Environmental

Effective environmental management is central to Genel’s operations. Oil production is an intensive activity and consequently Genel strives to be a good steward of the environment by ensuring that operational activities are assessed, and environmental impact is minimised by reducing resource use, reducing emissions, managing waste, preventing pollution and protecting biodiversity.

Genel is committed to conducting Environmental, Social and Health Impact Assessments (ESHIA) at the planning stage and implement monitoring and management plans (ESHMP) before commencing and during operations. We also aim to minimise environmental impact by reducing resource use, reducing emissions, managing waste, preventing pollution and protecting diversity.

Genel’s environmental management standards and processes have been developed in accordance with ISO14001 using where practicable international best practices.

Adherence to Genel’s HSE Policy, standards and procedures is required by all Genel employees and contractors and emphasised through periodic training and site visits.

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Biodiversity at Qara Dagh

Qara Dagh is both an area of outstanding natural beauty, and also an ecologically sensitivity area. It is a Key Biodiversity Area, Important Bird Area, and Important Plant Area. Genel has prepared a site-specific Biodiversity Action Plan that provides a framework for the implementation of the Project’s biodiversity mitigation and management measures during all phases of operations and is being monitored carefully by Genel. For example, before civil work commenced, a comprehensive three census was conducted that will allow Genel to rehabilitate and restore degraded habitats following the completion of work. We also work closely with Nature Iraq (the Country’s leading environmental conservation group who are accredited to the United Nations Environment Programme and affiliated to Bird Life International) to ensure the long-term protection of the ecosystem within the area of our operation.