- Pemex presented its Sustainability Report, 2014
Pemex reduced the annual frequency rate of accidents by over 33 percent, reaching 0.38 accidents per million man-hours worked, below the international oil and gas sector average.
This was outlined in the 2014 Sustainability Report, which is an indication of the company’s commitment to transparency and accountability. This report is prepared based on the standard of the Global Reporting Initiative and is audited by independent third parties.
The document also indicates that as part of its strategy for sustainable community development, PEMEX channeled resources for an amount close to 3 billion pesos to the oil regions, granting them to state and municipal authorities, as well as social organizations in order to strengthen basic infrastructure in the areas by promoting health, education and productive projects, and supplying fuel to operate the vehicles of local administrations.
In environmental matters, the report highlights the ecological recovery of the marshes of Santa Alejandrina, which resulted in soil remediation of 370 hectares of land and water bodies, and preservation of the flora and fauna of this region of Veracruz. Furthermore, it notes that the international initiative, Carbon Disclosure Project, evaluates the actions of PEMEX in reducing the carbon footprint.
In pursuit of its purpose, the report stated that during 2014, Pemex invested nearly 800 million pesos in training programs, in which more than 12,000 courses were delivered with 154 thousand participants, representing an average of 68 annual training hours per employee, which contrasts with the 32 hours reported by the American Society for Training and Development for leading companies.
In addition, PEMEX implements a series of programs, projects and actions to potentiate efforts and improve the quality of life of those living in oil-producing areas, through different mechanisms such as, the Support Program for Communities and the Environment (PACMA), mutually beneficial public works, grants and donations, as well as the responsibility and social development tasks of PEMEX.
On a different track, the Corporate Procurement and Supply Department (DCPA) began working on the design of a new registration and evaluation scheme for suppliers, to strengthen risk management of the supply chain and foster the commitment of companies on corporate social responsibility. In this sense, the DCPA signed an agreement with the OECD that will allow PEMEX to adopt the best international practices in this area, and promote efficient and transparent management processes, which include a comparative study on the efforts undertaken by Petroleos Mexicanos in this category, as well as its business, procurement and supply model.
Similarly, the first Mobile Medical Unit was put into operation in order to provide free and itinerant medical services to oil communities with poor access to this type of welfare services. During 2014, the unit provided over 5,000 consultations of family medicine and almost 8,000 dental procedures, as well as more than 10,000 ultrasounds, detection of hypertension diseases, diabetes, cholesterol, triglycerides and breast cancer.
It should be noted that protecting the environment is one of the pillars of the business strategy of Petroleos Mexicanos because competitiveness should include environmental and social aspects.
As this report points out, the future presents unprecedented challenges and opportunities for PEMEX to ensure its success The State's Productive Enterprise is transforming itself to harness the talent and experience of the oil workers, and thus become more competitive and efficient every day.
To consult the Sustainability Report: