In 2015 LUKOIL ranked first in the "Loyalty Brand. Green Planet" category. According to the respondents who were asked questions about various brands, LUKOIL's filling stations have the best reputation in terms of environmental protection.
The "Loyalty Brand" is regarded as the largest European survey of consumer preferences. The objective of the survey is to identify the brands trusted by the Europeans best of all and the reasons for it, to assess them from the point of view of quality, cost and comprehension of consumer needs. It is an independent survey, since only the respondents can influence its results. The results are processed by Wyman Dillon Limited, a well-known marketing agency (London, Great Britain).
The award ceremony took place on December 15, 2014 in St. Petersburg, as part of the festive events dedicated to the 90th anniversary of the All-Russian Society for Environmental Protection.
The ceremony's guest list included G.S. Poltavchenko, Governor of St. Petersburg, I.I. Nikitchuk, First Deputy Chairman of the RF State Duma Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, M.V. Slipenchuk, Chairman of the Guardianship Board of the Central Council under the All-Russian Society for Environmental Protection, Deputy Chairman of the RF State Duma Committee on Natural Resources and Environmental Protection, V.N. Matveev, Chairman of the Committee on Environmental Management, Environmental Protection and Security under the St. Petersburg Administration, and representatives of 45 regional subdivisions of the All-Russian Society for Environmental Protection, as well as various heads of Russian companies and federal departments.
In addition, the LUKOIL representatives participated in a round table discussion titled "Ecology and Business - Open Space" held under the auspices of the All-Russian Society for Environmental Protection in St. Petersburg. Yu.V. Babak, Executive Director of the All-Russian Society for Environmental Protection, and A.N. Abashin, Head of PJSC LUKOIL's Environmental and Industrial Safety Department, presented their reports on the development outlook of the partnership interaction between environmental engineers and entrepreneurs, based on the example of cooperation between OAO LUKOIL and the All-Russian Society for Environmental Protection, as well as on the experience in establishment of a corporate environmental protection system.
In June 2014 LUKOIL received the superior international social "Environmental Tree" award for special contribution to the environmental safety of the Russian Federation.
- “Environmental Tree” Award
- LUKOIL’s certificate for “Environmental Tree” award
On December 5, 2014, OOO LUKOIL-Volganefterprodukt, a petroleum product supply subsidiary of OAO LUKOIL, won the regional contest titled "Environmentally Friendly Enterprise 2014", in the category "Technology. Manufacturing". The contest was open to organizations of any type of ownership, manufacturing eco-friendly goods, rendering services in the area of natural resource management, introducing eco-friendly plants, and/or launching projects and campaigns aimed at improving environmental awareness of the regional population.
Cutting-edge, licensed eco technologies utilized by LUKOIL-Volganefterprodukt served as the selection criterion.
- Diploma of a winner in “Eco Enterprise 2014” oblast-wide contest
On October 31, 2013, LUKOIL was awarded a certificate certifying compliance of the gas processing unit with a capacity of 2.2 billion cubic meters per year, which is under construction at the production site of Stavrolen petrochemical enterprise (Stavropol Krai), with the environmental safety standards outlined in the RF environmental legislation. The above unit is expected to enhance the economic efficiency of the enterprise through utilization of the associated petroleum gas, which will be produced at LUKOIL's fields located in the Northern Caspian Sea. The unit which is to be commissioned in Q4 2015, will cut the volume of the pollutant emissions by roughly 300 tons per year. The associated petroleum gas, which will be transported to the unit from LUKOIL's Caspian fields, is free from hydrogen sulfide compounds and, consequently, will not result in any negative environmental impact in the region.
- Environmental Quality Certificate
The Second International Conference entitled "Industrial Safety in the Fuel and Energy Complex: Offshore and Onshore Oil Spills" took place on March 14 - 15, 2013 in Almaty (Kazakhstan).
More than 100 delegates attended the conference, representing major oil and gas transportation companies regulating the state authorities of the Caspian countries, as well as the leading international organizations specializing in industrial safety and environmental protection. The goal of the conference was to join the efforts of the governmental institutions and oil and gas companies to ensure efficient cooperation in joint prompt response, environmental monitoring and protection, and industrial safety in the Caspian region, against the background of growing production volumes and large-scale oil and gas projects being implemented in the region. The conference participants discussed past experience of the international oil spill response given the Caspian basin specifics.
The conference ended with an award ceremony dedicated to process and environmental safety. LUKOIL-Nizhnevolzhsk specializing in Northern Caspian oil and gas field development was declared winner in the category "For Contribution to the Environmental Safety of the Caspian Region" and received a cup and a certificate.
- Сертификат «За вклад в обеспечение экологической безопасности Каспийского региона»
LUKOIL has become the first Russian oil company to have responded to the proposal by the All-Russian Society for Environmental Protection to audit the quality of the automobile fuel sold by the Company's gas stations for compliance with the requirements of the applicable Technical Regulations.
The All-Russian Society for Environmental Protection conducted its first quality audit at a number of LUKOIL's gas stations in Chelyabinsk. Based on the findings of a specialized laboratory all fuel samples were fully Euro-5 compliant. It by far exceeds the requirements of the Technical Regulations providing for manufacturing and marketing of Euro-3 compliant automobile fuel in the Russian Federation starting on January 1, 2013. LUKOIL's gas stations that participated in the fuel quality audit have been awarded "green" certificates.
"We are glad that LUKOIL has promptly responded to our proposal to conduct public environmental audit of the fuel sold at its gas stations. The positive audit results as part of the campaign "Pure Fuel - Clean City" implemented in Chelyabinsk testify to the fact that the Company adopted a responsible attitude to the quality and eco image of its products. I believe that it is an important part of the social responsibility of the business that has been widely discussed," said Yuri Babak, Deputy Chairman of the Main Board of the All-Russian Society for Environmental Protection.
As reported earlier, on July 1, 2012 all LUKOIL's Russian refineries started manufacturing Euro 5 compliant AI-92 and AI-95 automobile gasoline. From that point in time, the production of Euro 4 compliant gasoline was discontinued. The first batch of Euro 5 compliant AI-98 gasoline was manufactured by the LUKOIL-Nizhegorodnefteorgsintez refinery in May, 2011.
Thus, LUKOIL is well ahead of the requirements set by the state Technical Regulations in terms of its manufacturing commencement deadline for Euro 5 compliant engine fuels. It became possible due to the active implementation of a large-scale refinery upgrade program by LUKOIL.
- Green Certificate of Gas Station No. 2
- Green Certificate of Gas Station No. 7