Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet.
Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened,
ambition inspired and success achieved.”

– Helen Kelle


Given both the challenging and volatile environments in which we operate, the health, safety and security of our people is of the highest consideration. Our commitment to protecting our workers and communities, preserving the environment, and maintaining the integrity of our assets is set out in our Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) policy and realized through our HSE management system and Emergency Response Plans (ERP). Specifically.

Safeguarding our people and stakeholders

We have a strong collective culture of safety in which everyone is responsible for their own safety as well as those around them. PETROPOLYMERS prioritizes safety in employee training. For example, our Safety Training Matrix matches specific trainings to each personnel position, ensuring that every employee is fully aware of their role in ensuring individual and group safety.

Safety training workshops are also extended to contractors to help reduce the number of health and safety incidents in our supply chain. In 2015, over one thousand individual HSE training sessions were delivered at our operations in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq (KRI). We maintain an incident register to record all health and safety incidents and lessons learned which helps us to further improve our approach to HSE across PETROPOLYMERS operations.

The ERP framework is designed to facilitate a quick and immediate response that is appropriate to the nature of the emergency. Naturally, we go far beyond dealing with emergencies. Keeping in mind the importance of our employees’ health and well-being, the Company is a leader in providing regular health check- ups, counselling, and treatment to employees, workers, and their families.