As part of its commitment to innovation, Naturgy has designed a risk assessment tool for the company’s industrial facilities, which include the Maghreb–Europe Gas Pipeline. This tool adopts a separate methodology for each type of facility, seeking to identify risk points and their possible impacts on people, assets and the environment.
The goal sought is to prevent and minimise the impacts through periodic assessments of the facilities, thereby allowing possible improvements to be identified.
Additionally, a global risk map has been developed to geographically show the general risks to which the company’s industrial facilities are exposed, identify areas, activities and assets that could be affected by certain events, and highlight risk factors for them.
Global risk management is mainly aimed at ensuring that the most relevant risks are correctly identified, assessed and managed. It is therefore possible to geographically represent a global overview of the risks to the group’s main facilities, at all its businesses and with an international perspective.
The risks assessed are those inherent to the operation of the facility and those relating to the environment. This risk assessment tool was completed in 2015 and is scheduled for implementation in 2016.
A school for autistic children in Tangier
In 1997 and through the Naturgy Foundation, Metragaz began construction on the Princess Lalla Meryem Institute for autistic children in Tangier. Construction was completed on 16 November 2001 and the centre was opened on 9 July 2002 by H.M. King Mohammed VI. Since then, Metragaz and the Naturgy Foundation have been supporting activity by the institute.
Furthermore, during construction of the installations for the Compression Station and Residence in Ain Bni Mathar, work was carried out to extract and pipe water from a well located approximately eight kilometres to the north. This water is used to supply three supply points for the nomadic tribes that live in the region, as well as the company’s installations.
Furthermore, a school was built next to the well to educate the children of the nomadic tribes that live in the region. The school has expanded twice since then; firstly in 2004 and again in 2016.
Corporate Responsibility Policy
The Naturgy Corporate Responsibility Policy establishes a common framework of action that steers the socially responsible conduct of the company.
The main goal of this policy is to establish the action principles and commitments made to its stakeholders, in line with the company’s corporate strategy, as well as to determine the responsibilities and specific monitoring instruments for ensuring compliance.
The Corporate Responsibility Policy of Naturgy contains the eight commitments accepted by the company in this area.