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Qatargas releases its 2013 Sustainability Report

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Qatargas has released its 2013 Sustainability Report, which provides an update on the company’s economic, social and environment performance last year. The report also includes data for the past four years and provides an insight into the Qatargas’ future activities towards its 2015 vision. 

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Sheikh Khalid Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the CEO of Qatargas, said: "For Qatargas, our dedication to becoming the world’s premier LNG company means we continue to focus on becoming known for our people, innovation, operating excellence and corporate social responsibility. This forms the foundation of our approach to sustainability, an approach that continues to develop in alignment with the sector and national frameworks. In 2013, we achieved significant milestones in several areas. They included a 20% reduction in total hydrocarbon flaring from LNG assets, and a reduction in water consumption, as compared to the previous years. In safety, we proudly accomplished 20 million safe work hours for our Jetty Boil-Off Gas Recovery Project. Our Qatarisation rate advanced to 26% and the average training hours per employee rose from 24.7 hours in 2012 to 28.7 hours in 2013. These key developments were combined with a 70% rise in our social and community investment spending.”

Some of the key stories that are detailed in the report include health and safety updates, such as the launch of the 10 Lifesaving Rules, future flare reduction plans, insight into the company's production and global distribution chain. It also provides an update on the Qatargas team, including female employment, and information on how the company ensures its ethical and responsible conduct.

Additional features

An additional feature of the Report this year is a three-page fold-out summary, which demonstrates a measurable alignment of Qatargas' performance to the Energy and Industry Sector Sustainability Programme, the Qatar National Development Strategy 2011-16 and the Qatar National Vision 2030. 

In preparing the Report, Qatargas used national and international reporting guidelines produced by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI), International Petroleum Industry Environmental Conservation Association, American Petroleum Institute (API), International Oil and Gas Producers Association, and the Qatar Petroleum Health, Safety and Environment Regulations and Enforcement Directorate. The Report achieves a GRI G3.1 application level A, which has been corroborated by the GRI.

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