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HES Policy

Health, Environment and Safety (HES) Policy

The policy of West African Gas Pipeline Company is to conduct all activities in a manner that ensures the safety and protection of people and the environment.

  • We are a leader in HES in our industry and in the West African sub-region.
  • We integrate occupational health and safety, process safety and environmental protection into every aspect of our business.
  • We comply with all applicable occupational health and safety, process safety and environmental laws and regulations in all areas where we conduct business.
  • We operate in a manner that minimises waste, emissions and discharges to the environment.
  • We are prepared for any emergency and can respond quickly to mitigate incidents.
  • We require our contractors and service providers to comply with our HES policies and practices while doing work at WAPCo facilities or while doing work under WAPCo’s operational control.
  • We set HES performance goals that we use to drive continuous improvement.
  • We conduct our business in a socially responsible manner.

Key Values

  • All safety and environmental incidents are preventable
  • Delivery of HES performance is everyone’s responsibility and hence forms an integral part of appraisal.
  • Working safely and protecting the environment are conditions of employment
  • Leadership and management commitment are essential to delivery of our HES objectives.
  • Compliance with applicable laws and regulations is the starting point
  • Everyone has “Stop Work Authority” and is expected to use it when unsafe acts and/or conditions are observed.