Sinopec Corp. takes safety as its top priority in production and operation, strictly complies with the requirements of the Production Safety Law and other laws and regulations, strictly implements HSSE management system, and effectively manages safety risks in key areas and key links. Meanwhile, The Company regularly carries out safety risk assessment and management, strengthens the emergency management command system, raises the safety awareness of employees and contractors to prevent all kinds of accidents in an all-round way, which provides security guarantee for the sustainable development of the Company.
Sinopec Corp. has formulated rules such as Regulations on Management of Dual Preventive Mechanisms of Production Safety Risk Hierarchical Control and Hidden Danger Screening and Management and Guiding Opinions on Safety Risk Assessment to clarify the norms and detailed implementation rules for safety risk and hidden danger screening. At the same time, relying on the unified management platform for risk assessment (PHAMS), the Company tracks the risk management and control process, realizing dynamic risk management.
? ?Established a safety risk list and conducted regular comprehensive risk identification and assessment, and updated the list in real time. In 2019, 816 production safety risks were identified, 113 of which were labelled as major risks. All safety risk matters were assigned to respective senior management and functional managers based on risk level, who would be responsible for the management of the risk matter and held accountable.
? Conducted hazard and operability analysis (HAZOP) for in-service equipment and evaluated their safety integrity, and improved safety risk control measures for key equipment.
? Implemented quantitative management of safety risks, calculated the total risk value of the Company and its subsidiaries, defined the target of reducing the total risk value and conducted annual assessment. In 2019, the total risk value of the Company was reduced by 18%, and the total risk values of major production enterprises were also reduced.
? Released real-time disaster forecasts and early warnings during flood season to alert people about possible safety risks. In 2019, there was no safety accidents or secondary or derivative disasters caused by natural disasters.
? Specifying safety responsibility: Formulated the Senior Management Personnel Post Safety Production Responsibility System, and revised and improved the responsibility system for safety production of departments (units) of the headquarters. Implemented the safety score management for all employees and its subsidiaries have formulated implementation rules and strengthen the safety responsibility consciousness of all employees.
? Developing safety technological standards: Focused on compiling and revising standards for risk assessment technology, identification and protection of liquid ammonia and hydrogen sulphide leakage risk, selection and maintenance of arresters, and has established and improved safety technical norms.
? Promoting hands-on safety training: Organised safety supervision and monitoring personnel at construction sites to participate in hands-on trainings on high-risk operation safety supervision and on-site operation monitoring, etc.
? Strengthening operation safety: Clarified the “criteria for serious violations” and standardised safety management. Formulated the Ten Measures to Strengthen Safety Management of Direct Operation, and strengthened the safety control over contractors and direct operation by strengthening the owner’s main responsibility, improving safety technical measures, special operation monitoring and video monitoring, etc.
? Building a dedicated emergency response team: Built a voluntary emergency response team with well-defined management and motivation mechanism, and improved the team’s emergency response capability through skill competition and special training. Established a dedicated emergency response team and a national emergency rescue team for hazardous chemicals and oil and gas pipelines, providing safety support for various maintenance operations and participating in external needs for emergency and accident rescue.
? Screening and rectification of safety hazards: Completed a three-year comprehensive inspection of hazardous chemicals. Completed the compliance check of the updated version of Fire Prevention Code of Petrochemical Enterprise Design. Carried out system-wide and whole-process screening and rectification of hydrogen sulphide hazards. Carried out special screening and rectification activities on hazardous waste storage, air separation equipment, bottled gas, and fire control safety.
In 2019, Sinopec Corp. listed contractor safety as a major risk and optimised contractor safety by improving contractor safety skills, enhancing safety awareness, strengthening business subcontracting management, so as to encourage contractors to improve safety management and prevent safety accidents.
? Implemented the contractor safety commitment mechanism and the special supplier safety system audit mechanism, and implemented the enterprise audit publicity system.
? Selected high-performing enterprises in the contractor safety management system as demonstration models, and standardized the procedures and processes for contractor safety management and operation safety management.
? Provided on-site training for contractors of major construction and maintenance projects, and examined and evaluated the effectiveness of the training.
? Continuously monitored the safety management of suppliers, ensured all major issues identified get rectified, and held repeated violating enterprises or individuals accountable.
Meanwhile, the Company has formulated Management Measures for Scoring and Quantitative Assessment of Construction Project Contractors, and built the contractor management information platform for whole-process assessment of contractors’ behaviours in the form of event records, with safety and quality included. In 2019, 16 contractors who violated the safety management system were punished, of which seven were restricted from bidding, and nine were criticised in a circulated notice or given a warning.
The Company’s logistics safety risks mainly come from hazardous chemicals transportation and carrier traffic accidents. Sinopec Corp. has formulated a safety management system for hazardous chemicals transportation carriers to them help improve their HSSE management, and carried out on-site inspections and carrier inspection to encourage carriers to improve safety management. Besides, the Company continued to explore the supply mode of hazardous chemicals and worked with carriers and partners to ensure the logistics safety across the whole process. In 2019, no serious chemical transportation accident that has to be reported occurred.
As information technology has deeply penetrated into the Company’s production and operation in various fields and business links, network and information risks may have a significant adverse impact on the Company. In 2019, the Company identified major risks such as cyber-attacks, computer viruses and data security. To protect its information infrastructure and data from cyber-attacks, the Company has constructed an information platform for network security risk management by establishing network security protocols, network security protection system, and the maintenance mechanism for information infrastructure and application system. In 2019, there was no incident of cyber-attacks or major network security incident occurred at the Company.
Sinopec Corp. carries out security management strictly in accordance with the principle that “risk assessment before operation”. The Company has established an overseas public security management system focusing on risk assessment and control, risk prevention and guarantee, emergency response and disposal as well as supervision and inspection, and has selected sites for overseas institutions and provided security forces according to different risk levels and local social and natural conditions. The Company has strengthened its ability to collect and analyse security information to improve the timeliness, relevance and effectiveness of security alert. By 2019, the Company had achieved “zero death” from overseas security incidents for 12 consecutive years.