As one of the largest employers and taxpayers in the region, NCSP Group plays a significant role in the socioeconomic development of the city of Novorossiysk and the Krasnodar Region as a whole. The Group has undertaken numerous social and environmental programs and projects in the region. NCSP Group operates on the principles of sustainable development, embracing international best practices in corporate responsibility. NCSP Group seeks to organize the operations of its companies according to international standards in quality (ISO 9001:2000), environmental protection (ISO 14001:2000), and occupational health and safety (OHSAS 18001:1999).
Human resources policy
NCSP Group’s balanced human resources policy, aimed at recruiting highly qualified professionals, developing the skills of employees, providing decent wages and fostering a strong corporate culture, has been a key factor in its successful development.
The employee incentive system at NCSP Group is based on competitive pay packages linked to employee performance. Considering the specifics of the Group’s business, special attention is paid to occupational health and safety.
The Group had an average of 6,914 employees in 2012.
Since 2007, labour relations at Group companies have been governed by collective agreements that guarantee employees favourable and safe working conditions, social benefits and guarantees, opportunities for training, and a number of additional types of material incentives. The collective agreements provide for additional compensation for work in difficult or hazardous conditions, as well as for multi-skilling and increased workloads.
In March 2013 PJSC NCSP management and employees signed a new collective agreement effective starting 1 May 2013 and valid till 2016. The agreement established a new mechanism of annual wages indexation by 5% across all wage rates and tariffs. It also introduces new piece rates for handling of a range of cargoes and expands the range of employees eligible for additional benefits.
The collective agreement regulates issues concerning pay and benefits for employees, discipline and occupational health and safety. The agreement also guarantees the rights of unions, and defines the obligations of the employer and union organizations in implementing the collective agreement.
The new version of the collective agreement was developed through dialog with a representative body that included representatives of unions operating at PJSC NCSP.
Risk and liability insurance
NCSP Group carries insurance for a broad range of risks and liabilities, including property insurance, losses due to interruption of operations, civil liability insurance for hazardous enterprises, optional health insurance and group accident insurance.
Occupational health and safety
Stevedoring operations by their nature can pose certain risks to the health and safety of employees, so NCSP Group takes occupational health and safety very seriously. The Group has introduced the Occupational Safety Management System (OSMS) to ensure safe working conditions at its companies. The system regulates the process of monitoring, certification and reporting for each division, and establishes a special occupational safety day.
As part of its work in the area of occupational health and safety, the Group is working actively to certify its employees, and 1,770 employees were certified in 2012.
Although the Group has not yet managed to eliminate workplace accidents completely, their number was minimized to only 29 incidents in 2012.
All Group companies have carried out various measures in the area of industrial safety in 2012, including evaluations of industrial safety, technical certifications, audits, monitoring, reviews, and inspections of equipment and installations at hazardous facilities. The companies have also prepared plans to undertake similar activities at subsidiaries in 2013.
Additionally, companies held training exercises for potential emergency situations, including drills on the Plan for Containment and Management of Emergency Situations and the Plan for Prevention and Management of Oil and Oil Product Spills.
A number of documents related to industrial safety underwent industrial safety reviews and were registered with Russia’s Federal Environmental, Technological and Atomic Oversight Service (Rostekhnadzor).
NCSP Group is committed to protecting the environment and minimizing the environmental impact of its operations. To meet its obligations in environmental stewardship, the Group strives to adhere to ISO 14001:2004 principles and standards. The Group takes a range of measures to maintain the ecological balance in the waters of Novorossiysk Port and the environs of the city of Novorossiysk, and to reduce the negative impact of its operations. The Group has an environmental management system, and has set up an operations monitoring department that includes an environmental service. Specialized laboratories at Group companies regularly monitor emissions and the release of pollutants, and conduct seasonal studies of levels of air, water and noise pollution. NCSP Group’s operations are specifically associated with the possibility of emergencies. Thus the Group annually carries out tactical emergency response exercises. Managers and specialists of the Group’s companies are regularly trained and certified in environmental safety management.