The operational metrics and indicators used to control the Company’s activities are based on safety, the Company’s value, adherence to the toughest standards, and health considerations, as reported by Total Energies.
A dynamic process
Risks to the health and safety of TotalEnergies’ workers, subcontractors, and locals living close to its industrial sites are associated with its operations. However, some of the items that TotalEnergies markets could be hazardous to users’ health and safety.
One MAESTRO, the HSE reference framework, includes lessons learned that are used to identify risks and difficulties related to people’s health and safety as part of a dynamic process (Management and Expectations Standards Toward Robust Operations).
TotalEnergies relies on the HSE division, which is a part of the newly created Strategy & Sustainability division and whose President is a member of the Executive Committee, to handle its issues.
To enable the HSE divisions of the subsidiaries to prevent or minimise risks, the HSE division manages the promotion and implementation of TotalEnergies’ policies in accordance with the diverse businesses of the Company. The Firm regularly adapts its operations with respect to health and safety by keeping an eye on indicators.
Instructions and regulations
The Safety Health Environment Quality Charter serves as the foundation for how TotalEnergies runs its business. It lays forth the fundamental values that apply to safety, security, health, the environment, quality, and societal commitment and serves as the company’s shared framework for management. The minimum standards required are specified in company policies and procedures. These instructions and regulations are put into practice using general standards, guidelines, and manuals. The subsidiaries of TotalEnergies carry out these criteria using their own management systems, which take into consideration regional particularities and local regulatory needs. All employees have access to the reference framework for the company.
Since 2018, the HSE reference framework shared by all business segments has been implemented in an effort to increase operational consistency across the board while maintaining respect for the unique characteristics of each business sector. This reference framework named One MAESTRO applies to the subsidiaries and their operated sites as defined in the “Reporting Scopes and Method” section (scope of One MAESTRO).
It is based on 10 fundamental principles:
- leadership and management commitment,
- compliance with laws, regulations and Company requirements,
- risk management,
- operational accountability,
- contractors and suppliers,
- expertise and training,
- emergency preparedness,
- learning from events,
- monitoring, audit and inspection, and
- performance improvement.
In order to evaluate the implementation of this framework, TotalEnergies’ subsidiaries operating sites are audited every three to five years.
These subsidiaries also undertake self-assessments at least every two years.
The Company’s HSE audit protocol is based on the One MAESTRO framework and includes inter alia the requirements of ISO 14001:2015 and ISO 45001:2018.
The audit protocol is applied fully during self-assessments and according to a risk-based approach during audits.
It also provides that the HSE risks relating to these assets or activities must be assessed at least every five years and that the TotalEnergies’ employees in charge of managing non-operated assets must be trained in HSE management.
Additionally, the suggestions made to the Company’s Risk Committee are evaluated with regard to health and safety hazards prior to any final decision to invest in a construction project or to buy or sell a subsidiary.
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Source: Total Energies