Health and Safety

As a responsible employer, we always consider the health and safety of our employees a top priority. At MOL Group we believe that the safe delivery of projects and operation of facilities is critical for our success and have a goal of delivering our business objectives with zero injuries to our people. We seek continuously to improve our safety performance, to create a safe workplace for our employees and our contracted personnel, thus avoiding accidents and occupational illnesses.


To achieve the high level of safety awareness, MOL Group continuously seeks opportunities to widen its communication channels to involve all levels of employees from top management to shop-floor workers, as well as contractors in improving safety. Our vision is to be in the top quartile of international oil companies in our peer groups in terms of several parameters, naturally including safety issues. To measure our status, we compare our safety performance on Group and Business/Flagship/Opco levels to industry benchmark figures published by Concawe, IOGP and CEFIC.

We all at MOL Group are committed to acting responsibly on the health, safety, environmental (HSE) and social impact of our activities as part of day-to-day business and improving asset integrity and preventing incidents of every type, whilst maintaining a high standard of emergency response. As a result of these systematic efforts and programs implementation, we aim to improve our safety performance year by year. Ultimately, this means our employees and contractors could return home safely after our working day.


Contractors and suppliers that perform work or deliver services for MOL Group may have impacts on personnel, our operations and our reputation. The contracting of services, the purchasing, hiring or leasing of assets and activities from partners are carried out so as to minimise any adverse consequences to health, safety and environment. In the framework of our Contractor Management system we put strong emphasis on health & safety elements during the procurement processes – selected contractors are pre-evaluated prior to contracting to assess if they are able to comply with our HSE Management System. The baseline for the Contractor Management system is a range of HSE-critical activities (e.g. work at height, confined space entry, scaffolding, lifting etc.), locations and relevant personal and material requirements. In line with industry practice, compulsory 24/7 safety coordination and frequent site inspections are undertaken for complex, high risk activities.

The gradual introduction of mandatory VCA/SCC (Safety Checklist Contractors) certification for contractors and MOL Group Single Service Companies is obligatory implemented in in Downstream and European Upstream operational areas from January 2017. In order to encourage our contractors to obtain their certificates, bonus scores awarded during the tender evaluation process if suppliers have already obtained an SCC or OHSAS 18001 qualification (for high-risk work). The results of post-evaluation analysis have been incorporated into the evaluation process as well.


From process safety point of view are committed to control the risks related to the operation of all hazardous technologies we are operating and keep these risks on an acceptable level – as low as reasonably possible. The goal of process safety management (PSM) is to ensure that technology- related process incidents which could result in fire, explosion and harm to people or the environment are prevented. It involves a process of identifying, understanding and reducing risks related to our chemical and non-chemical hazardous processes. PSM ensures a unified approach and the same high-level process safety performance across the company. This includes identifying risks using the most appropriate methodology (HAZOP, “What if study”, etc.), management of change procedures, regular PSM meetings and a networking of dedicated PSM professionals. The efficiency of the PSM system implementation is regularly assessed through internal and external compliance audits.