Environment

An Environmental Management System (EMS) is a set of processes and practices that enable an organization to reduce its environmental impact and increase its operating efficiency. This framework helps a company achieve its environmental goals through consistent control of its operations. Each company's EMS is tailored to the company's specific business needs and goals that help them address regulatory demands in a systematic and cost-effective manner. Energy conservation, a stronger operational control and employee stewardship are just some of the non-regulated issues EMS addresses. The EMS proactive approach helps reduce the risk of non-compliance and improve health and safety practices for both the employees and the public.

Running an effective EMS can help a company with:

 

  • An improved environmental performance and compliance - an EMS helps ensure that your environmental legal responsibilities are met and are easily managed on a day-to-day basis.

  • Resource conservation and pollution prevention – an EMS will provide your company with the necessary policies and procedures that help manage waste and resources effectively while reducing costs.

  • A credible image with the public, regulators, lenders, investors - an EMS will help you prove your business' credentials as an environmentally aware operation that has made a commitment to continued environmental improvement.

  • Employee awareness of environmental issues and responsibilities that also help raise employee morale

  • The potential to make new customers and tap other markets/industries increase with an effective EMS in place

 

Through its own Environment Mangement System (EMS), QED is committed to protecting the environment and minimizing the impact of present and future drilling activities. Management views this as a fundamental element to business success.

 

QED is committed to:

  • Ensuring management and employees work together to limit adverse environmental effects on all its projects sites

  • Demonstrating responsible and diligent governance of its operations

  • Managing continued improvement in environmental performance

 

QED will strive to achieve its goals by:

  • Providing visible leadership that promotes good environmental performance

  • Complying with, and where appropriate, exceeding the requirements of all applicable legislation

  • Integrating environmental management into key business and planning processes

  • Establishing, implementing and maintaining realistic environmental objectives and targets for any project through regular review and audit

  • Ensuring all personnel have the necessary skill, knowledge and resources to fulfill their environmental responsibilities through education and training

  • Engaging the services of expert external personnel for advice on environmental matters, where necessary

  • Ensuring subcontractors demonstrate the same level of commitment as Quest Exploration Drilling in the management of environmental issues and compliance to any project environmental program

Despite a work environment that involves heavy equipment, hazardous materials, high temperatures and extreme pressures, the exploration and drilling industry fully recognize safety as critical to the success of any project. Safety, if properly carried out, can help focus the company's efforts at improving the work environment thus translating to better production and quality control. With a fully engaged safety program, the employees are more aware of the risks involved in the occupation thus learn how to better execute their jobs. 

 

The QED group is committed in developing the technologies, standards, best practices and programs needed to help ensure that workplace safety is at the forefront of its activities. Exploration and drilling being high-risk occupations, QED has made it its business acumen to invest heavily on the right training, implementing the appropriate policies & procedures, purchasing the necessary equipment and hiring only suitable professionals, all for the advancement of its safety program. 

Abiding by the SHE program (Safety, Health & Environment), QED has now added Community to its safety mix. The SHE program describes the company's approach on how to prevent accidents, injuries and illnesses on and off site while making sure that the environment and the community the group operates on are never compromised.  

 

QED regularly checks its current safety and health system, and constantly finds ways on how to strengthen its safety strategies. The following section in QED's SHE program describe these key factors and hopefully, provide your business the necessary knowledge on why safety should be a part of your own safety  and health management system.

 

Safety, afterall, is everybody's business.

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