Environmental Risk Management is one of the main objectives of OMV’s HSSE Strategy.
Throughout OMV Groups operations, we increasingly rely on integrated environmental and social impact assessments as the basis for managing environmental risks. Potential high risks to the environment arise during exploration, development and production of oil and gas. It is mandatory for OMV subsidiaries and sites/ventures to maintain appropriate environmental aspect and impact registers according to the OMV Group Standard Environmental Management.
In order to achieve consistency in carrying out Environmental Risk Assessments OMV Group wide, resulting in comparable environmental aspect-impact registers, a common framework and methodology supplemented by a tool, was developed based on best practice standards and fulfilling the requirements of ISO 14001. This tool facilitates the collection of consistent information about the hierarchy of risks existing in our operations and helps management set priorities and support effective environmental decision-making. The methodology has been rolled-out group wide.