Since its foundation, Surgutneftegas has paid special attention to the nature protection and anthropogenic impact on the environment. Nowadays, the environmental management system covers the entire production process chain. The company employs more than 220 ecologists, 228 laboratory workers, 97 professionals in the divisions for prevention and elimination of consequences of emergency situations. Over 200 company employees get further education and training in the field of environmental protection and environmental safety every year.
Surgutneftegas cooperates with more than 20 academic institutions and non-governmental organizations in the field of industrial safety for the environment. Every year, the company implements its “Ecology” program – a set of measures that include construction, renovation and upgrading of environmental facilities, protection of air, water and land resources; departmental monitoring, prevention and mitigation of incidents on the pipelines; waste treatment and disposal, etc. Environmental monitoring results indicate that the general environmental situation in the operational zone of Surgutneftegas JSC is satisfactory.
The impact of the industrial sites can be classified as acceptable, that is, ensuring compliance with the quality of the natural environment. At year-end of 2012, Surgutneftegas became the winner of the annual contest “100 Best Companies of Russia. Ecology and Ecological Management.” General Director of the Company V.L.Bogdanov was awarded the badge “Environmentalist of the Year 2012”. These awards are a testament of the public recognition of the company achievements in the field of environment protection and creation of the conditions for safe production.