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HSE Management System

HSE Management System is a system pursuant to the HSE policy instituted by a company's top management (at our company, the "Health, Safety, and Environmental Policy"). It is a systematic platform to promote our HSE activities in effective and efficient manner including organizations, roles and responsibilities, HSE plans, and management procedures in PDCA cycle (plan, do, check and act). Proper implementation of HSE Management System allows us to minimize and mitigate the risks leading incident and operational trouble.

The Operational Structure for Our HSE Management System

There are risks of health impairments, operational incidents and impact on the global environment in each stage of the oil and natural gas development business: exploration, development, production, and abandonment. We position the management of such risks concerning occupational health, safety and the environment (HSE) as a matter of the highest priority in the execution of our business, and have built an occupational health, safety, and environmental management system (HSE-MS: HSE Management System) that is compliant with international standards such as ISO14001*1 and OHSAS18001*2. Pursuant to our HSE-MS, we have established an HSE Committee at our Tokyo Headquarters with our company president as the committee chairman and members of top management as committee members, and an HSE Committee at each operations office with each office chief as the committee chairman and the managers of each division as committee members. We operate an HSE-MS that extends across the entire organization, and continuously carry out improvement activities aimed at preventing occupational accidents and minimizing the environmental impacts. The main functions for Tokyo Headquarters under HSE-MS are as follows.

  • Setting annual HSE objectives that extend across the entire organization
  • Jointly executing emergency response exercises with both Tokyo Headquarters and JX Nippon branch offices, and performing consultations regarding the necessary points of improvement
  • Sharing HSE statistical data and incident reports among all JX Nippon branch offices, and performing consultations regarding the necessary points of improvement with the incident analysis.
  • Carrying out annual HSE audits for each JX Nippon branch office and performing consultations regarding the necessary points of improvement
  • Holding HSE annual meetings together with JX Nippon branch offices, carried out by the HSE representatives and relevant staff of Tokyo Headquarters and each JX Nippon branch office, verifying HSE performance, and performing consultations regarding the necessary points of improvement.

Note:

*1Environmental management system Specification with Guidance for Use

*2Occupational health and safety management system Specification

PDCA cycle of JX Nippon HSE Management System

PDCA cycle of JX Nippon HSE Management System

In order to promote HSE in effective manner, we establish, implement, maintain and continually improve the HSE Management System, including the processes needed and their interactions, in accordance with the requirements of the International Standard.

JX Nippon HSE Management System is structured and operated in the form of the P (Plan) – D (Do = implementation and operation) – C (Check = checking and corrective action) - A (Act = management review) cycle.

Organizational Structure of JX Nippon HSE Management System

We established the HSE Committee at Tokyo Headquarters in order to operate the JX Nippon HSE Management System effectively and efficiently following the President’s directive. The organizational structure is developed to define clear roles and responsibilities for the implementation of the JX Nippon HSE Management System.

Organizational Structure of JX Nippon HSE Management System

HSE Documentation Hierarchy

HSE Documentation Hierarchy

Examples of Activities Based on Our HSE Management System

HSE Committee Meetings and HSE Annual Meetings jointly with the Representatives of JX Nippon Branch Offices

JX Nippon has in place a corporate Emergency Response Plan and structure based on site-specific emergency status, and an Oil Spill Response Plan. Under the plans our response is organized in a tiered structure comprising the accident site, JX Nippon branch offices and Tokyo Headquarters. Depending on the level of the emergency, the necessary resources and materials are mobilized to cater each tier scale to minimize the impact on human life, the environment, and assets.

Emergency Response Plan has been tested regularly between Tokyo Headquarters and JX Nippon branch offices jointly through Emergency Response Exercises and revised adequately based on the outcome of the exercises. To be able to promptly respond to a major oil spill, we utilize an industry mutual aid organization in Malaysia (PIMMAG), and have engaged industry-recognized oil spill response service providers in other countries. Further, taking lessons from the Macondo accident on the Gulf of Mexico, well control response and subsea well capping services are available to deploy through the service contractors to accommodate the large-scale oil spills.

HSE Annual meeting held in Tokyo HQHSE Annual meeting held in Tokyo HQ

HSE Committee Meeting held in Tokyo HQHSE Committee Meeting held in Tokyo HQ

Emergency and Oil Spill Response

JX Nippon has in place a corporate Emergency Response Plan and structure based on site-specific emergency status, and an Oil Spill Response Plan. Under the plans our response is organized in a tiered structure comprising the accident site, JX Nippon branch offices and Tokyo Headquarters. Depending on the level of the emergency, the necessary resources and materials are mobilized to cater each tier scale to minimize the impact on human life, the environment, and assets.

Emergency Response Plan has been tested regularly between Tokyo Headquarters and JX Nippon branch offices jointly through Emergency Response Exercises and revised adequately based on the outcome of the exercises. To be able to promptly respond to a major oil spill, we utilize an industry mutual aid organization in Malaysia (PIMMAG), and have engaged industry-recognized oil spill response service providers in other countries. Further, taking lessons from the Macondo accident on the Gulf of Mexico, well control response and subsea well capping services are available to deploy through the service contractors to accommodate the large-scale oil spills.

Emergency response exercise in branch officeEmergency response exercise in branch office

Offshore firefighting drill at Helang Gas FieldOffshore firefighting drill at Helang Gas Field

The Internal HSE Audits in Regular Basis

In order to assure HSE Management System conforms to HSE requirements and international standards and whether it works effectively to achieve HSE objectives, the regular internal audits are conducted once per year for JX Nippon branch offices. As a result of internal audit if the negative findings are identified, the auditors and JX Nippon branch office will discuss and prepare an improvement plan thus HSE performance will be improved accordingly.

International Certification

Our Vietnam office has acquired ISO14001 certification since 2007.