This guideline provides direction and conceptual guidance for managers for embedding HSE into their businesses by describing a consistent HSE Management System (HSE MS) for MOL Group, with a clear segregation of duties. The Guideline describes the essential minimum elements (of which there are 15) of an HSE function and management system. It includes the requirement that the system be set up in such a way that it can be externally certified according to an international systems standard.
The HSE Management System contains only guideline-level requirements which need to be broken down into specific processes and methodologies in order to ensure their applicability to the business level. Based on the 15 elements of the Guideline we have identified 21 top-level SD&HSE processes (that were described in the so-called Global Operative Regulations (GOR)) which summarize the key processes, methods and division of responsibilities and describe MOL Group-level expectations towards individual member companies. The 21 GOR descriptions include the topics of, in addition to the ‘classic’ areas of HSE (e.g. waste management, fire protection, etc.), new regulatory areas which include Product Stewardship and Process Safety Management. This is also the first time that requirements for contributing to the three basic pillars of Sustainable Development have been defined, thereby providing new guidelines for the main corporate processes to comply with relevant SD criteria.