Integrated HSE Management System

Aiming at systematically manage health, safety and environmental risks, KPO operates under Integrated HSE Management System (IMS), which is certified to meet the requirements of the OHSAS 18001:2018 international standard. The IMS includes several elements defined by international standards: ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001.

Since the initial system certification in 2009, KPO has been organizing annual surveillance audits by accredited third parties. In 2020, KPO held a certification audit to comply with OHSAS 18001:2018.

The new ISO 45001:2018 Standard for Occupational Safety and Health replaced the OHSAS 18001:2007. KPO management supported certification of the HSE Integrated Management System to the latest version. In 2018, in order to identify gaps in compliance with ISO 45001:2018, KPO conducted the first stage of analysis of the existing HSE Management system documentation. In 2019, KPO conducted the second stage of analysis of the HSE Management system in order to check the company readiness for certification and compliance of amendments introduced in the internal HSE documentation after the first analysis.

The Company holds regular internal audits to ensure that activities are carried out in line with the set targets and in compliance with the established corporate and HSE management systems. Overall, in 2019 KPO held 12 internal audits and 16 audits of contractors.