Safety and the Environment
Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) is the cornerstone of our business and we have the highest expectations for our HSE performance.
Our stated goals are no accidents, no harm to people and no damage to the environmentThe care that we put into the safety of our products and practices directly benefits our customers, their employees and the communities in which they operate.
Everyone who works for us, anywhere, is responsible for getting HSE right. Good HSE performance and the health, safety and security of everyone who works for us are critical to the success of our business.
In all our activities and operations, we comply fully with all legal requirements and meet or exceed these expectations wherever we operate in the world. In other words, we provide a secure working environment by protecting ourselves, our assets, and our operations against risk of injury, loss or damage from criminal or hostile acts.
As Castrol, we make sure that all our employees, contractors and others are well informed, well trained, engaged and committed to the HSE improvement process. We recognise that safe operations depend not only on technically sound plant and equipment but also on competent people and an active HSE culture, and that no activity is so important that it cannot be done safely.
We regularly provide assurance that the processes in place are working effectively. While all Castrol employees and contractors are responsible for HSE performance, line management is accountable for understanding and managing HSE risks.
Not only do we fully participate in hazard identification and risk assessments, assurance audits, and reporting of HSE results, but we also maintain public confidence in the integrity of our operations. We openly report our performance and consult with people outside the company to improve our understanding of external and internal HSE issues associated with our operations.
In addition to all this, we expect that all parties working on our behalf recognise that they can impact our operations and reputation, and must operate to our standards. We are always careful to assure ourselves that our contractors' and others' management systems fully support our commitment to HSE Performance.