HSE Management System
Showa Shell Sekiyu Group has established and put into practice an “HSE Management System
(HSE-MS)” conforming to its equivalent of the Shell Group, which coordinates our health, safety
and environmental activities.
Setting objectives / Plan / Do / Check / Resetting objectives
This system is meant for voluntary and continuous improvement of our performance fol-
lowing the mechanism of so-called PDC cycle.
At planning and execution stages, a methodology called HEMP (Hazard and Effect
Management Process) is applied, which consists of identification of all potential risk factors and
environmental loading increase factors (we call them “hazards”) inherent in a facility to be stud-
ied, evaluation of the risk effect based on the magnitude of damages on assets and environment
caused by such hazards and the probability of occurrence of such hazards and priority setting
for preventive actions based on magnitude of the risk.
Sequence of HSE management system
1.Leadership and commitment
Leadership and commitment The corporate principle declares that the Company aims at its
growth fulfilling its societal responsibility in environmental
preservation, stable energy supply and safe operation.
2.Policy and strategic target
Policy and strategic target The “Basic policy on safety, health and environment” comprising
10 items is established to tangibly express the policy to be
Organization, assignment 3.Organization, assignment and responsibility
and responsibility Functions of the HSE committee headed by the president togeth-
er with its substructures are clearly defined and tasks are clearly
Continual allocated to each layer and department.
Planning and procedure (HEMP) 4.Planning and procedure
Strategies are discussed and action plans are formulated to
solve problems identified by HEMP.
Taking action and monitoring 5.Execution and monitoring
The result of every action taken for HSE is monitored and its
feedback is made as necessary.
Audit Periodic HSE audit is made by auditing function and corrective
actions to be taken are studied.
The audit result is reported to the management for review of the
Management review strategic targets.
Certification of ISO-14001
Prior to establishment of HSE Management
System, the facilities of Showa Shell Group includ-
ing refineries had acquired the certification of
ISO-14001, the internationally acknowledged envi-
ronmental management system. The Showa Shell
Group’s HSE-MS is established taking into
account its compatibility with this ISO-14001.
Facility Acquired in Inspected/registered by Certificate no.
Toa Oil Keihin refinery June 1999 LRQA 772510
Showa Yokkaichi refinery July 1999 LRQA 772522
Seibu Yamaguchi refinery Dec. 1998 LRQA 771922
In-house Organization to Promote Environmental Preservation
Members board members
Secretariat HSE division
Chairman director in charge HSE Meetings
Members division/dept. managers (safety & health committee)
Secretariat HSE division (at each business unit)
Chairman unit manager
HSE Action Plan Promotion Meeting Members managers and employees
Organizer HSE division Secretariat HSE personnel
Medium/Long- Term Environmental Action Plan
The environmental action plan identifies the contents of our actions
for environmental preservation.
A plural number of working groups under the HSE action
plan promotion meeting mainly carry out planning and its execution.
Actions to alleviate environmental loading
Global warming preventive measures through energy Sea pollution preventive measures
conservation Oil pollution prevention by renewal of tankers
Use of energy saving equipment and waste heat recovery Oil pollution prevention by means of scrutiny of spot
equipment, introduction of energy saving operation procedures chartering contract
Sizing up of tank trucks, extension of planned delivery area International cooperation
Increase in average transport volume of petroleum tankers International joint development and propagation of solar
Pollution preventive measures power generation system
SOx and NOx reduction measures in refineries Export and propagation of hydrocarbon vapor recoverysystem
Reduction measures of benzene in effluent water Cooperation with the other industries
Provision of inner floats to gasoline storage tanks Cooperation with cement industry and insulation material
Recovery and reduction measures of hydrocarbon vapors society (for industrial wastes), and housing industry (solar
Chronological survey of soil power generation)
Reducing and recycling measures of wastes Measures to cope with the other environmental problems
Regeneration/reuse of catalysts Ozone layer preservation by means of removal/modification of
Reuse of waste bitumen and concrete chlorofluoro-carbon type fire extinguishers
Use of reclaimed drums Systematic disposal/renewal of diesel driven vehicles to
Survey/research of waste oil reprocessing methods comply with NOx abatement law
Scaling up of containers Advertisement, enlightenment and social activities
New energy and energy conservation businesses Publication of “Quality”, a periodical for enlightenment on
Propagation/introduction of solar power generation system environmental matters
Introduction/promotion of cogeneration system Showa Shell Sekiyu Foundation for promotion of
Development/commercialization of environmental load Donation and subsidy to environmental NGO’s and regional
abatement technology communities
Production and marketing of low sulfur gas oil
Production and marketing of low benzene motor gasoline
Development/commercialization of low unit consumption
Marketing of water-permeable, water-repellent and durable
Voluntary Action Plan for Environment Preservation of the Petroleum Association
The Petroleum Association established the The Federation of Economic Organizations
“Voluntary action plan for environmental preserva- (Keidanren) publishes the “Voluntary action plan for
tion” in February 1972 and its 4th following-up was environmental preservation” consolidating action
made in September 2001. Likewise, the other indus- plans of those industries to disseminate domestically
tries, which are big consumers of energy, such as and internationally the status of Japanese industries
iron and steel, chemical and electric power indus- in coping with prevention of global warming.
tries establish their own voluntary action plans.
I. Preventive measures against warming (promotion of energy conservation)
Reduce energy unit consumption by 10% in 2010 as compared with 1990.
Reduce fuel for product transfer by 9% in 2010 as compared with 1990.
II. Measures for reduction of industrial wastes
Reduce quantity of finally disposed wastes by 67% (2/3) in 2010 as compared with 1990.
III. Establishment of the environmental management system
IV. Technical cooperation with overseas
V. Marine environmental preservation measures
VI. Promotion of advertising activities