Gulf Keystone conducts its business safely, in a socially responsible and ethical manner. The Company is focused on minimising its impact on the environment and making a positive contribution to the communities where it operates. As a leading oil field operator in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, safety is of the highest importance and GKP considers safe working practices to be its licence to operate.
The board and senior management team use review committees and site visits to demonstrate the commitment required, reinforcing the highest standards and working to strict codes of conduct, ensuring a safe working environment. Working with local communities and government as well as specialist consultants, Gulf Keystone have put in place comprehensive health and safety policies along with operations management procedures, including thorough emergency and incident response plans.
Gulf Keystone has a simple premise: to integrate health and safety into every aspect of daily operations; providing advice, tools and systems which enable its workforce to manage risks. Continuous engagement with the workforce enhances the health and safety culture by encouraging transparent incident reporting and investigation.
Training and development, via the Company’s Competency Based Framework provides a talented, enthusiastic, and educated workforce, who are keen to continue learning whilst achieving the highest standards expected at Shaikan.