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IJESD 2016 Vol.7(10): 783-787 ISSN: 2010-0264
doi: 10.18178/ijesd.2016.7.10.880

Environmental Aspects Identification Process in Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)

Soud Al-Mutairy, Khulood Yousef, Haitham Fouzy, and Mohammed Safiullah Shareef

Abstract—Kuwait Oil Company (KOC) has successfully implemented HSE management system (HSEMS) in its facilities. HSEMS is a continual cycle of planning, implementing, reviewing and improving the process and actions that an organization undertakes to meet its obligations. KOC HSEMS and Environment Aspect Register were developed to manage the environmental impact associated with a range of operational activities. The HSEMS Guide outlines the general roles and responsibilities for the leadership and all personnel working for and on behalf of the Company for the implementation of the HSEMS in KOC, also to monitor the activities at the facilities which affects the environment. The most important component of this analysis is identification and assessment of the environmental aspect. According to the standard, the environmental aspect is an element of organization activities, products and services that can interact with the environment. KOC HSEMS Committees agreed to develop (KOC.EV.001- Environmental Aspects Identification and Assessment Procedure) with request of Health and Environment Team Leader authorized by KOC HSSE Implementation Committee and approved by KOC HSEMS Procedures Sub-committee. The main objective is to identify whether the environmental aspects and activities in all KOC operations facilities are complying with the regulatory requirement and other obligatory requirements.

Index Terms—Environmental aspect, environmental impact, environmental aspects register (EAR), ISO 14001.

Soud Al-Mutairy and Khulood Yousef are with KOC, Kuwait (e-mail: SAMutairi@kockw.com).
Haitham Fouzy is with NAPESCO, Kuwait (e-mail: HFouzy@kockw.com).
Mohammed Safiullah Shareef is with KN, Kuwait (e-mail: MSafiullah@kockw.com).


Cite: Soud Al-Mutairy, Khulood Yousef, Haitham Fouzy, and Mohammed Safiullah Shareef, "Environmental Aspects Identification Process in Kuwait Oil Company (KOC)," International Journal of Environmental Science and Development vol. 7, no. 10, pp. 783-787, 2016.

General Information

  • ISSN: 2010-0264 (Print)
  • Abbreviated Title: Int. J. Environ. Sci. Dev.
  • Frequency: Monthly
  • DOI: 10.18178/IJESD
  • Editor-in-Chief: Prof. Richard Haynes
  • Executive Editor: Ms. Nancy Y. Liu
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