HSEQ Policies

Dietsmann is dedicated to making a continuous effort to increase awareness of health, safety and care for the environment in the energy industry. To provide guidance to our entire staff in achieving this number-one priority, Company policies have been formulated. These policies deal with the specific areas of health, safety, security, working conditions, sustainable development, environment protection and employee behavior. There are currently ten policies in place.
Dietsmann’s Safety & Security Policy focuses on reducing risks and creating a secure working environment by implementing preventive measures and by increasing the protection of employees and materials. Dietsmann is committed to the following:
In the area of safety:

  • Aiming to have zero accidents across all the Company’s activities;
  • Communicating directly and openly with all employees and other staff involved in Dietsmann’s activities, providing advice and promoting best practices for operations and work sites;
  • Establishing contingent intervention plans and procedures that will enable a fast and effective response to the various types of accidents that might occur. These plans and procedures are updated as necessary following regular accident drills;
  • Promoting accident feedback, including that related to near misses, to highlight (potential) risks and consequences;
  • Ensuring that all employees receive the appropriate training to carry out their tasks without risk on a regular basis.

In the area of security:

  • Conducting all security operations in full compliance with national and international standards and in accordance with human rights principles;
  • Implementing dedicated programs for employees at all its sites worldwide to ensure the highest security levels are maintained;
  • Promoting a culture and awareness of security amongst all employees at all levels within the Company.

In both areas:

  • Dietsmann’s centralized crisis-management team maintains and regularly updates contingency plans to be implemented in case of emergencies;
  • Ensuring that subcontractors’ safety and security policies and practices are on a par with those of Dietsmann;
  • Establishing and applying risk management processes that conform with international standards applicable to its fields of activities;
  • Carrying out regular specific audits in order to evaluate its safety performance and monitor its security systems.
Dietsmann guarantees a healthy working environment and rigorously-observed on-site hygiene norms for all its employees, at all its sites and for all its activities. Dietsmann undertakes the following commitments in the area of health and industrial hygiene:

  • To assess workstation risks in relation to the Company’s references, principles and practices;
  • To reduce health risks to the absolute minimum possible at all Dietsmann sites;
  • To identify and assess the risks linked to products used during the course of its activities;
  • To ensure the availability of all necessary personal protection equipment, such as respiratory equipment, masks and hearing protection, in the pertinent quantity and quality;
  • To prevent work-related illnesses wherever possible by applying and improving appropriate techniques and practices;
  • To inform its employees of any potential chemical risks and the precautions to be taken when using, transporting and/or storing such materials;
  • To promote sound and healthy behavior with regard to infectious and/or viral diseases, such as AIDS, malaria and type A influenza;
  • To evaluate and combat work-related stress with the objective of establishing a healthy and satisfying work environment for all its employees;
  • To provide regular medical check-ups for Dietsmann employees in conjunction with occupational medical services.
Dietsmann is committed to applying (and ensuring that its subcontractors apply) the fundamental principles of the declaration of the International Labor Organization. These principles relate primarily to child labor, forced labor, working conditions, labor rights and equality and discrimination as well as to health and safety at work. To abide by these principles Dietsmann declares its strong commitment to:

  • Never making children or teenagers below the age of 18 years work;
  • Providing a decent and productive workplace, with complete freedom of expression and social protection for all its employees;
  • Promoting equality of work and career opportunities and equal treatment for women and men in all its activities;
  • Ensuring a safe and healthy working environment is provided for all its employees and promoting these standards every 28 April during the World Day for Safety and Health at Work;
  • Denouncing and combating any type of forced labor;
  • As a minimum adhering to and applying local labor legislation and regulations as well as the principles and standards of the International Labor Organization;
  • Combating any form of discrimination in all its activities.
Dietsmann does everything possible to prevent motorized vehicle accidents. To minimize accident risk, Dietsmann is committed to:

  • Formally obliging all employees, including those of subcontractors, consultants and temporary staff to wear seat belts at all times in the Company’s vehicles;
  • Requiring all employees driving a Company vehicle to carry a valid driving license and international driving license issued by a recognized authority;
  • Requiring all drivers to respect all local traffic regulations;
  • Strictly forbidding the use of a telephone whilst driving;
  • Equipping all Company vehicles with driver-side airbags, and, where possible, passenger-side airbags;
  • Requiring that every driver employed by a Subsidiary and/or Joint-venture has received instruction on the local usage conditions prevailing in the relevant country as well as training in “defensive driving” techniques before driving one of the Company’s own or rented vehicles;
  • Expressly forbidding the driving of a vehicle under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
  • Carrying out systematic testing in the case of any accident;
  • Insisting on reverse parking at all Subsidiaries and Joint-ventures (to be ready to start);
  • Considering any attempt to thwart or dispense with any of the above rules to be unacceptable and, therefore, reprehensible.
Dietsmann is fully committed to ensuring all employees are fully aware of the hazards that alcohol and drugs may cause in work environments. To minimize such substance risks Dietsmann is committed to:

  • Absolutely forbidding the consumption of drugs or alcohol on working sites at any time;
  • Expressly forbidding the possession or distribution of alcohol, drugs or other illicit substances on working sites;
  • Assisting and supporting employees who seek beneficial treatment in cases of problematic substance or alcohol dependence;
  • Requiring individuals who state that they possess of consume illicit substances on medical grounds to present a relevant medical prescription on demand;
  • Carrying out tests systematically in the case of an accident where there is a suspicion of drugs and/or alcohol consumption;
  • Carrying out search of vehicles should the presence of illicit substances be suspected;
  • Carrying out systematic testing of persons involved in risky work (such as driving vehicles, handling hazardous products, operating a forklift, offshore and onshore activities, working at height, operating rotating machinery), if alcohol or drug consumption is suspected;
  • Requiring assurances from all subcontractors that they adhere to appropriate policies and procedures equivalent to those outlined here, that enable them to manage in a satisfactory manner any substance abuse that may arise under their responsibility;
  • Ensuring that everyone, at every level within the Company, understands that jeopardizing their own or other peoples’ safety by not respecting this policy could result in severe disciplinary measures being implemented.
Dietsmann fully realizes that HIV/AIDS is an epidemic that can affect individuals at any level of society and that has complex socio-economic implications and consequences. Dietsmann, therefore, actively supports and encourages all measures and initiatives aimed at preventing and reducing the spread of this sickness. Dietsmann is committed to:

  • Providing its employees with the necessary information concerning the various aspects of HIV/AIDS via information and training programs dealing with HIV preventive measures and practices. The information and programs are updated regularly to ensure they keep abreast of medical advances in AIDS-related fields;
  • Not tolerating any form of discrimination whatsoever against any employee who is, or may be suspected of, suffering from the HIV virus. Any such discrimination is deemed unacceptable and will incur sanctions;
  • Never requiring HIV testing as a prerequisite to the hiring of an individual;
  • Never obliging employees to notify the company that they are HIV-positive. Should Dietsmann become aware that an employee has been tested HIV positive, the Company will ensure maximum confidentiality on the matter;
  • Allowing neither HIV infection nor AIDS to be used as grounds for the breach of contracts.
Dietsmann’s sustainable development policy is at the core of the Company’s governance strategy, which is aimed at achieving responsible economic growth, environmental footprint mitigation and social progress. In order to support its commitments Dietsmann upholds the United Nations Global Compact Initiative and the related ten principles and is committed to:

  • Operating transparently and in a manner that respects and takes into account the fundamental rights of all its stakeholders, and communicating regularly with all its stakeholders;
  • Creating greater economic value while complying with its Business Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy, and implementing and promoting anti-bribery and anti-corruption practices;
  • Operating in harmony with its natural environment and the communities in the neighborhood of its work sites;
  • Providing its employees with opportunities to involve themselves in the improvement of Dietsmann’s performance by enhancing awareness of and providing training in the area of sustainable development.
The environment is of major concern to Dietsmann in all of its activities. Dietsmann upholds the United Nations Global Compact Charter and the Rio Declaration on Environment and Development and strives to minimize the Company’s environmental footprint. Towards this end Dietsmann undertakes to:

  • Ensure regulatory requirements and Dietsmann standards are respected by executing periodic environmental reviews and by deploying environment management systems at all sites;
  • Comply with regulatory requirements and clients’ requirements relating to the protection of the environment;
  • Communicate environmental-impact assessment and reporting to Dietsmann’s main stakeholders (including employees and clients);
  • Develop and implement training and education programs on good environmental protection practices for all employees;
  • Reduce waste production and promote and maximize recycling and the traceability of ultimate waste products;
  • Minimize the release of pollutants into the air, water or soil as far as possible;
  • Reduce emissions, noise, dust, odor and other elements that may damage the environment;
  • Reduce the Company’s energy consumption in accordance with regularly-updated targets, enhance employee awareness of the rational use of energy and use renewable energy sources where feasible;
  • Maintain the ongoing objective of continuously improving the Company’s environmental performance;
  • Assess specific risks and implement a crisis management plan for emergency pollution situations; periodically review and improve this plan.
Dietsmann’s quality policy focuses on the continual enhancement of the quality of its services by implementing the high-level standards applicable to all Dietsmann branches and projects. The quality of all Dietsmann projects is continuously improved, measured, evaluated and validated for effectiveness both internally and externally by the implementation and maintenance of HSEQ Management Systems.
Dietsmann is, therefore, strongly committed to the following quality principles:

  • Striving to provide only those services that meet the highest quality standards;
  • Striving to meet all national and international requirements and quality standards;
  • Ensuring sustainable quality performance through the implementation and certification of effective Quality Management Systems compliant with ISO9001:2008 and Dietsmann Quality System Standards in the majority of Dietsmann branches;
  • Validating the effectiveness of the Company’s Quality HSEQ Management System through both internal and external audit processes recognized by international standards;
  • Continuing to build quality capability through structured programs that develop technical qualifications, increase awareness, and manage risk in order to achieve improving levels of excellence;
  • Setting annual quality goals to ensure continuous improvement and measure performance against the global Dietsmann system;
  • Being committed to communicating the Company’s quality strategies to all Dietsmann personnel who are directly involved;

The Managing Director is responsible to the Chairman of the Board for ensuring that this Policy is respected.

Dietsmann’s CSR Policy is based on the Company’s core values of loyalty, respect, integrity, efficiency and transparency and aims to clarify to all the Company’s stakeholders how Dietsmann is working on fulfilling the United Nations Global Compact principles to which it committed in 2011. The Policy reflects how Dietsmann strives to implement a development that promotes People, the Planet and Profit.

Dietsmann undertakes its “Corporate Shared Responsibility” through specific in-house training that ensures all its employees understand the Company’s Business Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy and integrate it into their day-to-day operations. Dietsmann’s CSR Policy encompasses:

Standards of business conduct – Compliance

  • Safeguarding good governance through Boards and Committees which ensure clearly divided and defined responsibilities;
  • Respecting all relevant laws and regulations and competing transparently and fairly;
  • Reporting Dietsmann’s business, social and environmental performance honestly and transparently;
  • Implementing and promoting integrity and anti-corruption practices;
  • Safeguarding the proper enforcement of Dietsmann’s Business Code of Conduct and Ethics Policy through the “Upline” assistance and grievance mechanism.

Dietsmann takes its stakeholders’ expectations into account by making truthful, reliable and constant communications with all its stakeholders an integrated component of the Company’s core strategy.
Dedication to employees – Responsibility

  • Safeguarding human and labor rights through the “Corporate Shared Responsibility” training and the Upline assistance email;
  • Ensuring safe and secure working conditions and constantly striving to improve the Company’s performance in this area through accurate monitoring and by encouraging the involvement of employees at all levels;
  • Providing all employees with up-to-date health and safety information, training and guidelines;
  • Actively promoting equal opportunities, mutual respect and diversity;
  • Encouraging professional and personal development at every level within the organization;
  • Providing a motivating work environment that is rewarding and that leads to and encourages teamwork.

Dedication to business partners – Reliability

  • Delivering efficient operations and services that meet the highest quality standards;
  • Tailoring the Company’s services to its business partners’ specific requirements;
  • Safeguarding confidentiality, information security and the preservation of business records.

Involvement in local communities – Citizenship

  • Striving to develop local employment and local procurement;
  • Sharing knowledge, including through the implementation of training centers;
  • Supporting local organizations;
  • Monitoring the Company’s level of involvement.

Environment – Accountability

  • Informing employees about and providing them with opportunities to be involved in protecting the environment;
  • Focusing on the preventive maintenance of both its own and its clients’ plant and equipment;
  • Carefully monitoring the Company’s environmental footprint, including greenhouse gas emissions, and encouraging and implementing eco-friendly behavior that mitigates Dietsmann’s environmental footprint throughout the organization.

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