At Samara Terminal LLC, we have a responsibility towards all our stakeholders to operate ethically and with integrity in all areas of our activities.
Integrity has been and will continue to be key in establishing and maintaining our reputation, a critical intangible asset. Our Company business behavior based on integrity, one of Samara Terminal's core values, is laid down in our Code of Conduct.
Samara Terminal LLC respects human rights as described in the United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the OECD Guidelines for Multinational Enterprises, and accepts the responsibility to ensure that all our entities respect human rights when conducting business. All partners, (main) contractors and suppliers are required to adhere explicitly to the Samara Terminal LLC Code of Conduct, which also covers human rights.
Labor rights In line with the aforementioned UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and OECD Guidelines, we base our labor rights commitments on the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, on the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and on the fundamental rights set out in the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. We seek to uphold these rights in our operations and in our relationships with our suppliers, our business partners, Works Councils and Unions.
Fair treatment of employees: Samara Terminal LLC endorses the principles of the United Nations’ International Labor Organization and the OECD guidelines. We are committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for our employees. This commitment is deeply rooted in our daily activities, policies and governance structures
Communities: Samara Terminal LLC is committed to engaging with communities living in the vicinity of our operations. We behave as a responsible citizen and work hard to minimize any negative impact of our operations whilst maximizing the positive impact.
Safety is our first priority. This concerns both personal and process safety. It is our responsibility to deliver services in a safe manner, to provide a safe and healthy workplace for Samara Terminal LLC employees and for our contractors and to minimize any negative impact on our neighbours. Continuously improving working conditions and monitoring the effectiveness of safety related controls are fundamental to our Safety, Health and Environmental policy. Our present Safety and Health focus is on improving our occupational health and safety management. This deals with all aspects of health and safety in the workplace and places a strong emphasis on the prevention of hazards.
Our objectives on environmental care are to be energy and water efficient and to reduce emissions and waste. In pursuing these objectives, we consistently comply with guidelines as set out in operating licenses, legislation and our own global standards. The care for our environment is an integrated part of our ‘License to Operate’, which means that Samara Terminal LLC aims to minimize its impact on its surroundings and areas of biodiversity. This includes energy consumption, emissions, treatment of contaminated water, use of the surface area, and care for areas of high biodiversity. Our current focus is on the reduction of energy consumption, the prevention of soil and water contamination, the prevention of significant spills and the prevention of stench and odours.
We aim to support activities that improve the lives of people in the communities in which we operate. These activities may include education, health care, community building, infrastructure or nature development. At every terminal, our employees are encouraged to actively participate in community programs and to propose social projects to their site management. Nearly every terminal participates in one or more local community programs. Samara Terminal LLC gives its employees the opportunity to play an active role in society, for example through community or educational programs, unless participation in these activities creates a conflict of interest. We are committed to being a good neighbor and engages with communities living close to our operations. We behave as a responsible citizen and work to have a positive impact on the communities where we operate.