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PDO HSE MANAGEMENT

SYSTEM MANUAL
Policy and Strategic
(CP-122) Objectives
CHAPTER 2

2.1 OVERVIEW
It is PDOs policy to conduct its business properly with respect to HSE (within the scope of legal and other requirements), not to violate
these requirements, abide by all legal decisions, and to maintain a positive and proactive team approach to HSE at all times.

PDO has a set of 15 business policies including the HSE Policy (PL-04). The HSE policy is the highest level document in PDOs HSE MS
and is aimed at achieving the ultimate goal of zero harm to people and the environment.

It is endorsed by the MDC and approved by the Managing Director. Its content is consistent with the requirements of the PDO Corporate
Management Framework, ISO 14001 (for environmental management), OHSAS 18001 (for occupational health and safety management),
and the Center for Chemical Process Safety / CCPS (for Process Safety). It also commits PDO to comply with all applicable Omani laws
and regulations and continually strive to achieve improvement in HSE performance.

PDOs overall business strategy is to integrate and balance economic, health, safety (occupational and process), environmental, and
social requirements in all that we do, using risk-based approaches.

To help focus our efforts at the strategy level, PDO has developed a Statement of General Business Principles (SGBP); also, various
strategic objectives for HSE are also established, and these are reviewed and revised as required on an annual basis.

2.2 REQUIREMENTS
Senior Leadership at PDO shall define and document its HSE
policy and strategic objectives and ensure that they:

Are consistent with those of the Companys external


stakeholders.
Are relevant to the Companys activities, products, and/or
services.
Are consistent with and are of equal importance to PDOs
other business policies and strategic objectives.
Are publicly available.
Commit the Company to meet or exceed all relevant
regulatory and/or legislative requirements.
Commit the Company to reduce their risks and hazards to
health, safety, and the environment to levels which are As
Low as Reasonably Practicable (ALARP).
Provide a structured framework for achieving continual
improvement in both HSE performance and the
management system.

2.2.1 HSE Policy

PDOs HSE policy shall be produced in an easy to read format in


both Arabic and English, and be approved and dated by PDOs
Managing Director. To be effective, all employees and company
contractors should be made aware of the HSE policys existence.
Its content, requirements, and intent should be formally distributed,
communicated, and explained by all relevant PDO Leadership.

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2.2.2 HSE Strategic Objectives


PDOs Statement of General Business Principles with respect to HSE and the management system shall be supported by goals, objectives, and
targets at the corporate and asset levels, and are developed each year as part of PDOs strategic and business planning process. Refer to
Chapter 5 of this Manual Planning and Procedures for more details about PDOs HSE planning process.

Annual HSE plans and programs shall be implemented through People & Organization, Business Processes, and Managing Assets. The
business results of these shall be analyzed and reviewed against goals, objectives, and targets, and these results and feedback used to set
future goals, objectives, and targets.

2.3 PROCEDURES

2.3.1 HSE Policy


The process and requirements for managing the PDO HSE Policy is detailed in the flowchart below.

2.3.2 Legal and Other Requirements


In order to ensure that the HSE policy, and therefore the strategic objectives are in line with all legal and other requirements, the following
process shall be followed.

Head of Corporate Legal Department:

Maintain a legal register of all current Royal Decrees (RDs), Ministerial Decisions (MDs), and supporting Ministerial documents relating to
HSE management.
Maintain a register of other requirements document relating to HSE management including ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001, CCPS, etc.
Obtain and retain on file a current official Arabic transcript of each document.
Obtain and retain on file an English translation of each document.
Identify and review proposed and actual changes in legal and other requirements, and update the Corporate HSE Manager of these changes
in legal and other requirements.

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Corporate HSE Manager:

Review legal and other requirements, and incorporate these legal and other requirements into the development and subsequent review of
PDOs HSE MS.
Review all applications for HSE licenses, approvals, and/or permits. Where necessary, coordinate negotiating the terms and conditions with
any relevant party(ies).
Submit license, approvals, and/or permit applications to the Ministry of Environment and Climate Affairs (MECA).
Coordinate PDOs participation and input to Omani regulatory authorities in drafting new HSE laws and changes to existing laws.
Develop asset level business controls that incorporate PDOs HSE legal and other requirements.
Develop appropriate business controls to (a) obtain all necessary HSE licenses, approvals, and/or permits. Ensure they are cross referenced
to the appropriate legal requirement, and referred to in the Legal Register, if applicable; (b) meet the implementation and technical
conditions of HSE licenses, approvals, and/or permits; and (c) ensure proactive and timely review and renewal of HSE licenses, approvals,
and/or permits.
Review and update business controls to incorporate changes in PDOs HSE legal and other requirements.
Retain on file a current copy of all HSE licenses, approvals, and/or permits.

2.3.3 HSE Strategic Goals, Objectives, and Targets


PDO HSE strategic objectives and corporate goals and targets for HSE performance shall be developed by the Corporate HSE Manager in line
with the HSE policy statement and based on PDOs risk profile. While developing these, all Directors shall be actively engaged. Once
developed, these shall be forwarded to the MDC for review and endorsement.

The MDC endorsed corporate goals, objectives, and targets shall be communicated to the various Directorates. Each Directorate shall then
develop their own goals, objectives, and targets in line with the corporate goals, objectives, and targets, and based on their own risk profiles.
During this process, all Asset Directors / discipline level leaders, and HSE Advisors shall be actively engaged. HSE strategic objectives as well
as the corporate / directorate goals, objectives, and targets shall be reviewed and revised, where necessary, on an annual basis.

The annual HSE goals, objectives, and targets are captured in the Annual Business Plans. The HSE strategic objectives and the corporate
goals, objectives, and targets shall be distributed, communicated, and explained to all contractors. They shall also be distributed,
communicated, and explained to other key external stakeholders.
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2.4 REFERENCES
The following documents provide further / related information on Policy and Strategic Objectives:

PL-04 Health, Safety, and Environmental Protection PL 04


PDO Policies
PL-10 Security Policy and Emergency Response Policy PL 10

CP-100 Policy Approval CP 100


PDO Codes of Practice
CP-107 Corporate Management Framework CP 107

PDO HSE Procedures No direct link exists and/or is required. --

PDO HSE Specifications No direct link exists and/or is required. --

PDO HSE Guidelines No direct link exists and/or is required. --

Statement of General Business Principles (SGBP) January 2007


Other PDO Documents
PDO Code of Conduct April 2011

Shell HSSE & SP Control Framework, Version 2, (Shell Group Standards for
Shell Group Documents December 2009
Health, Security, Safety, the Environment & Social Performance)

Environmental Management Systems Specification with Guidance for Use ISO 14001:2004
Other Documents Occupational Health and Safety Assessment Series OHSAS 18001:2007
The Center for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS - www.aiche.org/ccps) CCPS (2010)

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