Everybody must get home safely and in good health.
Our strategic framework is based on the rigorous and systematic implementation of prevention and safety promotion tools, generating a culture of self-care whose pillars are identifying and managing risk, observing tasks, stopping unsafe activities, assuring operations by applying industry best practices, and incident analysis.
Three simple steps (Observe – Intervene – Record) define the methodology to identify hazards, act, and monitor the behaviors and conditions observed. Observation is based on identification of hazards and dangerous energies. Intervention applies the concepts of “If you saw it, you own it” and ADA (Authority to Stop an Activity). Software is used to record and monitor observations.
Our “Yo le apuesto a la Seguridad Vial” program aims to reduce or eliminate the possibility of traffic accidents in and around our operations, and to protect pedestrians, the community, workers and drivers.
The program includes activities such as satellite speed monitoring, road improvements, training with transport unions and highway management organizations, preventive inspection and vehicle insurance days, awareness-raising activities and training with transport unions and promoters of highway management, which have brought us closer to all highway actors in a comprehensive way.
We are committed to maintaining the well-being of our employees, contractors, suppliers, our neighbors around our operations, and all our stakeholders; supporting authorities and those who need help most.
GeoPark has systematically followed the evolution of COVID-19, monitoring the directives issued by the World Health Organization (WHO) and national and local authorities to establish and implement protocols to protect the health and safety of our employees and contractors, as well as of all stakeholders in our area of influence.
GeoPark’s COVID-19 Crisis Committee was formed at the beginning of the global spread of contagion and before active cases were detected in Latin America. At an early stage and responding flexibly to the situation, the Company instructed its teams to develop protocols for each of the phases of the health emergency caused by COVID-19.
Our protocols continue to evolve and are constantly communicated to field and office teams, as well as to suppliers and contractors. Our leaders in the areas of operations, nature and neighbors keep in contact with local and regional authorities, providing guarantees and evidence that our business continuity is maintained without any risk to neighboring communities. The Company has also worked closely with authorities at different levels in the supply of food and medical equipment for vulnerable populations in operational areas.
The GeoPark Biosafety Protocol focused on the prevention of COVID-19 and was created to guarantee the health of employees and contractors in Colombian operations and prevent the spread of COVID-19 in GeoPark, and has been adapted for its application in all units of the Company’s business.
Renowned international certification and inspection entity Bureau Veritas awarded GeoPark the Safeguard certification, highlighting its compliance with good biosafety practices and standards aimed at preventing COVID-19.
After rigorous evaluations, the Company was rated at 99.9 points out of 100, making GeoPark the first company in the oil and gas sector in Colombia to obtain the Safeguard quality certification.