We focus on earning the reputation of being a good neighbor in the communities where we operate. We are also committed to meet or exceed environmental regulations and industry standards for protecting health, safety and the environment.
Nuvista Energy Ltd. is committed to conducting its activities in a manner that protects the health and safety of its workers and the public while minimizing the Company’s impact on the environment.
We believe that exemplary performance in the areas of environment, health, and safety is essential to fulfilling our business goals and meeting the needs of our many stakeholders.
Personnel at every level of the organization, including contractors, are required to comply with all company HSE policies and applicable government regulations. Accountability for managing the safety of our operations is also shared by all personnel.
Our HSE Department has created an HSE Management System to assist in the implementation of this Policy. A copy of this Manual, an applicable Emergency Response Plan, and current regulations for the jurisdiction must be readily available at all times.
If a conflict ever arises between safety and production or costs, we will choose safety.
The Board of Directors at NuVista Energy Ltd. meet on a quarterly basis to ensure that the Company adheres to policies, procedures and industry practices that are designed to protect our employees and contractors, the public and the environment. The Company regularly assesses operations at the field level in an effort to identify opportunities to improve health, safety and environment performance.
NuVista’s commitment to HSE goes beyond words. We continuously track and evaluate key measures of HSE performance (key performance indicators) and use them to inform our business decisions and how we manage our operations on the ground. We incorporate HSE objectives into annual corporate targets and review our performance weekly and monthly at all levels of the Company, including senior management. To underscore the importance of HSE at NuVista, our success or failure in meeting HSE targets is reflected in the annual compensation that each and every NuVista employee receives.
NuVista recognizes that a safe working environment means zero injuries and we continue to strive towards this goal. To that end, NuVista has increased its focus on worksite safety, especially with third-party contractors. We’ve focused on our contractors because they are integral to our operations and they represent the majority of recordable injuries on our worksites. We also conduct regularly scheduled internal audits on safety processes, maintain contractor management systems, and perform safety orientations for all workers on NuVista worksites. Because leadership is key, NuVista holds annual safety leadership training for our key operations and safety staff.
Public safety is paramount. That’s why we engage directly with affected stakeholders in all areas of our operations. NuVista plans its operations and designs its HSE practices to ensure the well-being of the public. An example of our commitment to public safety is our track record of exceeding regulatory requirements by completing full-scale emergency response plan exercises annually in the Wapiti area. All landowner concerns brought to NuVista’s attention are fully investigated.
NuVista also participates in government-sponsored Synergy Group meetings for the Grande Prairie region. These meetings bring industry representatives together with multi-stakeholder groups which include landowners and local and provincial government officials.