts, as detailed in the Environmental Vision, the Climate Change Vision and our policies.
At Santos we adopt the principles of sustainable development. We recognise our responsibility to meet community expectations and we are committed to the continuous improvement of our environmental performance. We believe that environmental stewardship is both a management obligation and the responsibility of every individual.
Our Environmental Vision: "We will continuously seek to find new ways to minimise our environmental impact across the lifecycle of our activities".
Climate Change Policy
Climate change is a long-term issue, requiring urgent but informed action to stabilise atmospheric greenhouse gas concentrations. As a global stakeholder in the energy business we recognise that one of our key social and environmental responsibilities is to pursue strategies that address the issue of climate change.
Our Climate Change Vision: "Santos will lower the carbon intensity of its products".
Environment, Health and Safety Management System
The company-wide Environment, Health and Safety Management System (EHSMS) provides a structured framework for effective environmental, health and safety practices and performance across all of Santos' activities and operations. The system, based on the AS/NZS ISO 14001 and AS/NZS 4801 standards, has been designed to ensure a consistent approach company-wide, incorporates industry best practice, and includes 20 management standards and more than 30 hazard standards.
Independent assurance of the implementation of the EHSMS is undertaken to determine levels of conformance and identify opportunities to improve performance. Actions are then implemented and tracked through to completion in a company-wide audit and inspection manager tool.
Emergency contingency plans, in place at all operating areas, are tested and updated regularly.
Santos reports and investigates environmental incidents, near misses and hazards. Issues of concern are incorporated into hazard registers and procedures are modified to prevent recurrence in similar circumstances.