At National Energy, we recognise that our most valuable assets are our employees, and we place importance on providing a safe and healthy working environment. National Energy has therefore undertaken a series of Health, Safety, Security, and Environment initiatives aligned with prudent risk management methodologies. Initiatives championed by the Company include implementing local and international Health, Safety, Security, and Environmental Management Systems, such as, the Safe to Work (STOW) certification, the adoption of ISO 45001:2018, and ISO 14001:2015 requirements.




Health And Safety Management

As a member of The NGC Group, National Energy adopted the International Association of Oil & Gas Producers (IOGP) Life Saving Rules (LSR) in August 2020. Employees have since been provided with access to online awareness videos as we continue our work-from-home arrangement during the COVID-19 pandemic.

In addition to the IOGP- LSR, the organisation is also in the process of carrying out a high-level Gap Analysis against the Centre for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) 20 Elements of Risk-Based Process Safety (RBPS). We aim to improve how we conduct our daily operations and reduce risk to a level as low as reasonably practicable at all locations, especially those that qualify as Major Hazard Facilities.

Process Safety Management

At National Energy, a strong focus is placed on risk management at all operational areas, with increased active monitoring. We are continuously improving our capacity, capability, and competence to drive improvement and build resilience at all levels of the business and process safety. In 2021 we commenced the implementation of specific elements of the Centre for Chemical Process Safety (CCPS) 20 Elements of Risk-Based Process Safety (RBPS). Critical components from the RBPS guidelines were selected that assists the Company in developing and implementing sound process safety practices while on its journey to operational excellence.




Business Contuinity Management

As the custodian and manager of the Company’s Business Continuity Management Plan (BCMP), National Energy's HSSE Department plays a fundamental and strategic role in building a resilient organisation. At the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, we activated our Business Continuity Plan that has since guided our operations and mitigated any negative impact on our business activities.

Environmental Sustainability

At National Energy, we ensure that economic growth is merged with environmental stewardship by consistently improving the Company's environmental performance and social responsibility.

Our strategies include:

  • Minimising our ecological footprint by preventing land and marine pollution, managing the potential impacts of Company activities, and ensuring the preservation of healthy ecosystems within proximity to our facilities.
  • Working with contractors and stakeholders to identify and develop environmentally sound policies and procedures to ensure our operations are conducted in an environmentally sustainable manner.
  • Ensure compliance with local environmental legislation, particularly the Environmental Management Act of Trinidad and Tobago (2000) and international best practices.
  • Robust management of environmental risks through the implementation of an Enterprise-wide risk management framework.
  • Minimising the impact of our operations on climate change by implementing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction initiatives.



Asset Protection

Asset protection at National Energy is conceptualised under the philosophy that risk is always present. Therefore, the security strategy and design are products of a Threat Vulnerability Assessment (TVA) that informs the level of risk and determines the response.

Our asset protection strategy is multi-faceted, mirroring the similarly multi-natured asset base. The primary security objective is aimed at continuously increasing the resilience level of all Company assets. The physical execution of our efforts, namely, access control and compliance, is primarily dependent upon external service providers. Technological inputs serve to supplement the human guard design.

Critical to our asset protection operations is our responsibility to and relationships with state agencies such as the Trinidad and Tobago Coast Guard, Port Health Authority, Customs and Excise Division, Immigration and the Trinidad and Tobago Police Service. To ensure compliance, we are bound by the mandates of the International Shipping and Port Facility Security (ISPS) Code and other Acts and regulations for our Maritime and land-based activities. Our relationships with industry partners add value in an unofficial mutual assistance arrangement via our different security council meetings.

The success of any asset protection effort is heavily dependent upon the competence and commitment of the implementers.