HEALTH AND SAFETY

Our strategic framework is based on the rigorous and systematic implementation of prevention and promotion tools, generating a culture of self-care whose pillars are the identification and management of risk, the observation of tasks, stopping unsafe activities, and the assurance of operations applying industry best practices and incident analysis.


PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS 2020

ZERO
FATAL INCIDENTS
0.29 LTIR
LOST TIME INCIDENT RATE
0.87 TRIR
TOTAL RECORDABLE INCIDENT RATE
0.13 MVCR
MOVING VEHICLE CRASH RATE
6.9 MM
HOURS WORKED
24,179,280
BARRELS OF OIL PRODUCED AND TRANSPORTED WITHOUT THIRD-PARTY INCIDENTS
30,503
RISK ANALYSES
4,211
HS TEACHING AND TRAINING SESSIONS
17,991
SAFETY INSPECTIONS
515
EMERGENCY SIMULATIONS ADDRESSING 100% OF VULNERABILITY SCENARIOS

RESPONSE TO COVID-19

We have systematically tracked the evolution of Covid-19, monitoring directives issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and national and local authorities of the countries we operate in to establish and implement protocols to protect the health and safety of our employees and contractors, as well as of all stakeholders in our areas of influence.

Logo sello Safeguard Bureau Veritas

In 2020 we became the first oil & gas company in the world to be awarded Safeguard seal by international certification body Bureau Veritas. Safeguard highlights compliance with good biosecurity practices and standards aimed at preventing Covid-19.

During the public health emergency, we led initiatives with local and regional governments to ensure our neighbors’ wellbeing. We have focused our efforts on delivering humanitarian aid, personal protection equipment and strengthening local health systems.

Vaccination against Covid-19 is a priority in our health and wellness plan for our employees and neighbors. We joined the ‘Companies for Vaccination’ initiative led by the private sector through ANDI, the National Business Association of Colombia, - to guarantee access to the vaccine for all our employees in Colombia. Within the framework of Colombia’s National Vaccination Plan we supported the vaccination session led by the Puerto Asis Health Department in Putumayo, in which more than 120 of our neighbors were vaccinated against Covid-19. Doing so reaffirmed our commitment to the health of our people and our support to the safe economic recovery of the countries we operate in.

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PROGRAMS

We promote different programs and tools to preventively manage social environment risks and promote safe behavior. Among the most prominent are the Proactive Observation Program (POP), the Authority to Stop an Activity (ADA) by its Spanish acronym and the Safety Operational Standard Program (SOS).


AWARDS

Inspiradores de Tranquilidad, ARL Bolívar 2020
Gold award in the category of occupational health and safety management systems for companies with over 100 employees.

For more detail on the projects and results related to our commitment to the health and safety, see our SPEED/ESG Report 2020 here.