ÖKSÜT Madencilik Sanayi ve Ticaret A.Ş. (OMAS) recognizes the protection of the health and safety of its employees, contractors, the public, and the environment as among the highest corporate priorities at all stages of our activities including exploration, construction, operations and decommissioning, and is committed to the safety motto that “no job is so important that we cannot take the time to do it safely” and to the following:

  • compliance with applicable laws and regulations of the jurisdictions in which we operate, and generally accepted international industry practices;
  • providing employees and contractors with a working environment free of uncontrolled hazards;
  • identifying and eliminating or controlling potential risks to health and safety of employees, contractors and the public to levels as low as reasonably achievable, social and economic factors being taken into account;
  • prevention of pollution and control of the impacts of our activities on the environment to levels as low as reasonably achievable; and
  • achieving continual awareness of and improvement to our overall safety, health and environmental performance.

In support of these commitments, OMAS will:
  • implement and maintain a formal health, safety and environmental management system;
  • identify the significant health and safety hazards and risks associated with our activities;
  • set objectives and targets so as to improve continually our health, safety and environmental management and performance;
  • identify the potential for incidents, and emergency situations and develop, maintain and test emergency response plans which provide for the protection of the environment, the health and safety of our employees, the public, and the communities adjacent to our operations;
  • undertake constructive dialogue with the communities located near our operations regarding safety issues;
  • handle and dispose of our wastes responsibly to avoid, reduce or control pollution;
  • decommission and reclaim our sites in a planned and timely manner;
  • conduct regular audits to assess and ensure conformance to this policy;
  • engage in constructive communication of this policy with all employees and relevant contractors and suppliers so they are aware of, and able to comply with their health, safety and environmental responsibilities in a manner appropriate to their role in the organization, and to encourage them to make contributions to OMAS’s health, safety and environmental management;
  • provide employees at all levels with appropriate training so as to allow them to carry out their health , safety and environmental duties and responsibilities;
  • ensure the participation of employees in the development and implementation of health, safety and environmental programs and procedures associated with their work places;
  • provide adequate and appropriate resources to implement this policy; and
  • make this policy available to the public.

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