Health, Safety & Environment

The Health and Safety of all who are involved in the Company’s activities together with the protection of the environment are and remain key priorities for Oracle wherever we operate. We have developed Health, Safety and Environmental policies so that these can be actively managed at all levels and reviewed on a regular basis. It is important therefore that the company has a robust governance structure to ensure that Health, Safety and Environmental matters are managed appropriately and prioritised across all levels of activities for the benefit of all employees and other parties involved or affected by our activities.

Oracle Power and its subsidiaries are committed to providing a work environment that is safe and healthy for all employees and those affected by our activities. Oracle Power operations shall be carried out so as to ensure, so far as is reasonably practicable, that the Health, Safety or Conditions of any person or property will not be adversely affected.

The Board is actively committed to the provision of strong and active leadership in such matters, the engagement of the workforce in the promotion and achievement of safe and healthy conditions and the formal assessment and review of performance.

The Board will provide adequate resources, information and training to ensure that the Management can deliver the objectives set by the Board for continuous improvement throughout the business.

This Policy is implemented via the Oracle Power Health & Safety Management System.

The requirements of the Health & Safety Policy are communicated to all employees and the involvement of all individuals within Oracle Power in the management of health and safety is actively promoted through effective consultation and involvement.

The Health, Safety and Welfare of all employees and those who may be affected by our work is an integral part of our business performance. Compliance with legal requirements should be achieved at all times, and no breaches should be tolerated.

The Board shall review this policy and associated Management System, periodically taking action if necessary to ensure its effectiveness and compliance with changes in the nature of Oracle Power operations and structure, legislation, best practice and procedures.

Oracle Power and its subsidiaries are engaged in mining activities and principally in the development of a surface coal mine in the Sindh Province of Pakistan.

We acknowledging that our business has an impact on the environment and we are committed to managing and reducing that impact through the adoption of the following policy, which requires us to:

  • Identify and comply with all legislation, standards and codes of practice, which are relevant to our businesses activities;
  • Continue to improve our environmental performance through effective communication, provision of staff training and adoption of best techniques available;
  • Use energy and fossil fuels efficiently so as to reduce our carbon emissions;
  • Prevent pollution incidents;
  • Reduce the amount of waste generated by our activities, sites and premises and the percentage that is sent to landfill;
  • Conserve water by reducing demand at our sites and premises;
  • Be a respectful neighbour by minimising the impact that our activities, sites and premises have on local communities;
  • Protect and, where feasible, enhance biodiversity on sites and premises where we hold responsibility or can influence those that do;
  • Seek to influence our clients to adopt, and our designers to provide, solutions that benefit the environment;
  • Promote, as far as is practicable, responsible sourcing and the purchase of materials and services that through their use, sourcing or manufacture have the least harmful effect on the environment;
  • Minimise the need to travel, but where travel is unavoidable use modern and efficient modes of transport;
  • Work with our Supply Chain to help them improve their own environmental performance.

Senior management will review this policy annually and establish environmental objectives and targets that are consistent with the company’s current policy commitments.

This Environmental Policy Statement will be communicated to all staff and a copy placed on the Oracle Power Website.

The Board shall:

  1. Have collective overall responsibility for Safety, Health and Environmental (SHE) matters
  1. Ensure they receive adequate training to maintain their knowledge and understanding of current SHE duties
  1. Identify and understand the significant risks created by Oracle’s changing and expanding activities in so far as these might adversely affect the safety and health of our workforce and others, and the environment
  2. Support and assist the Chief Executive in their role by providing strategic direction for the effective management of SHE responsibilities and review and endorse SHE strategies
  1. Ensure the development of SHE documentation based upon risk assessment that meets legal requirements and industry best practice, and is in accordance with Oracle’s SHE policy and its associated arrangements
  1. Ensure that an Occupational Health Strategy is established which will include appropriate health surveillance, sickness absence management and rehabilitation and return to work arrangements
  1. Take the lead in ensuring the effective communication of SHE duties and the benefits of good performance in this regard
  1. Ensure that suitable resources and strategic direction to discharge Oracle’s SHE responsibilities is provided
  1. Set the Group’s objectives and review performance against them
  1. Appoint a Director from among their number at Board level  who shall be the focus for reporting to the relevant board on SHE matters to include incident data and preventive information
  1. Ensure arrangements are in place to assess and monitor the performance of Oracle’s suppliers and contractors/subcontractors
  1. Review the overall performance and effectiveness of Oracle’s SHE management system, and ensure arrangements are made for any significant weaknesses to be addressed
  1. Ensure staff and their representatives are involved and consulted on relevant SHE matters and ensure that their views are considered
  1. Review and amend this policy as appropriate