Health, Safety, Security and Environment (HSSE)

The handling of large volumes of valuable and potentially hazardous materials calls for responsible and safe operations. We strive for operational excellence and exemplary HSSE performance. We aim to safeguard the people who work with us and the communities we operate in, through rigorous compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

We comply with the highest Health, Safety, Security & Environment (HSSE) standards. Targets are set and the performance is benchmarked to achieve continuous improvement and best in class HSSE performance. 

For our journey of continuous improvement towards Target Zero (no harm to people and the environment), we have introduced the following Safety Principles which reflect our beliefs and the way we enhance our safety culture and performance. These principles provide guidance and a sound foundation for the decisions and actions of all employees and contractors.

  • Health and safety of people and the environment is valued above all else.
  • All incidents can be prevented.
  • Management at all levels is accountable for safety and leads by example.
  • We plan and train for safety
  • Everyone looks out for each other, no matter who they work for.
  • Everyone has the authority to STOP any unsafe work.
  • Safe behavior is recognized, acknowledged and reinforced
  • Zero tolerance for safety breaches.

Taking full ownership of safety performance reinforces our commitment to safety as a value that shapes all decision-making at every level of our business. Please read here our HSSE policy

Our goal is to steward the welfare of all personnel working at Advario regardless of the workplace (office, operating site and/or construction site).

It is our continuous ambition to demonstrate that Target Zero (zero harm to people working on the sites), can be truly achieved in a sustainable way with the full commitment and engagement of all stakeholders, starting from top management, through site management and front-line workers.

We believe that personal safety incidents, leaks of hazardous materials, and process safety incidents are preventable. To control risks and hazards and prevent process safety incidents, we utilize a robust process safety management system, driven forward by high leadership standards and assisted by an effective feedback mechanism to depict and monitor the status of critical control measures.

Relying on good design principles, engineering, and operating and maintenance practices ensures our facilities are well designed, safely operated, and highly maintained to prevent any incident.

We train and educate our employees to carry out all work-related activity on the premises in a safe and secure manner while meeting all locally applicable regulations and company standards. 

Everybody accessing any Advario premise (terminal, construction site, offices)  has the right to return home safely every day after work. Thus, each person who engages in any Advario related activity is encouraged to take care of each other on the site, regardless of who they work for.

Everyone present in an Advario terminal is entitled to intervene with respect and engage the other party in question if any unsafe act or condition is observed. Should a person be at risk, they are entitled to stop work immediately.

Many of our facilities store or handle hazardous products. To prevent theft, vandalism and even terrorism we continuously identify and analyze all potential security threats.

We protect our sites through a combination of preventative measures such as fencing, surveillance and access-control systems. We also train all personnel, including third-party, on relevant safety and security protocols.

We place high value on secure data and the protection of personal data – regardless of whether it is customer, supplier or employee data, or in which country the data are used.  It is our duty to continuously monitor and improve our risk management and security measures. 

We operate all our assets in a responsible and sustainable manner by:

  • Evaluating and reducing our environmental impact continuously by applying best available technologies where possible,
  • Assessing the current environmental conditions and liabilities of our assets,
  • Establishing an environmental management system to ensure that design, change, operation, and maintenance of assets are  in compliance with environmental regulations.

This includes the monitoring of our solid, liquid, and gaseous emissions, the prevention and management of unplanned losses of containment, the reduction of emissions and waste from normal operations, the disposal of waste and the assessment of historic, actual, and potential environmental impacts.