Contractors and suppliers that perform work or deliver services for MOL Group may have impacts on personnel, our operations and our reputation. The contracting of services, the purchasing, hiring or leasing of assets and activities from partners are carried out so as to minimise any adverse consequences to health, safety and environment.
In the framework of our Contractor Management system we put strong emphasis on health & safety elements during the procurement processes – selected contractors are pre-evaluated prior to contracting to assess if they are able to comply with our HSE Management System. The baseline for the Contractor Management system is a range of HSE-critical activities (e.g. work at height, confined space entry, scaffolding, lifting etc.), locations and relevant personal and material requirements. In line with industry practice, compulsory 24/7 safety coordination and frequent site inspections are undertaken for complex, high risk activities. The gradual introduction of mandatory VCA/SCC (Safety Checklist Contractors) certification for contractors and MOL Group Single Service Companies is also scheduled for the coming years in Downstream and European Upstream operational areas. In order to encourage our contractors to obtain their certificates, bonus scores will be awarded during the tender evaluation process if suppliers have already obtained an SCC or OHSAS 18001 qualification (for high-risk work). The results of post-evaluation analysis have been incorporated into the evaluation process as well.