As part of BOG’s efforts to be in harmony with statutory regulatory requirements and ensure friendliness with the environment where we do business, an environmental audit of our operational base in Port Harcourt was carried out.
The exercise was also in compliance with the rules and regulations of the Rivers State Ministry of Environment (RSME) 1991, 1999, 2005 and 2012 wherein the environmental media – Atmosphere, Biosphere, Lithosphere and Hydrosphere – checks on the premises of a company are carried out biennially and the report submitted to the Ministry of Environment.
Beyond meeting regulatory requirements, BOG is committed to the protection of the health and safety of its workers by ensuring that the work environment is free from general health defects.
An Environmental Consultant, Mabson Limited, carried out this exercise for BOG. The areas covered include bacteriological examination of potable water, dissolved elements in potable water, air quality checks for possible gaseous pollutants, noise level measurement, radiation survey, effluent (liquid) analysis. Vegetation distribution, waste stream and management were also checked. The exercise took place between 12th and 13th of September, 2017.
The outcome of the exercise with their recommendations are expected as part of the Environmental Audit Report.
The consultants checking vegetation and air quality.
The cross section of BOG Staff and the Environmental Audit Consultants during the kick off meeting after QHSE Induction. On the right are BOG’s QHSE Asst. Manager, Chudi Ethelbert and the M.D of Mabson Limited, Chukwudi Imabo.
The consultants checking the air quality in the workshop